A Sustainable Planet

All human advances have been connected to advances in producing and using energy from Earth’s natural resources. Those resources are finite, and we are now at a crossroads. The paths we take will be key to our future.

Travel the Journey

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The Biomimicry Institute

Tools to develop sustainable solutions for a balanced ecosystem with nature-inspired strategies.

Watch: Seaweed Farming and its Surprising Benefits

Lesley Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes

Increasing numbers of fishermen, scientists, and foodies in this country are starting to look at seaweed very differently — as a promising source of food, jobs and help cleaning ocean waters. With rising global populations and limited space to expand agriculture on land, they are turning to the sea — and its “weeds” — as a new frontier.

pile of dirt set against the mountains and sky

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Moises Velasquez-Manoff, New York Times

Farmers and ranchers in California, Kansas, and North Dakota are using regenerative agricultural practices to pull carbon from the atmosphere and into the soil and, in the process, reducing operational costs and boosting crop yields.

rocky landscape with trail and person sitting

How Oman’s Rocks Could Help Save the Planet

Henry Fountain, New York Times

Can the natural process of carbon capture by certain rock formations be leveraged to remove some of the billions of tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide that humans have pumped into the air since the beginning of the Industrial Age?

World Energy Outlook 2020

Resources for the Future

The world may be on the cusp of its first true energy transition, but more ambitious public policies and technological innovations are needed. Includes commentary on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

trees from the air

Sustainable Recovery

World Energy Outlook Special Report

The economic crisis of covid-19 gives governments a unique opportunity to boost economic growth, create millions of new jobs and put global greenhouse gas emissions into structural decline.

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