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?

Innovation

Scientists create fake leaves that generate a clean fuel source

All you need is sun, water, and some creativity.

tasty

These 10 common foods have the smallest environmental impact: study

Your favorite sugary drinks aren’t as bad for the planet as you’d think.

Opinion

Want to buy an EV? Here’s what you need to know about the Inflation Reduction Act

Opinion: At first glance, the revised EV tax credits seem like a smart move.

Innovation

Will Miami exist in 2050? 4 strategies could keep U.S. coastal cities afloat

Looking into the past could hold the key to future resilience.

Tipping Point?

Climate change may push North America’s forests to a “tipping point”

A trio of studies highlights the serious threat global warming poses to forests on the continent.

Innovation

This genetically modified rice could transform the global food supply

Copying one key gene could help feed hundreds of millions of people worldwide facing nutritional deficiencies.

Wow

Look: 7 Great Salt Lake images reveal how shockingly fast its shrinking

Opinion

Congo peat swamps are under threat — with catastrophic environmental consequences

Opinion: If oil companies get the go-ahead, we estimate that up to 6 billion tons of CO₂ could be released.

Innovation

Railways around the world are literally melting — here’s why they can’t take the heat

A train’s rails are made from steel, which expands when the air temperature increases.

This week in science

Artemis target launch dates and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Opinion

Humans wear cotton every day — now, the plant needs genetics' help to survive

Opinion: We depend on cotton for more than blue jeans.

Innovation

The audacious plan that could save lives from wildfires

New homes may be in the danger zone.

Science

Too hot to sleep? Why your nights are only going to get so much worse

Goodbye, rest.

Sizzling

Heat waves: 14 strategies to keep cool on hot days

It’s brutal out here!

HORIZONS

Carbon capture technology could turn trains into giant greenhouse-gas vacuums

All aboard the CO2-choo train!

Too hot to handle

Europe heat wave: 7 maps show the crisis from space

Most of the Northern Hemisphere is sizzling right now.