Bottling Sunshine without Batteries

Bottling Sunshine without Batteries

Photo © Orlin Bertsch . POST FOSSIL FUELS Bottling Sunshine without Batteries Turning sunlight into liquid fuels or hydrogen gas could address solar power’s biggest limitations By W. Wayt Gibbs We usually think of fossil fuels as coming from deep in the Earth, but...
A View from Everywhere  All the Time

A View from Everywhere  All the Time

A View from Everywhere  All the Time Tech companies are rapidly networking the environment in ways that will transform our perception of nature—just as social media reshaped our relationships with each other. What could possibly go wrong? By W. Wayt Gibbs It was only...
Eyes on the High Seas

Eyes on the High Seas

©Blake Patterson OCEANS Eyes on the High Seas Illegal fishing is getting harder, thanks to public surveillance from space By W. Wayt Gibbs When the nonprofit groups Oceana and SkyTruth unveiled Global Fishing Watch (GFW) in 2014, their idea was to turn the power of...
Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

FEATURE Spies Like Us Armed with low-cost surveillance technologies, nonprofits aided by “citizen spies” are tracking fracking in Pennsylvania, flaring in North Dakota, and rogue fishing around Easter Island By W. Wayt Gibbs It’s a pitch-dark evening in November, and...