Study quantifies the under-appreciated ways in which wildlife are part of the carbon equation
Restoring populations of otters, wolves, whales, fish and other ecosystem-shaping creatures could capture an eye-popping 6.4 billion tons of CO2 annually
How daylight saving time could help fight climate change
Setting clocks forward was introduced to reduce the need for artificial lighting, but it turns out to reduce the need for air conditioning as well
The most detailed life cycle analysis of food waste ever offers eye-popping revelations
Food waste contributes half of the annual carbon released by the entire global food system—a staggering 9.3 gigatons, double previous estimates
Transparent wood product could give windows an insulation boost
Using cellulose nanofibers from wood pulp, a team have made a clear gel that can be sandwiched between existing window panes.
Which disease that mosquito gives you depends on a landscape’s human footprint
The most common insect-borne diseases change dramatically as a landscape goes from lightly-inhabited forest to jam-packed city, scientists find.
Reshoring solar panel production could help the U.S. meet its climate goals
In a life-cycle analysis of solar panel manufacturing, researchers find domestically produced panels have a smaller carbon footprint than imported ones.
To protect forests, sequester carbon, and produce protein, consider mushrooms on trees
New research weighs up the potential of mycoforestry: The only form of protein production that actually sequesters carbon
Who’s winning the race to net zero, presidents or mayors?
The answer will determine both the speed and efficacy of climate action.
Done right, the common practice of rock-crushing could slash construction emissions
Engineers show that grinding rocks in the presence of pure carbon dioxide could trap as much carbon as a forest the size of Germany
The astonishing salt marsh-building power of the humble, tiny mussel
Researchers transplanted 200,000 of them and tracked the elevation of marshlands over 3 years; they contributed to new land at 5x the predicted rate.