So, Jeff Bezos, You Really Want to Fix the Planet?

But scientists have already developed more powerful tools for cataloging CO2 admissions, at least: A project called Vulcan has grown so comprehensive that it can model emissions block by block in Los Angeles. Vulcan’s developer has also used the tool to show that on...

Sun-Loving Bacteria May Be Accelerating Glacial Melting

Photograph: Sasha LeidmanMixed in with this grit and melted ice are the cyanobacteria, which run on sunlight. As a cryoconite hole gets deeper, its bottom moves out of direct sunlight, meaning there’s less energy available for the cyanobacteria living within it. But,...