The pandemic knocked 2020 emissions back to 2007 levels. An analysis of stimulus policies in 41 countries shows how the savings could be cancelled out—or enhanced.
A drastic revolution in the way we eat and farm could limit habitat lost to agriculture to a mere 1%
Alternatively, researchers found, if we don’t change our food systems, habitat losses will affect tens of thousands of species by 2050
Pretty well overall. A new study shows that the impact climate change will have on the supply of wind, hydro, solar, and other renewable energy sources is modest.
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A Memo from the Year 2050: How We Defeated the Worst Zoonotic Diseases by Brandon Keim
Applying the Airbnb Business Model to Nature Conservation by Seema Jayachandran
The Race to Build an Air Conditioner that Doesn’t Cook the Planet by Emily Underwood
How to Plant the Forests of the Future by Lauren E. Oakes
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What if evolution isn’t linear, as Charles Darwin proposed when he first sketched the tree of life?
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The godlike powers of geoengineering irrevocably change the human’s relationship with Planet Earth.
What is the optimal rollout of carbon taxes and research subsidies to speed up the transition to a low-carbon economy?
Welcome to the brave new world of artificial intelligence for conservation.
The rise of fast fashion and the technology that needs to change to keep your clothes out of the garbage.
Some economies may be quietly, and surprisingly approaching a phenomenon economists call “peak stuff.
What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker into a carbon sponge?
The climate change apocalypse problem
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