The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet
Extreme shrinkage of summer sea ice is just the latest evidence of rapid Arctic warming – and what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay there.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~9 min
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Buildings grown by bacteria -- new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
March 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
March 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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Carbon capture and storage has stalled needlessly – three reasons why fears of CO₂ leakage are overblown
Carbon capture and storage has failed to put a dent in global emissions, and the world is running out of time.
March 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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