The Human Age will be shaped by the species we create and foster as well as the ones we kill off
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
Ted Nordhaus reviews The Wizard and The Prophet by Charles Mann
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.
How do we think about our future place in a geographically altered world? A map is a good place to start.
Geoengineering demands a new way of looking at the world—one that can be troubling.
Darwinian theory is based on the idea that heredity flows vertically, parent to offspring, and that life’s history has branched like a tree. Now we know otherwise: that the ‘tree' of life isn’t that simple.
Demography teaches an important lesson about population explosions: they are always temporary
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.