Anthropocene Inventions For Good
Tweaking the Tiny Electrical Charges Inside Cells Can Fight Infection
It works in tadpoles. Could it work in humans?
Move Over, Steel: The High Rises of Tomorrow Are ‘Plyscrapers’
Light, strong and renewable, wood may change how tall buildings are built
Here's a Food Wrapper You Can Eat
Made from milk protein, it not only keeps food from spoiling, but it also could keep a lot of plastic out of landfills
Garbage Can Teach Us a Lot About Food Waste
A novel and slightly gross study aims to fill in gaps in our understanding of Americans' food waste
The “Great Green Wall” Didn’t Stop Desertification, but it Evolved Into Something That Might
The multibillion-dollar effort to plant a 4,000-mile-long wall of trees hit some snags along the way, but there's still hope
These Simple Fixes Could Save Thousands of Birds a Year From Fishing Boats
Changes as basic as adding a colorful streamer to commercial longline fishing boats could save thousands of seabirds a year
Move Over, Community Gardens: Edible Forests Are Sprouting Up Across America
These new urban forests let you pick your own produce. But will the concept take root?
These Microbe-Coated Seeds Could Help Us Thrive in a Dark, Dry Future
A Massachusetts-based startup is prepping for your basic apocalyptic scenario
Soil Has a Microbiome, Too
The unique mix of microbes in soil has a profound effect on which plants thrive and which ones die
Back to Basics: Saving Water the Old-Fashioned Way
Across the world, communities are reviving old ways of saving or storing water—with promising results
For One Day Only, Visit the Farm and Cryogenics Laboratory Trying to Save Endangered Livestock Breeds
Enjoy a farm tour, cryogenics demonstration and a heritage-breed beef burger at Newport, Rhode Island's Swiss Village Farm
These Light-Up Fishing Nets Could Save Sea Turtles
New research shows attaching LED lights to fishing nets can keep turtles from becoming accidentally entangled
Could Plastic-Gobbling Bacteria Save the Environment?
Japanese scientists discovered a microbe that digests one of the most common plastics
How to Modernize the Wood Stove and Help Save the Planet
The humble wood stove is getting a high-tech makeover, and may be going green
Oysters Could Save Staten Island From the Next Hurricane Sandy
A living breakwater could prevent future flooding while cleaning polluted waters
Jakarta Is Building a Gigantic Bird-Shaped Seawall
But will the Great Garuda project be enough to save a sinking city?