The Mystery Vehicle at the Heart of Tesla’s New Master Plan
Elon Musk says a new Tesla will rewire the company and help save the world, but he won’t tell investors what it is.
Regulations and Solutions
What Will Ethical Space Exploration Look Like?
Astrophysicist and Off-Earth author Erika Nesvold maps out the questions we need to ask before living on other planets.
As Kenya’s Crops Fail, a Fight Over GMOs Rages
Faced with extreme drought, Kenya’s president approved a controversial new crop for farmers. Then the legal backlash began.
The Mountain Village in the Path of India’s Electric Dreams
The country has discovered enough lithium to electrify every vehicle on its roads, but the massive deposit has tensions running high.
Stop Saving Cute Animals
One million species are at risk of extinction, but a handful of charismatic creatures get all the hype. A new conservation strategy has a different focus.
Oceans and Waterways
The Mining Industry's Next Frontier Is Deep, Deep Under the Sea
Companies are diving to the bottom to scoop up metals essential for our EV-driven future. But how much ocean are we willing to sacrifice?
The Floods, the Farms, and the River That Roared Back
Agriculture beat the Salinas into submission. Now, it has returned with a fury.
Robots Enter the Race to Save Dying Coral Reefs
Biologists are working to quickly grow hardier specimens that can be propagated and transplanted by robotic arms.
A Robot Finds More Trouble Under the Doomsday Glacier
Underneath thousands of feet of Thwaites Glacier’s solid ice, a bot filmed peculiar features, where melting is much faster. It’s an ominous sign for rising sea levels.
A Looming El Niño Could Dry the Amazon
When a warm band of water develops in the Pacific, drought grips the rainforest. The Amazon, devastated by deforestation and fires, is especially vulnerable.
The Mesopotamian Marshes Are Disappearing, Again
The World Heritage site in southern Iraq survived Saddam Hussein’s campaign to drain the wetlands. Now they’re drying up, and biodiversity is collapsing.
Americans Are Moving Into Danger Zones
Folks are flocking to areas plagued with wildfires and extreme heat. Climate change will only make things worse.
New Mexico’s Beloved Pinyon Jay Is Losing Its Pine Habitat
A Western landscape’s namesake bird is threatened by climate change, and perhaps by wildfire prevention tactics that thin out the trees they rely on.
Sara Van Note
America’s Most Boring Association Is Fighting the Planet
Heat Pumps Sell Like Hotcakes on America's Oil-Rich Frontier
New Zealand Faces a Future of Flood and Fire
The Generative AI Race Has a Dirty Secret
A Bold Plan to Beam Solar Energy Down From Space
The Climate Crisis Is Threatening Spain’s Saffron Crop
What Would Earth’s Temperature Be Like Without an Atmosphere?
The American West’s Salt Lakes Are Turning to Dust
Climate Reparations Won’t Work
Crispr Wants to Feed the World
How Sensor-Dangling Helicopters Can Help Beat the Water Crisis
Airlines and Cattle Farmers Have Beef With Google’s Climate Math
Is It Time to Call Time on the Doomsday Clock?
NO PHOS FOR US
The World’s Farms Are Hooked on Phosphorus. It’s a Problem
Max G. Levy
Sharing Is Caring
Hey EV Owners: It’d Take a Fraction of You to Prop Up the Grid
When Did the Anthropocene Actually Begin?
The Key to California’s Survival Is Hidden Underground
2022 Wasn't the Hottest on Record. That’s Nothing to Celebrate
Mass Climate Migration Is Coming
Europe’s Plan to Become the First Climate-Neutral Continent