Climate Crisis

just breathe

This essential mental hack fights Covid-19 lockdown blues — and climate change

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“Although it takes a lot of work and energy of a certain kind, ultimately meditation is a non-doing.”

Climate solutions
Climate Crisis

Elephants could be key to saving the planet — here’s why

Big problems require big solutions — literally.

Climate Crisis

At least half the world’s glaciers could melt — and that’s under the best-case scenario

The prognosis isn't good, but we can still take action to avert catastrophe.

Tree Time

Can we map every tree in the world? This novel tech could help get us there

Scientists believe deep learning is the future of tree conservation — here's why.


Scientists have debunked a popular corporate greenwashing tactic

This “net-zero” program isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Going nuclear

Nuclear fusion breakthrough: A physicist answers three vital questions

We asked a physicist about the future of nuclear fusion.

'Tis the Season

What Christmas tree is best for the environment? Here’s what forestry experts say you should buy

The annual tradition isn’t as bad for the climate as you might think.

Wild World

Groundbreaking 2-million-year-old DNA discovery could hint at the future of Earth

“It’s just an unbelievable feeling.”

Nom Nom

Can I feed my pet only dry food? Why the answer is different for cats and dogs

An all-dry food diet may be good for the planet, but is it safe for pets?


The secret to saving our planet may be lurking in the dirt under our feet

Scientists make a compelling case for preserving the microbial diversity of our planet.


Even if geoengineering worked, over half the world could keep heating up

The outlandish idea can’t save us from brutal heat.

Reel Science

5 lessons from the most iconic climate documentary of all time

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth was a watershed moment for climate change, but did it do enough?

Bon appétit

These new plastics offer tasty meals to marine life (and can reduce pollution)

Let the sea critters munch away at our trash.


ePlane? Electric planes may come sooner than you think

New batteries are being developed, but they aren’t yet ready for aircraft.


These lab-engineered bacteria can take in solar energy and spit out clean electricity

Plus: Cyborg cockroaches.


This revolutionary new technology pulls clean fuel from the air

If all goes well, it could create sustainable energy anywhere on Earth.


Climate scientists propose 2 outlandish ways to cool the Arctic

While the region is warming faster than previously thought, we shouldn’t lose all hope.