How to save the Earth

On Earth Day 2022, Inverse explores some of the most ambitious, exciting, and controversial efforts to save our planet.

One big idea...

How to build an Earthship

The trials and tribulations of going way off the grid in Taos, New Mexico.

Nick Aspinwall

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How to Save the Earth

If humans go to Mars, we need an Earth Flag — here’s why

Opinion: We are approaching the point when humans make the leap off Earth and onto other planets. When we get there, how will we represent ourselves?

Science

7 Years Ago the World Agreed to Slow Down Climate Change — But a New Report Shows an Uneven Future

It may no longer be possible to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but the climate future is still uncertain, a new report says.

Science

Look: Primate relative shows how ancient animals adapted to global warming

and I feel fine

The Doomsday Clock is now at 90 seconds to midnight — here's what that means

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight than ever, citing Russia's war on Ukraine and the worsening climate crisis.

Climate Crisis

Elephants could be key to saving the planet — here’s why

Big problems require big solutions — literally.

Wacky weather

Time-lapse shows shocking temperature changes between December and January

It’s not just your imagination.

This week in science

NASA ends Geotail mission and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Planet in Peril

Almost half of land animals will soon face extreme heat — here's why that's so scary

But there's still time to act, researchers say.

Climate crisis

Worst-case scenario of Antarctic ice sheet collapse could still be avoided

We can still slow ice loss in the Antarctic.

Innovation

An ambitious plan could help repair one of California’s biggest ecological catastrophes

Without intervention, the sea’s entire ecosystem could collapse.

hot hot hot

Look: 5 charts reveal how hot 2022 was in new detail

Newly-released data gives us a clearer picture of 2022’s climate weirdness.

What They Knew

This oil giant accurately predicted global warming — and still lied about it

ExxonMobil's internal research accurately projected global warming, even as their public messaging downplayed climate change.

Climate Crisis

At least half the world’s glaciers could melt — and that’s under the best-case scenario

The prognosis isn't good, but we can still take action to avert catastrophe.

Science

This insidious urban wildfire health risk happens after the fires stop

One of the most destructive wildfires on record in Colorado left behind a trail of destruction.

New discoveries

Meet these 10 plants and fungi new to science in 2022

New to science and already endangered.

Tree Time

Can we map every tree in the world? This novel tech could help get us there

Scientists believe deep learning is the future of tree conservation — here's why.

Science

Scientists have debunked a popular corporate greenwashing tactic

This “net-zero” program isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.