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.

China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution

China has tasked nearly 60,000 soldiers to handle the job.

February 16, 2018

Climate Change is Causing Bats to Migrate Earlier in the Year

Some bats are even choosing to stay put during the warmer winters.

February 16, 2018

Scotland Has a Plan to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy

The nation could completely transform its energy sector by 2030.

February 16, 2018

Dyson’s First Electric Vehicle Might Not Include a Solid-State Battery

The company could be rethinking its EV strategy.

February 16, 2018

Blue Planet II Has Inspired the BBC to Ban All Plastic Containers and Utensils by 2020

Roughly 2 million plastic cups are used by BBC visitors and staff members every year.

February 15, 2018

Elon Musk’s Former Employee Is Building a European Rival to Tesla’s Gigafactory

Northvolt now has $62.9 million to start construction.

February 15, 2018

More Storms May Be Inevitable If We Don’t Meet The Goals Of the Paris Accord

The tipping point could soon be behind us.

February 14, 2018

Three Problems Tesla Has to Face Down Before Becoming the Company of the Future

Tesla will need to solve these if it's going to stay afloat.

February 14, 2018

Another Victim of Climate Change: Ubiquitous Canola Oil

Hotter temperatures are rendering the crop unusable on some farms.

February 13, 2018

California Has Set Up A Hotline Due to Invasive, 20-Pound Rodents

And they're nearly three feet long ...

February 13, 2018
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