Articles by

Matt Simon

The Nightmare Politics and Sticky Science of Hacking the Climate

And exactly how much carbon they remove can vary quite a bit based on variables like the...

The US Can Halve Its Emissions by 2030—if It Wants To

That said, he adds that it’s not a permanent solution. A future grid that runs entirely on...

‘Plastitar’ Is the Unholy Spawn of Oil Spills and Microplastics

While we know where the plastics came from, the origin of this particular tar wasn’t clear. But...

How Ants Inspired a New Way to Measure Snow With Space Lasers

Ants, as a group, are creatures of habit. While an individual’s path isn’t certain, biologists who have...

Undersea Cables Are the Latest Tools for Earthquake Detection

These very words may have flown through an undersea cable before reaching your eyeballs. Hundreds of thousands...

Carbon-Rich Peat Is Disappearing. But Is It Also Growing?

All of this creates a contradiction that scientists are only beginning to investigate: As the Arctic warms,...

A Powerful ISS Instrument Will Hunt for Minerals in Dusty Lands

What blows through the Sahara doesn’t stay in the Sahara. The vast African desert regularly burps up...

Burning Crops to Capture Carbon? Good Luck Finding Water

A major consideration is the kind of crop you’d grow to feed a wide-scale BECCS system. That...