To understand what might be lost, ecologist Janet K. Jansson taps molecular methods to explore Earth’s underground microbes, from the permafrost to the grasslands
May 17, 2019 • ~13 min
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Feeding the planet — now and tomorrow — is no small task. Plant biologist Pamela Ronald says sustainability means using every tool in the toolbox.
May 9, 2019 • ~15 min
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Researchers probe the weather-like physics of deadly infernos
March 14, 2019 • ~21 min
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The only way for humanity to solve its environmental problems may be to abandon our quest for continual economic expansion. It’s time to study what a future of degrowth might look like, some researchers say.
March 5, 2019 • ~12 min
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After 100 years as a national park and eons as a geological wonder, the American icon continues to reveal layers of its past and of the landscape ahead
Feb. 26, 2019 • ~11 min
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Returning to designs abandoned in the 1970s, start-ups are developing a new kind of reactor that promises to be much safer and cleaner than current ones.
Feb. 22, 2019 • ~34 min
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