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Anthropocene Issue 6

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The Upcycled Car  by Mark Harris
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Enhanced Rock Weathering by Dan Ferber
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How to Shrink the Carbon Footprint of Health Care by Sarah DeWeerdt
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Carbon Negative Construction  by Lucy Wang
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Glacial Elevation Operations by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Enhanced Rock Weathering

A geological process with a billion-year track record might boost crop yields and could lock up as much carbon as planting a trillion trees.

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Eat Globally

Some experts are beginning to question whether locavorism is an effective solution to ensuring food security on a warming planet

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Spies Like Us

Armed with low-cost surveillance technologies, nonprofits aided by “citizen spies” are tracking fracking in Pennsylvania, flaring in North Dakota, and rogue fishing around Easter Island

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Writers:

David Quammen
What if evolution isn’t linear, as Charles Darwin proposed when he first sketched the tree of life?

Emily Anthes
Amphibious architecture responds to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.

Oliver Morton
The godlike powers of geoengineering irrevocably change the human’s relationship with Planet Earth.

Frances Cairncross
What is the optimal rollout of carbon taxes and research subsidies to speed up the transition to a low-carbon economy?

David Biello
Welcome to the brave new world of artificial intelligence for conservation.

Veronique Greenwood
The rise of fast fashion and the technology that needs to change to keep your clothes out of the garbage.

Fred Pearce
Some economies may be quietly, and surprisingly approaching a phenomenon economists call “peak stuff.

Akshat Rathi
What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker into a carbon sponge?

Ted Nordhaus
The climate change apocalypse problem

Andrew Revkin
The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, hopeless, hopeful time—duration and scope still unknown

Vandana Singh
How might science fiction constructively contribute to the Human Age?

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