climate change

Climate Change Will Alter the Color of Half of Earth’s Oceans by 2100

Phytoplankton blooms tint the oceans green, which means their response to warmer waters will shake up the ocean color scheme.
Becky Ferreira
Big Desert Energy

Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Becky Ferreira

‘Steve' Is a Radiant Purple Sky Ribbon That Defies Explanation

A new study confirms that Steve is not generated by particle precipitation. So what is powering this skyglow?
Becky Ferreira

A New Libertarian Country Wants to Go Off the Grid Because It Has No Grid

They might want to go green, but don't call them environmentalists.
Jordan Pearson

Colony Collapse Disorder Is Spreading To Wild Bees

Pesticides, overcrowding, and globalization have transformed bee colonies into pathogen training grounds.
Becky Ferreira
Motherboard Blog

Hydrogen Cars Are Popular Again, Even If Hydrogen Filling Stations Aren't

Can anything beat oil?
Derek Mead
Motherboard Blog

Is Edward Snowden Going to Germany?

Sub-question: Who will the ex-NSA agent Skype with first?
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

The Ten Best Ways Cities Are Combating Climate Change

Ten big metropolitan ideas that are saving the planet.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

Those Soot Clouds in China Are from Automobiles and Home Cooking

For over a decade now, it has been clear that cooking with coal is causing big health problems in China.
Ben Richmond
Motherboard Blog

For the Rest of the Year, Humans Will Use More Resources Than the Earth Can Provide

Earth Overshoot Day 2013 is here, and it's two days earlier than last year.
Mat McDermott
Motherboard Blog

China Just Broke Ground on World's Next Tallest Skyscraper, and It Aims to Finish by February

And it should be completed by February. The sky's the limit for China's sustainable, record-breaking, skyscraper.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

We're All About to Start Wearing Solar Power

Eventually, our clothes may actually be comprised of thin-film solar panels that are not a sartorial joke.
Brian Merchant