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.

Taiwan Commits to Banning Plastic Items by 2030

It joins a long list of nations that have already made the same pledge.

8 hours ago

Microplastics Endanger All Marine Life, From Fish to Top Predators

Pollutants at sea are almost as diverse as the species they endanger.

10 hours ago

We May Not Be Catching as Many Fish as We Were Two Decades Ago

Catches may be down by 1.2 million metric tons annually.

10 hours ago

Researchers Are Working to Remove Anxiety Drugs From Water

A common and possibly addictive drug often slips through traditional wastewater treatment methods.

13 hours ago

A Tax Incentive Might Finally Make Carbon Capture a Thing

More carbon capture, less carbon dioxide warming the climate.

13 hours ago

Australia’s Electricity Costs Will Plummet, Thanks to a New Tesla Solar Project

Australians could see a 36 percent drop in their annual costs.

13 hours ago

Environmental Activists Are Suing Governments Over Climate Change — and Winning

The judge overseeing the case deemed the UK government's actions to be "unlawful."

February 21, 2018

Tracking Atmospheric “Rivers” Could Help Us Predict Extreme Weather

Current models can predict 1-2 weeks in advance, but this one predicted up to five weeks out.

February 21, 2018

Man-Made Whirlpool Can Power Homes Without Harming Wildlife

Important.

February 21, 2018

Today’s Delays in Addressing CO2 Emissions Could Influence Sea Levels for Centuries

This doesn't look good.

February 21, 2018
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