Generation Anthropocene

Even in the best-case scenario, climate change will kick our asses

In his new book "Overheated," Andrew Guzman looks at the realities of human survival in an age of climate catastrophe. It's not going to be pretty.

Stop trying to save the planet, says ‘urban ranger’ Jenny Price

Want to make a real difference? Get in touch with your local environs, gritty though they may be, and help build a more sustainable future for everyone.

Are humans really the planet’s top dogs? Geologists will make the final call

Meet the scientists who have been charged with deciding whether humans have been so harmful to the Earth that we've kicked off a new geologic age.

Stick a fork in it: The American meat industry is ripe for a restart

The director of "American Meat" talks about the good food revolution, the rise of veganism, and why contemporary audiences aren't prepared for scenes from slaughterhouses.

What would Jesus do (about climate change)?

Is it possible to get your head around global warming if you think the Earth is only 6,000 years old? Why yes, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In fact, the future of the planet may depend on it.

No Venus envy here: Earth’s evil twin shows us the climate change endgame

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon says Venus used to be a lot like Earth, but then this little thing called the greenhouse effect turned it into a scorched, uninhabitable wasteland. Worried yet?

Earthshaking news from Mars, teaser edition

One of the Mars rover’s smart guys, Ken Herkenhoff, tells all about the “seven minutes of terror,” possible “touchdown” discoveries, and why the folks at Mission Control call Curiosity “she.”

Population growth and the road to total societal meltdown

A new documentary follows overpopulation experiments with rats to offer insight into our own dangerously crowded world. The bad news: Crowded rats got fat and happy -- and then they all died.

Are we headed for a sudden climate disaster?

Climate scientist Richard Alley discovered that the Earth’s climate can shift practically overnight. Will it happen in our lifetimes? Probably not, he says, but we’re tempting fate.