How to save the Earth

On Earth Day 2022, Inverse explores some of the most ambitious, exciting, and controversial efforts to save our planet.

One big idea...

How to build an Earthship

The trials and tribulations of going way off the grid in Taos, New Mexico.

Nick Aspinwall

Viewpoint

How to Save the Earth

If humans go to Mars, we need an Earth Flag — here’s why

Opinion: We are approaching the point when humans make the leap off Earth and onto other planets. When we get there, how will we represent ourselves?

Science

The wreckage of ancient hurricanes could predict future storms

The sand holds many secrets.

Innovation

Concrete built the world for at least 2,000 years — now, it must adapt or crumble

For thousands of years, humanity has had a love affair with cement and concrete.

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?

Science

Are you ready for extreme snow?

The winter weather has already hit New York.

HORIZONS

Human-free farms could solve a major food problem

This isn’t your mother’s agriculture.

Innovation

Inside the scientific quest to future-proof corn, America's favorite side dish

Taking cues from cacti and orchids, scientists are trying to hack corn’s natural abilities.

Last Call

Roland Emmerich's most ridiculous movie isn't quite as funny as it used to be

“For years, we operated under the belief that we could continue consuming our planet's natural resources, without consequence. We were wrong.”

Climate Crisis

We might exceed this major climate tipping point in nine years

There's a 50 percent chance we'll surpass 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next nine years.

This week in science

Artemis targets November launch and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Climate crisis

Look! The Siberian Arctic is on fire and the impact could be devastating

Arctic fires could set a dangerous feedback loop in motion.

Science

Cities are getting so hot it’s deadly — can we fix it?

Urban heat waves are getting worse, but better data and timely government action could alleviate the problem.

Opinion

Wildfire smoke may warm the Earth for longer than we thought

As atmospheric chemists living in a region frequently polluted by wildfire smoke, we wanted to know more about these effects.

Going, going, gone

Shocking report finds more than a dozen famous sites will lose their glaciers by 2050

Mount Kilimanjaro, Yosemite, the Dolomites, and more.

Climate Crisis

One of the coldest places on Earth is on fire — and it’s getting worse

It’s a big problem.

Climate Crisis

Climate change could make an unexpected remote region a breeding ground for pandemics

Could the High Arctic seed the next pandemic? Here’s what experts say.

A little drizzle

5 years ago, the most nonsensical disaster movie ever set an unintended precedent

Geostorm bears a remarkable resemblance to another extreme weather film — but perhaps not one the makers intended.