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.

A Court Just Ruled in Favor of Teens Who Sued Part of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Experts praise the ruling for putting human health above the interests of oil companies.

25 mins ago

Past Climate Change Doesn’t Make Today’s Activity Any Less Troubling

Need a visual? Take a look at this comic illustrating Earth’s climate history.

March 25, 2017

Elon Musk Says Solar Roofs Will Be Available for Purchase in April

Sustainable energy is coming home.

March 24, 2017

“Magic” Reusable Paper Uses UV Light in Place of Ink

It feels just like regular paper, but is far from ordinary.

March 23, 2017

The Senate Just Repealed a Ban on Aggressive Hunting on Wildlife Refuges

Hunters can now shoot animals from airplanes and kill wolves and pups in their dens.

March 23, 2017

The World’s Largest “Artificial Sun” Is Powering up in Germany

Its light is 10,000 times as intense as natural sunlight.

March 23, 2017

A River Was Just Granted the Same Legal Rights as a Human Being

Could treating the environment like a person be the best way to protect it?

March 22, 2017

New Technologies Could Let Our Devices Power Themselves

We need to make this happen.

March 22, 2017

Elon Musk’s Company Just Smashed Through a Major Milestone

4 *billion* miles...welcome to a sustainable future.

March 22, 2017

We Can Now Use the Sun to Transform Raw Biomass Into Usable Hydrogen Energy

Yesterday’s leaves and wood can become tomorrow’s clean energy.

March 21, 2017
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