By absorbing light in a rainbow of hues, the new windows can do double-duty, churning out electricity day and night
Researchers measured the potential of 1000s of cities to offset their carbon emissions by reforesting. Prospects are greatest in smaller cities and in the Global South
If coastal cities planted clam beds along the urban edge, they could save millions in nitrogen clean-up costs
Buy High, Sell Low: Managed Retreat from the Coasts by Elizabeth Rush
A Memo from the Year 2050: How We Defeated the Worst Zoonotic Diseases by Brandon Keim
Applying the Airbnb Business Model to Nature Conservation by Seema Jayachandran
The Race to Build an Air Conditioner that Doesn’t Cook the Planet by Emily Underwood
How to Plant the Forests of the Future by Lauren E. Oakes
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A genetic tweak that makes photosynthesis more efficient in plants could increase crop yields by 40%, and help feed millions more people around the globe.
It's all about convenience: MIT researchers identify strategies that increase electrification by fitting it into people’s existing lifestyles
Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human crafts. Just imagine if the same ingenuity and vision were devoted to building homes for animals.
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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