The Human Age will be shaped by the species we create and foster as well as the ones we kill off
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
How do we think about our future place in a geographically altered world? A map is a good place to start.
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
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.
The ultimate literature of the imagination calls upon us to do more than merely invent or imitate the apocalypse
For decades, humans have modeled technology on observations of the natural world. But new discoveries about nature—and tools for manipulating it—have opened up novel approaches potentially more powerful than mere imitation to solving Human Age problems.
New experiments are pushing artificial intelligence and sensor networks into the grid—and into factories, data centers, and transit systems—in order to pull fossil fuels out.
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
There could be more than 60 billion of them on the planet