There could be more than 60 billion of them on the planet
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
For decades, humans have modeled technology on observations of the natural world. But new discoveries about nature—and tools for manipulating it—have opened up novel approaches potentially more powerful than mere imitation to solving Human Age problems.
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
New experiments are pushing artificial intelligence and sensor networks into the grid—and into factories, data centers, and transit systems—in order to pull fossil fuels out.
Bookmarks for a Human Age
Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual
In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.
An interview with Kim Stanley Robinson: Climate change, science fiction, and our collective failure of imagination
The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, hopeless, hopeful time—duration and scope still unknown