New research shows saltwater aquariums are a multi-billion dollar industry with more than 6 million hobbyists. That could mean a lot of people interested in protecting reefs.
A microscopic network of channels in bluebird feathers gives it its characteristic hue; mimicking that structure could give better batteries and water filters
The almost invisibly thin film—many microns thinner than a human hair—might not only replace plastic sheeting and heaters in agriculture, but also protect telephone lines and electric cables.
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A new study disproves a widely accepted hypothesis about the climate benefits of growing forests in semi-arid places. The problem comes down to the color green.
Delicate biocrusts are used to restore drylands; instead of cultivating them in high-tech greenhouses, researchers are growing them under solar farms.
Researchers find that emissions resulting from transport, energy use, and food waste have increased swiftly over the last 40 years - and are almost equivalent to the emissions from farming, itself
Massive turbine blades make for massive waste streams. Chemists have found a way to break them down for reuse.
Whereas previous recycling techniques have focused on material redesign, this new technique works on today’s turbine blade materials
Watching the prices of natural gas in Europe, and gasoline in the US, soar as the Ukraine conflict strangles supplies, you might think that energy self-sufficiency is the ultimate goal for any country. But trying to go it alone comes with its own risks.
The most common insect-borne diseases change dramatically as a landscape goes from lightly-inhabited forest to jam-packed city, scientists find.
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
How might science fiction constructively contribute to the Human Age?