terraforming

Maybe We Don’t Have To Nuke Mars (So Much) After All

Terraforming Mars could be our only option once we screw this planet up beyond repair, but how exactly are we going to do it? One popular scheme involves releasing truckloads of nuclear warheads over the poles, unlocking billions of tonnes of frozen carbon dioxide and triggering a runaway greenhouse.

China Is Turning A Remote Reef Into An Artificial Island With A Runway

A remote archipelago in the South China Sea has come under an extraordinary amount of scrutiny lately. Here, China is building up small reefs and atolls into whole artificial islands — all in hotly disputed territory. In the clearest sign yet of its military intentions, one of those islands now…