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.
Ted Nordhaus reviews The Wizard and The Prophet by Charles Mann
Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual
Geoengineering demands a new way of looking at the world—one that can be troubling.
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.
The ultimate literature of the imagination calls upon us to do more than merely invent or imitate the apocalypse
Mining landfills for metals and energy
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
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