Anthropocene

Anthropocene

‘Runaway Collapse’ of Environment Could Cause the Next Great Recession

“Mainstream political and policy debates have failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage.”
Becky Ferreira
2.12.19
climate change

European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate

Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Becky Ferreira
2.1.19
maps

Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992

Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.18
climate change

Climate Change May Practically Sterilize Male Insects

Male reproductive damage under heat wave conditions could be contributing to biodiversity declines in the Anthropocene.
Becky Ferreira
11.13.18
environment

The ‘Farmosopher’ Creating Language for Our Climate Doom and Rebirth

Retired professor Glenn A. Albrecht has coined new words to describe the full range of positive and negative emotions we have toward the environment.
Deidre Olsen
10.25.18
Anthropocene

We Still Don’t Understand the Superstorms of the Anthropocene

Hurricane Michael has killed five people and counting in Virginia—more than 800 miles from where the storm first made landfall.
Caroline Haskins
10.12.18
climate change

Human-Driven Climate Change Is Literally Making Earth ‘Wobble’

As the planet warms, ice loss at the poles—especially in Greenland—is having an effect on polar motion.
Becky Ferreira
9.26.18
HOTY2017

The Paleontologist Who Finds Anthropocene Insights in the Dinosaur Age

Steve Brusatte explains how these spectacular bygone animals shaped our present, and how they can inform our future.
Becky Ferreira
12.4.17
E.T.

The Anthropocene Will Help Astrobiologists Understand Alien Worlds

Researchers propose a new alternative to the Kardashev Scale.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.7.17
The Anthropocene Rocks

I Asked Geologists If the Anthropocene Is Real

Defining the Anthropocene is proving to be a rocky road.
Caroline Haskins
6.20.17
CRISPR

These People Want to Genetically Engineer Pink Chickens

The Pink Chicken Project wants to use CRISPR to alter all chickens’ DNA in order to send a message about the health of our environment.
Emma Griffith
5.12.17
A Guide to the Climate Change Deniers in Congress

Kentucky's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Kentucky's Climate Change deniers.
Motherboard Stuff
4.25.17
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