Societies have reshaped landscapes for thousands of years. So why is the Anthropocene so destructive?
Researchers show humans have transformed the majority of terrestrial ecosystems for the past 12,000 years without causing large scale extinctions. Colonization, appropriation and displacement are likely to blame.
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.
He came to science late in his life, helped to preserve the Earth’s protective ozone, and fundamentally changed our views of nature and ourselves
Any climate plan that doesn’t consider this question is bound to fail.
Imagine a culinary future with in vitro meat . . .The real thing may not be as far away as you think
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
Demography teaches an important lesson about population explosions: they are always temporary
Here’s a coal retirement plan that doesn’t rely on uninvented technology or science-challenged leaders.
Thinking about apocalypse, like thinking about one’s own death, is not something that most of us have much enthusiasm for