Could we make tennis rackets out of atmospheric CO2? Science says yes

Researchers have figured out a way to transform everyone's favorite greenhouse gas into a super-strong and lightweight wonder material.


How microbes can make plastic from sunshine, carbon, and a little bit of love

Plastic is an amazing part of our modern world, but it comes with a lot of downsides -- so scientists are using synthetic biology to make it better.

Climate & Energy

Stop trashing the climate! EPA’s new plan would crack down on landfills

The latest component of Obama's climate plan aims to cut methane emissions from garbage by one third.

Spoiler alert!

Climate change could wipe out the internet’s favorite animal

The red panda is, without a doubt, the most adorable animal to ever walk the earth -- and now they're in trouble.

Climate & Energy

Kids sue Obama over climate change

A youth coalition argues that the federal government shouldn't be supporting the fossil fuel industry.

Pork Roids

The pork industry is full of this drug you’ve never heard of

FDA-approved ractopamine helps pigs put on muscle, but not everyone thinks it's safe.


It turns out we’ve been trying to control the weather since forever

Despite all the current hype around geoengineering, our attempts to control the world's weather and climate go way, way back.


This communal fridge is pretty damn amazing

A small town in Spain set up a Solidarity Fridge to keep perfectly good food out of the dumpster.

Business & Technology

Monsanto’s coming up with an alternative to GMOs

The spray-on crop defense is temporary and doesn't permanently alter genetic information.