By James Dyke, Robert Watson and Wolfgang Knorr Sometimes realisation comes in a blinding flash. Blurred outlines snap into shape and suddenly it all makes sense. Underneath such revelations is typically a much slower-dawning process. Doubts at the back of the mind grow. The sense of confusion that things cannot be made to fit together […]
“We very much prioritize biodiversity, so we try to plant species that are native to the land as opposed to monocultures.” Angelique Ahlstrom, Flash Forest co-founder and chief strategy officer.
Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon Liberty Vittert 8.4 million soccer fields of land deforested in the Amazon over the past decade. That’s 24,000 square miles, or about 10.3 million American football fields.This statistic, while giving only a snapshot of the issue, provides insight into the dramatic change to this landscape […]
Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of “thin air.” That’s the promise of Direct Air Capture (DAC), a technology that fundamentally disrupts our contemporary oil economy. Mimicking what already occurs in nature, DAC essentially involves industrial photosynthesis, harnessing the power of the sun to draw carbon directly out of the atmosphere. This captured carbon […]
Power plant turns carbon emissions to stone Scientists and engineers working at a major power plant in Iceland have shown for the first time that carbon dioxide emissions can be pumped into the earth and changed chemically to a solid within months—radically faster than anyone had predicted. The finding may help address a fear that […]