Building a Solarpunk Future

Our future as a species depends on a sustainable revolution. How can we transform our cities and lives to protect planet earth?
The surprising history of how electric vehicles have played the long game and won 
The electric vehicle’s environmental credentials might give them a final push to win the long game over traditional cars.
This startup wants to build a radically powerful new kind of wind turbine
Norwegian startup World Wide Wind wants to build offshore wind turbines based on a completely different design from traditional models.
This rock-bending tech may change clean energy 
A technology that stores energy underground could make enhanced geothermal systems more cost competitive.
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An emerging space economy is here. As teams around the globe race to innovate and explore, what are the implications for the human race?

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Nuclear power might not be dead in California 
California is considering a $1.4 billion plan to delay the retirement of Diablo Canyon, its last nuclear power plant.
3D-printed wood furniture could ship flat, then dry into shape
A new way of 3D printing wood that takes advantage of warping could change how we build things in the future.
Breakthrough in photosynthesis boosts plant growth up to 30% 
In a small study, researchers have engineered soy plants to have higher yields thanks to improved photosynthesis.
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The future of energy starts with rebuilding the battery  Watch
Millions of tons of batteries are headed to landfills. Here’s the plan to save them.
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This eco-pirate scientist says the solution to climate change is easy & cheap – so why are governments trying to stop him?
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The innovators of Copenhagen architecture are pioneering new solutions to urban living challenges, from floating parks to man-made islands.
The world's first floating 3D printed house
A group in the Czech Republic is using a 3D printing robot to construct what it claims will be the world’s first floating 3D printed house.
Series | Challengers
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A startup described as the “IKEA of houses” is determined to make beautifully-designed, energy efficient homes affordable for everyone.
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