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 Anthropocene: Paul Crutzen’s Epochal Legacy
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
Imagine a culinary future with in vitro meat . . .The real thing may not be as far away as you think
The Anthropocene Nightstand
Bookmarks for a Human Age
The Great Decoupling
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
How Much Energy Will the World Need?
Any climate plan that doesn’t consider this question is bound to fail.
Milk Without the Cow. Eggs Without the Chicken.
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
Artificial Intelligence and Decarbonization
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.
Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual
Maps of the New World
How do we think about our future place in a geographically altered world? A map is a good place to start.