Grist reporter Amelia Urry visits an Australian lab, where scientists are trying to grow coral that can survive in the future. And a farewell from Flora and Katherine.
Michael Reynolds builds off-grid homes out of garbage. Meet the Earthship.
Dogs evolved in response to environmental changes tens of millions of years ago. Can that tell us anything about how animals might adapt to climate change today? Christine Janis discusses.
Jeremy and Charlie, 11 year old students, are worried about climate change. They say it's because their generation will be the one to bear the brunt of its effects. Their blog is called Two Green Leaves.
Historian James Fleming talks about the surprising history of weather control and what past failures can tell us about today's geoengineering proposals.
Podington Bear - "Lullaby" (from Yearning)
Podington Bear - "Pink Gradient" (from Fathomless - Ambient)
Podington Bear - "Saver" (from Bon Voyage)
Podington Bear - "Netherland" (from Curious)
Podington Bear - "Old Skin" (from Backbeat)
Podington Bear - "Cloud 9" (from Panoramic/Ambient)
Podington Bear - "Delta" (from Daydream)
When exposed to high temperatures, Australian Central Bearded Dragons do something strange. Clare Holleley, of the University of Canberra, describes her new study.
On the International Space Station, sewage, condensation and even sweat get recycled into potable water. We have the technology to recycle water on Earth, too, but we don't use it as often as we could -- mostly because we think it's gross. NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and David Sedlak, author of Water 4.0, explain.
Lichens are under threat from climate and habitat changes. Should we care? James Lendemer and Jessica Allen of the New York Botanical Garden discuss.
We interviewed New York City rats to see what they thought about climate change, and whether humans will be able to adapt. Further Reading: "The impact of climate change on pest populations and public health."
If humans were to go extinct, what would the planet look like? Jan Zalasiewicz, a paleobiologist at the University of Leicester, says the creatures most likely to take our place are rats. Biologist Ken Aplin and neurobiologist Peggy Mason help imagine a future rat society.
Reporter Ryan Bradley lives in California. Given the drought, he figured it'd be a good idea to buy some water rights. It was more complicated than he thought.
Wild yaks live on the roof of the world, a frosty high-elevation plateau north of the Himalayas. Conservation biologist Joel Berger, of the University of Montana and the Wildlife Conservation Society, wanted to find out how climate change might affect yaks, so he paid them a visit.
Photos by Joel Berger. The tiny black specks in the landscape are yaks.
When he was a teenager in Romania, Raul Oaida became obsessed with building things: a jet-engine bike, a tiny spaceship, a LEGO car that runs on air. Why? Well, why not?
We can imagine the deep past: full of mammoths and dinosaurs and climates very different from our own. But how are we supposed to imagine the future?
Historian Martin Rudwick, author of Earth's Deep History, tells the story of Georges Cuvier, the scientist who made Earth's past, weird history real. Harvard historian of science Naomi Oreskes talks about how she imagines the future in her new book The Collapse of Western Civilization.