Earth & Energy

As humanity’s impact on the biosphere becomes increasingly profound, the focus on alternative forms of energy intensifies. Simultaneously, scientists and innovators are working to engineer Earth’s weather and modify the environment to recreate the biosphere in a planned, precise way. We’ll follow the cutting-edge research that is leading us into the next age of energy and scrutinize the impact that humanity is having on our Pale Blue Dot.

How Much Warming Can We Really Expect Once We Stabilize Climate Change?

A new study offers fresh insights.

January 19, 2018

Swapping Coal for Wood Is Bad for the Climate, and the EU Is Falling for It

Biofuel sourcing will do more damage in the short-term, a new study confirms.

January 19, 2018

An Unlikely New Ally Has Emerged in the Fight Against Pollution in Water

It absorbs up to 74 percent of its dry weight in lead in only 22 hours.

January 19, 2018

Accidental Discovery Could Wipe Out One of Bees’ Worst Enemies

Is lithium chloride the answer?

January 19, 2018

Global Temperatures Reached New Highs in 2017

According to NASA, last year was the warmest on record without an El Niño boost.

January 19, 2018

Europe Dramatically Accelerates Plans to Create a Coal-Free Continent

The European Parliament wants member states to fill 35 percent of energy consumption with renewable sources.

January 18, 2018

Extreme Weather Is the Biggest Risk for Humanity in 2018, Say World Leaders

In this year's edition of the landmark report compiled by the World Economic Forum, weapons of mass destruction come after the threat of climate change.

January 18, 2018

Cape Town Is Set to Run Out of Water in Less Than One Hundred Days

"Unwashed hair is now a symbol of upright citizenship."

January 17, 2018

The End of Plastic Has Officially Arrived

Nations around the world are taking a stand against plastic waste.

January 17, 2018

The World’s Biggest Smog Tower Offers Hope to Polluted Megacities in China

"It barely requires any power input throughout daylight hours."

January 17, 2018
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