Automated vehicles are expected to be widely available within the next decade. By 2040, most cars on the road will likely be controlled by software — a development that’s expected to save a great many human lives by replacing blind-spotted, easily-distracted drivers with high-tech competence. There's a potential to save animal lives, too.
Our behavior flows only intermittently from knowledge, and our choices reflect not just personal calculations but a host of subtle, almost instinctive, social considerations.
Americans are spending more time at home, which increased residential energy use, but still saved a total of 1,700 trillion bTU of energy, or 1.8% of the total energy use, in the United States mainly because of less traveling to offices and stores.
Farming more fish in the future could not only provide us with protein, but take the pressure of a limited resource: land.
You would need to drive an electric car more than 50,000 km in Quebec and 150,000 km in Germany to outcompete a conventional car in terms of greenhouse gas emissions
Local food production is championed for its low environmental impact. But a new study shows that if we abandoned global trade, food insecurity would intensify, leaving hundreds of millions undernourished around the world.