Curbside recycling turns out to be a surprisingly good climate investment
A comprehensive review of municipal waste management systems found that recycling is on par with investing in electric vehicles and green power
By century-end, farm numbers will halve and farm size will double. How will biodiversity fare?
“This world in which significantly fewer large farms replace numerous smaller ones carries major rewards and risks for the human species and the food systems that support it,” the new study says.
Reaching net-zero emissions could triple U.S. energy jobs by 2050
In most parts of the country, new green-energy jobs more than offset lost fossil-fuel employment
Can Big Oil be part of a post-carbon world?
Fossil fuel companies made the modern world. The challenge now is remaking themselves.
It's time to upgrade not just our technology, but also our collective imagination.
Discover Anthropocene’s newest and most forward-looking project: Climate reporting from the future
The Upcycled Car by Mark Harris
Enhanced Rock Weathering by Dan Ferber
How to Shrink the Carbon Footprint of Health Care by Sarah DeWeerdt
Carbon Negative Construction by Lucy Wang
Glacial Elevation Operations by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Climate Change Apocalypse Problem
Thinking about apocalypse, like thinking about one’s own death, is not something that most of us have much enthusiasm for
Does the world need a non-proliferation treaty for fossil fuels?
At COP27, the EU is pushing a vote to make oil and gas as repugnant as nuclear weapons
Meat from chickens raised on insects or algae has a distinct color. So how best to market it?
A new study finds that for environmentally-minded consumers more information is better. For everyone else, the opposite is true.
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Bread waste could be repurposed for the food industry
We waste hundreds of tons of bread daily. But now a team of researchers has devised a better use for these discarded carbs.
Hot rocks could be the next big energy storage technology
Soapstone, widely used in cooking appliances and countertops, could be an ideal low-cost material to store the sun’s heat for electricity
Is Europe About to Push the Other Nuclear Button?
The invasion of Ukraine could be a turning point for nuclear power and carbon budgets
Cities need new types of pavement capable of absorbing a flood. This team has a customized recipe.
Australian researchers devised an algorithm for permeable pavement tailored to local soil and rainfall conditions
What if evolution isn’t linear, as Charles Darwin proposed when he first sketched the tree of life?
Amphibious architecture responds to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.
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
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
How might science fiction constructively contribute to the Human Age?
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