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.

Scientists Assert Climate Change is Allowing Greenhouse Gases to Escape From Melting Permafrost

Pockets in the permafrost that have deeply thawed are responsible for 17 percent of all measured methane in the region

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Electric Vehicle Sales Are up 45% Over the Last Year

If the trend continues, 10% of new car sales could be EVs by 2023.

July 21, 2017

Researchers Have Found a Way to Convert CO2 Into a Usable Fuel

The process is a win/win for the planet and people.

July 21, 2017

This U.S. City Now Requires Solar Panels on all New Homes

The Sunshine State is harnessing its natural resources.

July 21, 2017

Immediate Carbon Capture is Critical to Avoiding Extreme Climate Change, Scientists Say

It's now or never if we want to escape extreme climate change.

July 20, 2017

Porsche’s CEO Just Announced the Company’s Big Plans to Transition to Electric Cars

By 2023, up to half of Porsche’s new cars will be EVs.

July 20, 2017

China Is Stepping up Efforts to Eliminate Coal Usage

The nation announces its latest move in the war against air pollution.

July 20, 2017

The Largest Rail Network in Asia Just Debuted a Solar-Paneled Train

The company expects to save more than $6 billion in diesel costs over the next 10 years.

July 19, 2017

New Data Shows 2017 Has Been One of the Hottest, Wettest Years on Record in the U.S.

The nation has already lost 57 lives to severe storms, freezes, and floods this year.

July 19, 2017

These Artificial Glaciers Provide Fresh Water to Rural Communities

Sonam Wangchuk is an engineer creating artificial glaciers in the Himalayas to help provide fresh water for dryer farmland year-round.

July 19, 2017
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