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

Viewpoint

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?

Climate Crisis

Can hummingbirds survive climate change? Scientists say it's complicated

New climate change research could spell bad news for hummingbirds.

This week in science

NASA Voyager glitch and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Skincare secrets from dolphins and new insights into long Covid: These are the best science images of the week.

HORIZONS

How a genetically-engineered tomato could help solve a global health crisis

Plus: A massive driving headache could soon be a thing of the past.

Science

Melting permafrost could expose millions to invisible cancer-causing gas

Inside the race against radon.

Climate crisis

Look: Hidden fossils reveal a microscopic creature that may be resilient to climate change

Newly-discovered fossil imprints from phytoplankton show that the organisms didn't die off during past global climate fluctuations.

Climate crisis

The world's most vital forests are dying at twice the rate they did 35 years ago — study

Evidence shows that tree mortality has doubled in the last 35 years in Australian tropical forests, which could result in forests becoming carbon sources one day.

Toxic Truth

Pollution is responsible for one in six deaths each year — and it’s getting worse

It's a sobering finding, but scientists hope it will serve as a wake-up call.

Climate Solutions

Can restaurant menus help diners choose climate-friendly meals?

Two key fixes could seriously reduce greenhouse gas emissions when eating out.

Climate Crisis

Watch: Shocking footage shows 2 North Carolina homes claimed by rising seas

Coastal erosion is causing shorelines to creep closer to where people live.

Heating up

Summer 2022: 3 states could experience temperatures 5.4 degrees higher than average

CDC report reveals scorching summer highs. Here are 4 key takeaways.

Heat wave

4 of the worst heat waves in the last 60 years went unrecorded — here's why

A new study retrieves what slipped through the cracks.

Culture

Studio Ghibli films have a subversive message hiding in plain sight

Beneath the veneer of fantasy and cute creatures lies an important narrative.

Science

The grossest idea from The Matrix could lower your energy bill

We’ll all feel the heat, the heat between me and you.

Climate Crisis

India's heatwaves: These maps put South Asia's scorching temperatures in perspective

A series of maps and images from space reveal how deadly temperatures are currently scorching India and Pakistan.

Reel Science

The grittiest superhero movie on HBO Max reveals a real looming disaster

Is the future of climate change really so grim for New York?

HORIZONS

How a salt lake in California’s desert could make the U.S. an electric car powerhouse

There’s lithium in that there water.