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Anthropocene

Anthropocene magazine, published by Future Earth,  gathers the worlds’ best minds to explore how we might create a Human Age that we actually want to live in. 


Authors published under this byline include:


Berly McCoy is a freelance science writer and media producer based in Northwest Montana covering biology, chemistry, food and the environment. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR, Hakai and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @travlinscientst.


Emma Bryce is a journalist based in London. As well as Anthropocene, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Wired Magazine UK, Audubon Magazine, The New York Times, Ensia, and Yale e360.


Prachi Patel is a Pittsburgh-based freelance journalist who writes about energy, materials science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and computing. Writes for Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Chemical & Engineering News, and MRS Bulletin. Find her at www.lekh.org.

Sarah DeWeerdt is a Seattle-based freelance science journalist specializing in biology, medicine, and the environment. In addition to Anthropocene, her work has appeared in Nature, Newsweek, Nautilus, Spectrum, and many other publications. Find her on Twitter at @DeWeerdt_Sarah.

Recent Work

November 11, 2021
by Anthropocene
Rooftop Solar Reactor Makes Liquid Fuels With Water and CO2 Drawn From Air

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Scientists have made a pilot-scale solar refinery that efficiently turns... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Scientists have made a pilot-scale solar refinery that efficiently turns carbon dioxide and water plucked from air into liquid fuels. The system takes us one step closer to making carbon-neutral fuels for flying and shipping pretty... Read More

November 9, 2021
by Anthropocene
Climate Action Pays for Itself a lot Sooner Than you Think

This article is by Sarah DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Rapid and massive action to decarbonize the U.S. economy will... Read More

This article is by Sarah DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Rapid and massive action to decarbonize the U.S. economy will net the country trillions of dollars in savings over the next few decades alone, according to a new study—even if the rest of the world does... Read More

November 2, 2021
by Anthropocene
Researchers Have Now Made Wood That You Can Fold and Mold

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Wood seems to be the gift that keeps on giving.... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Wood seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. Researchers have tinkered with its chemistry and physical structure to make it transparent, squishy, strong as steel, filter water, and turned it into bioplastic and Styrofoam-like... Read More

October 21, 2021
by Anthropocene
In a First, Study Explores How Airborne Microplastics Affect the Climate

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Plastics are not just smothering our lands and oceans, they are... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Plastics are not just smothering our lands and oceans, they are also in the air we breathe. Microscopic pieces of plastic get swept up from the Earth’s surface into the atmosphere and spiral around the globe, raining down on... Read More

October 14, 2021
by Anthropocene
Combining 3 Existing Technologies Makes Emissions-Free Plastics Possible. . . and Affordable

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. The world was already drowning in plastic when the Covid-19... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. The world was already drowning in plastic when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The use of protective equipment and surge in takeout and home delivery more than doubled the world’s plastic waste in 2020 over the previous... Read More

October 13, 2021
by Anthropocene
The Most Comprehensive Study Ever Reveals Which are the Greenest ‘Blue Foods’

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. What is the role of fish in a sustainable food... Read More

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. What is the role of fish in a sustainable food future? Compared to other food groups, we have limited knowledge about the environmental impact of blue foods when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions and ecosystem... Read More

October 5, 2021
by Anthropocene
When One Person Uses a Ride-Hailing App, all of Society Pays

This article is by Sarah DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. A car trip made via ride-hailing app such as Uber... Read More

This article is by Sarah DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. A car trip made via ride-hailing app such as Uber or Lyft has external costs that are 30-35% higher than a comparable trip made via a personal vehicle, according to a new study. The ride-hailing app... Read More

September 29, 2021
by Anthropocene
Car Emissions are a Wasted Resource. We Could Use Them to Grow Food.

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. A single car pumps out 4.5 tons of carbon dioxide... Read More

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. A single car pumps out 4.5 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. That’s environmentally destructive, never mind the enormous health impacts. But, it’s also a waste of a hugely valuable resource. What if... Read More

September 21, 2021
by Anthropocene
A Spoonful of Sugar Makes a Better Battery

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. By simply adding a dash of sugar, researchers in Australia... Read More

This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. By simply adding a dash of sugar, researchers in Australia have boosted the life of a type of battery that could drive electric vehicles twice as far on a single charge as today’s lithium-ion batteries. The... Read More

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