Chemists have made artificial spider silk that more closely mimics the real thing and boosts fog-capturing ability by almost 600 percent
Lawyers said it was impossible to tie a specific dose of greenhouse gases to polar bear survival. They were wrong.
Landmark new research could open the door to climate protections for a menagerie of other species.
Short answer: a lot. A new study found that meat substitution would cut global agricultural GHG emission by 31%, water use by 10%, and spare a quarter of the land needed to reach 2030 biodiversity targets.
It's time to upgrade not just our technology, but also our collective imagination.
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As climate change and pandemics reshape the world we live in, say the researchers, we need to understand how the two processes interact.
Attributing water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to countries rather than industrial sectors is a leading example of how the supply chain world warps geography.
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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.
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?