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.

Here Are the U.S. Cities Least Affected by Climate Change

These places are better equipped to manage the effects of global warming.

7 mins ago

Evaporation-Harvested Energy Could Meet 70% of the United States’ Power Needs

"We can now put a number on its potential."

3 hours ago

This Hurricane Season Has Been Exceptionally Bad — And It’s Not Going to Get Any Better

Hurricane season isn't over until November 30, so there's almost certainly more to come.

4 hours ago

These Fifteen New Spiders Were Named for Celebrity Activists, Including Bernie Sanders

The discovering team named the arachnids for champions of human rights and the environment.

5 hours ago

Climate Change Could Be Making Our Food Less Nutritious

But almost nobody is paying attention.

September 25, 2017

An Earthquake Early Warning System is Coming to the West Coast

That is, if budget cuts don't crack it first.

September 25, 2017

How Transgenic Species Could Help Fight the Effects of Climate Change

Many scientists believe that although we engineered the crisis, we can also engineer a solution.

September 24, 2017

Can Dam Failures Like Puerto Rico’s Guajataca Be Prevented?

70,000 people near Quebradillas, Isabela, and surrounding areas have been urged to evacuate.

September 23, 2017

For the Sixth Time in 300 Years, Britain Will Contain No Snow

An eleven-year-old snow patch is about to disappear completely.

September 23, 2017

It’s Definitely Possible to Turn Greenhouse Gases into Fuel Feedstock

CO2 can serve the greater good.

September 22, 2017
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