- Jan 1 20172 minutes
01 We’ll Generate Our Own Resources
An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.
- Jan 1 20171 minute
02 We’ll Raise The Standard Of Ultra-Affordable Housing
New shelters are designed to help refugees and others with limited means.
- Jan 7 20177 minutes
The Atlantic Ocean And An Actual Debate In Climate Science
Scientists have recently begun to re-examine a scary question: Will a crucial ocean current shut down?
- Jan 4 20176 minutes
Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
- Dec 12 20161 minute
New Technology Can:
JOE JIMENEZ Reach the sick ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH Organization, 400 million people do not have essential health services. That’s more than the entire population of the U.S. But emerging technologies can enable us to deliver health care world
- Jul 4 20162 minutes
Erin Brockovich’s Latest Crusade
THE CELEBRATED ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST IS BACK ON THE FRONT LINES, FIGHTING FOR CLEAN WATER ACROSS THE NATION
- Nov 1 20161 minute
Here’s how Thomas Woltz and company channel site-specific details into meaningful, large-scale parks.
- Sep 19 20161 minute
The Anthropocene Should Bring Awe—and Act as a Warning
JUSTIN WORLAND AS GEOLOGICAL EPOCHS HAVE COME AND gone throughout Earth’s vast history, shifts have often correlated with large-scale global changes like ice ages and mass extinctions. An asteroid hits the planet, wiping out the dinosaurs, and the C
- Dec 12 201612 minutes
A Possible Break In One Of Evolution's Biggest Mysteries
Whales have one of the strangest, least-understood histories of any animal—and barnacles might be the key to unlocking their secrets.
- Oct 24 20161 minute
5 Issues That Deserve More Love—or Hate
SHIPPING Ninety percent of all we use—shirts, phones, disposable coffee cups and the beans therein—have traveled around the world on ships burning one of the dirtiest fuels by the ton. According to Edward Humes, author of Door to Door, 160 of these
- Sep 1 20161 minute
On the Cusp
A company doesn’t have to be especially big to have a big impact on the planet. Our On the Cusp list honors smaller companies, creative subsidiaries of bigger ones, and newer initiatives—spotting some worthy corporate efforts that may someday change the way you do business.
- Oct 30 20161 minute
2 Sleep With the Fishes
A HOUSEBOAT OFF DUBAI WITH AN UNDERWATER BEDROOM.
- Dec 7 20165 minutes
Tar Balls, The Beach's Fossil-Fuel Flowers
Globs of black goo occur on beaches both naturally from ocean seeps and artificially from oil spills. An Object Lesson.
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
No.229 Fighting Fire With Foam—And A Résumé That Includes The Space Shuttle
Irene Rhodes, founder and CEO of Consumer Fire Products, united her backgrounds in engineering and firefighting to create a system that automatically sprays a biodegradable protective foam onto a house when a wildfire is nearby. Her Eugene, Oregon–based company has grown by beating back the fires that are a year-round threat in some western states.
- Jan 19 20175 minutes
As The Planet Warms, Trump's Epa Pick Hedges
Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearing to lead the EPA was dissonant with the week’s biggest scientific news.
- Jan 19 20175 minutes
Tiny Pollinators Need Wildlife Corridors Too
Bison aren’t the only animals that roam.