For now most investment in the low-carbon transition has come to a halt; a persistent economic recession would thwart clean energy innovation
But protecting currently underrepresented types of land might.
Being able to resurrect species would be exciting—but lessons from reintroduction biology help us imagine what could go wrong.
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Darwinian theory is based on the idea that heredity flows vertically, parent to offspring, and that life’s history has branched like a tree. Now we know otherwise: that the ‘tree' of life isn’t that simple.
What if evolution isn’t linear, as Charles Darwin proposed when he first sketched the tree of life?
Amphibious architecture responds to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.
The godlike powers of geoengineering irrevocably change the human’s relationship with Planet Earth.
What is the optimal rollout of carbon taxes and research subsidies to speed up the transition to a low-carbon economy?
Welcome to the brave new world of artificial intelligence for conservation.
The rise of fast fashion and the technology that needs to change to keep your clothes out of the garbage.
Some economies may be quietly, and surprisingly approaching a phenomenon economists call “peak stuff.
What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker into a carbon sponge?
The climate change apocalypse problem
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
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