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Visual of Anthropocene Exhibition

Anthropocene Exhibition

Next Nature Network will take part in the Deutsches Museum exhibit "Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands".

Visual of Anthropocene: the Shrinking of Aral Sea

Anthropocene: the Shrinking of Aral Sea

As a consequence of a big water diversion project to irrigate surrounding areas the Aral Sea is drying up.

Visual of Anthropocene for Dummies

Anthropocene for Dummies

The Anthropocene is the recently proposed epoch of Earth history that, proponents say, has begun with the rise of the human species as a globally potent biogeophysical force, …

Visual of Anthropocene Art – Amazon Abstraction

Anthropocene Art – Amazon Abstraction

A false-color image of Amazon deforestation reveals surprisingly beautiful patterns.

Visual of The Anthropocene Explosion

The Anthropocene Explosion

We have entered the Anthropocene epoch, in which humanity and its instrumentalities are the most potent and influential geological force.

Visual of The Anthropocene Debate: Marking Humanity’s Impact

The Anthropocene Debate: Marking Humanity’s Impact

  Is human activity altering the planet on a scale comparable to major geological events of the past? Scientists are now considering whether to officially designate a new …

Visual of Painting the Anthropocene

Painting the Anthropocene

Govedare paints the human impact on natural environments, showing how nature has become a subset of culture.

Visual of Anthropo-scene #8: Anthropocene Rabbit

Anthropo-scene #8: Anthropocene Rabbit

With cities covering growing area of land, we humans and our spaces build the new wilderness for animals and plants.

Visual of Anthropo-scene #7: Anthropocene Bird

Anthropo-scene #7: Anthropocene Bird

Due to human action, 1300 bird species are seriously in decline. Other birds have learned to live with humans and profit from their presence.

Visual of Pink GM Chicken Marks Anthropocene

Pink GM Chicken Marks Anthropocene

The Pink Chicken Project suggests modifying chickens’ DNA in order to send a message about our Earth health.

Visual of Surviving the Anthropocene in China

Surviving the Anthropocene in China

How people adapt to toxic food, air and water in Beijing.

Visual of Totem Animals for the Anthropocene

Totem Animals for the Anthropocene

Invasive species become the animal symbols for a man-made world.

Visual of Welcome to the Anthropocene

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Watch human and urban life evolve in this 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, starting at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Visual of Christian Schwägerl - Riding the Anthropocene

Christian Schwägerl - Riding the Anthropocene

Christian Schwägerl , freelance journalist and biologist, author of the book The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet , introduces us into the Anthropocene , a …

Visual of Next Generation: Louise Silfversparre illustrates the remains of the Anthropocene

Next Generation: Louise Silfversparre illustrates the remains of the Anthropocene

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here?  Get in touch  and plot your …

Visual of A Stroll Through the Bubbles of Chemicals and Men

A Stroll Through the Bubbles of Chemicals and Men

A stunning pre-history of the anthropocene

Visual of Anthropo-scene #10: From Thoughts to Geology

Anthropo-scene #10: From Thoughts to Geology

It's more than two years since I have started this exploration of the Anthropocene for Next Nature for you. We have visited many places together, places I have traveled to as a …

Visual of Earth Next to the Sun Makes Us Modest

Earth Next to the Sun Makes Us Modest

The realization that the volume of the Earth would fit over a million times in the volume of the Sun kind of makes you modest. No, we are not the Masters of the Universe.

Visual of Where the Other Half Lives

Where the Other Half Lives

Map-enthusiast Valerie Pieris has created a fascinating visualization of human population centers. We all know that a huge fraction of humanity lives in Asia, but this map really …

Visual of Anthropo-scene #9: Sense, Sensors, Sensitivity

Anthropo-scene #9: Sense, Sensors, Sensitivity

Technology helps us understand the unfolding of the Anthropocene.

Visual of From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

Do humans exist merely to make money and use resources? Vandana Shiva believes humans have a higher purpose.

Visual of Old Nature Strikes Back

Old Nature Strikes Back

Geology isn't always slow.

Visual of Welcome to Earth, Number 7,000,000,000!

Welcome to Earth, Number 7,000,000,000!

Welcome to earth, #7,000,000,000! Hope you like the #anthropocene. Learn more: http://bit.ly/se1SQc

Visual of Technosphere Weighs 30 Trillion Tons

Technosphere Weighs 30 Trillion Tons

If humans would disappear from the face of the Earth today, we would still leave 30 trillion tons of mass in the geological record. Certainly, "we were here" is written all over.

Visual of Curator Gène Bertrand on design for human needs

Curator Gène Bertrand on design for human needs

Nature has always been a source of inspiration for many artists and designers, yet the urgency to connect to nature is more pressing than ever. Environmental issues such as …

Visual of Anthropo-scene #1: From Rocks to Thoughts

Anthropo-scene #1: From Rocks to Thoughts

How geology and humanity turn ancient algae into high-tech gadgets.

Visual of Welcome to the Age of Plastic

Welcome to the Age of Plastic

According to a new study, humankind is now entering the "Age of Plastic". The research investigates the evidence that we are living in the Anthropocene, a time in which humanity is the main geological force.

Visual of Ecosexuality: Make the Biosphere Your Lover

Ecosexuality: Make the Biosphere Your Lover

Ecosexuality reconceptualizes our perspective on the biosphere by having consensual experiences with it.

Visual of Magnifiying the Universe

Magnifiying the Universe

Nowadays the human impact on our planet can hardly be underestimated. Climate change, plastic islands, genetic manipulation – ‘We were here’ echoes all over. Yet, every now and …

Visual of What Is Next Nature? #10

What Is Next Nature? #10

Seeing more airplanes in the sky than birds

Visual of Space Tourism: Your next vacation destination might not be on Earth

Space Tourism: Your next vacation destination might not be on Earth

Back in the mid-twentieth century, before the first moon landing, people had all sorts of ideas about the golden age of space travel in front of them. Colonize the moon! Fly …

Visual of Air pollution may be making us less intelligent

Air pollution may be making us less intelligent

Not only is air pollution bad for our lungs and heart , it turns out it could actually be making us less intelligent, too. A recent study found that in elderly people living in …

Visual of This expo confronts a planet in a state of emergency

This expo confronts a planet in a state of emergency

Meet the 'Eco-Visionaries' , these are the architects, artists and designers who respond to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times. This exhibition reveals how …

Visual of Iceland is mourning a dead glacier

Iceland is mourning a dead glacier

Death certificates and commemorative plaques aren’t something you’d normally associate with a glacier. But that is exactly how Iceland recently mourned the loss of 700-year-old …

Visual of Microbiocene: A microbiological archeology of the future

Microbiocene: A microbiological archeology of the future

In configuring our next nature, artists and scientists explore new languages that move beyond the Anthropocene - the era of human beings. These semantics would bridge the gap …

Visual of Three exhibitions that explore the relationship between humans and the environment

Three exhibitions that explore the relationship between humans and the environment

As we go about our daily activities, we may lose sight of our connections with nonhuman life. Here are three exhibitions to encourage you to step outside of your everyday and …

Visual of How climate fiction novels allow us to imagine possible futures

How climate fiction novels allow us to imagine possible futures

Every day brings fresh and ever more alarming news about the state of the global environment. To speak of mere “climate change” is inadequate now, for we are in a “ climate …

Visual of The Earth on Loan

The Earth on Loan

Christian Schwägerl is a correspondent for Der Spiegel and the author of Menschenzeit (The Age of Man). He will be presenting his views on the Anthropocene at the  Next Nature …

Visual of Artificial Light Threatens Pollination

Artificial Light Threatens Pollination

A recent study demonstrated how artificial light is a serious threat to plant pollination. It puts plant reproduction in danger, as well as the whole ecosystem.

Visual of Mapping the Utilisphere

Mapping the Utilisphere

Earth has had a geosphere, atmosphere and biosphere for a few billion years. Only within the last several thousand years has earth gained a global noosphere, the intangible …

Visual of Anthropo-scene #3: Morphing Earth, Piece by Piece

Anthropo-scene #3: Morphing Earth, Piece by Piece

Humans act as bio-excavators that literally move mountains.

Visual of Yes, Naturally

Yes, Naturally

The introductory essay from the Yes, Naturally book - available in our store!

Visual of Nature Learned to Turn Plastic into Rocks

Nature Learned to Turn Plastic into Rocks

Plastic can fuse with rocks to form a new material: plastiglomerate.

Visual of Next Nature Talk at Nature 3.x Symposium

Next Nature Talk at Nature 3.x Symposium

Koert van Mensvoort will take part in the Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? symposium at the University of Minnesota.

Visual of Eating Plastic or Krill: a Smelly Story for Birds

Eating Plastic or Krill: a Smelly Story for Birds

Seabirds eat floating plastic debris because it smells like food, study finds.

Visual of Drones Protect Indonesia from Volcanic Danger

Drones Protect Indonesia from Volcanic Danger

In Bali, volcanic danger looms large. Scientists are trying to use drones to forestall the danger and make the invisible workings of the volcano visible.

Visual of Plastic Planet

Plastic Planet

We tend to think of plastic as a cheap, inferior and ugly material used to make children’s toys, garden furniture and throwaway bottles. But as an experiment, imagine for a moment …

Visual of Humans Caused Mass Extinctions Before There Were Even Humans

Humans Caused Mass Extinctions Before There Were Even Humans

Humans and other hominids have a reputation for bringing about mass extinctions. Homo erectus  has been blamed for the disappearance of many African carnivores, our ancestors …

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"That Was Then. This is Now"

The wunderkammer – the traditional repository of natural history curiosities and cultural relics  – has been updated by the  Center for PostNatural History  in Pittsburgh, which …

Visual of The Sound of Silence? An Aircraft Engine.

The Sound of Silence? An Aircraft Engine.

Silence is a thing of the past. Just as no place has been left untouched by climate change, there is no place on earth that is not 'polluted' by the sounds of planes, ships, and …

Visual of A More Interesting, More Depressing Theory of Easter Island's Downfall

A More Interesting, More Depressing Theory of Easter Island's Downfall

A new theory claims it wasn't human deforestation that caused the ecological collapse of Easter Island, but something smaller and squeakier.

Visual of Anthropo-scene #2: The Mind's Lianas

Anthropo-scene #2: The Mind's Lianas

What are the physical forms of the noosphere?

Visual of Anthropo-scene #4: Longing for Nature

Anthropo-scene #4: Longing for Nature

What one ugly overpass in Berlin reveals about our attitudes towards nature.

Visual of Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

We recently spoke to Ilari Laamanen, to peel the outcrops of Momemtum9, and unveil the overlapping themes to the next nature philosophy.

Visual of Struck by lightning: Shipping emissions double frequency of lightning storms

Struck by lightning: Shipping emissions double frequency of lightning storms

They say lightning never strikes twice, but it appears to be striking a lot more often in some areas of ocean than others. New research published in Geophysical Research Letters …

Visual of Ars Electronica Festival goes Next Nature

Ars Electronica Festival goes Next Nature

This years edition of the Ars Electronica festival , which has been hangout for international experts from the arts and sciences for almost three decades, focuses on the nature …

Visual of How China is enjoying blue skies — thanks to the coronavirus

How China is enjoying blue skies — thanks to the coronavirus

Surrounded by greyness and with the air around you having a dusty, burnt taste; for a long time this is what it has been like to live in many of the world’s highly polluted …

Visual of Colonizing Mars: Not with humans, but plants

Colonizing Mars: Not with humans, but plants

The idea of colonizing Mars has become the big speculative future of humanity on Earth. But, artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg has radically different ideas to contribute to the …

Visual of Next Nature Emergency Blanket

Next Nature Emergency Blanket

The Survival Blanket protects against the forces of next nature: drone attacks, electrosmog, internet fail, etc.

Visual of Interview: Agi Haines, Speculative Artist Who Wants to Redesign the Human Body

Interview: Agi Haines, Speculative Artist Who Wants to Redesign the Human Body

Speculative designer Agi Haines' work focuses on (re)designing the human body, and speculates upon future scenarios.

Visual of Turning cities into parks: In conversation with Raymond Brouwers on Urban Street Forests

Turning cities into parks: In conversation with Raymond Brouwers on Urban Street Forests

Urban neighborhoods with high-rise concrete buildings are often dreary and gray. Therefore, the Urban Street Forest project aims to color our cities with the planting of vertical …

Visual of Interview: Pirjo Kääriäinen on collaboration and the new ecological biomateriality

Interview: Pirjo Kääriäinen on collaboration and the new ecological biomateriality

Meet Pirjo Kääriäinen, professor of design driven fibre innovation at Aalto University, Finland. Kääriäinen founded CHEMARTS —a collaborative program at the university that brings …

Visual of There's a new urgency for speculative design. Here's why

There's a new urgency for speculative design. Here's why

Pink chickens, synthesized tiger penises and salads grown from bodily fluids - how could they shape our future? In a Next Nature collaboration with the Gogbot Festival, the …

Visual of Talking Nonhuman Nonsense

Talking Nonhuman Nonsense

Nonhuman Nonsense is a research-driven design and art studio existing somewhere between utopia and dystopia. They wonder upon our relationship with the non-human, embracing …

Visual of Technosphere outweighs the biosphere

Technosphere outweighs the biosphere

Our deficiencies have always driven us, even among our distant ancestors, back in the last Ice Age. Having neither the speed and strength to hunt large prey, nor sharp teeth and …

Visual of Fight climate change: Hack the Planet

Fight climate change: Hack the Planet

Lots of clouds this week. The peculiar picture above shows the eruption of mount Pinatubo in 1991, which apparently resulted in a certain amount of global cooling (next to some …

Visual of In Space, Nobody Can See You Litter

In Space, Nobody Can See You Litter

Between the launch of Sputnik on 4 October 1957 and 1 January 2008, approximately 4600 launches have placed some 6000 satellites into orbit, of which about 400 are travelling …

Visual of A More Realistic Zoo

A More Realistic Zoo

Going to the zoo is a favorite summer past-time. Visitors to the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna will see lots of animals in recreated ‘natural’ habitats. Except this summer, along with …

Visual of Doggerland – Mapping a Lost World

Doggerland – Mapping a Lost World

So you think climate change is new? So you think the flooding of landmass by the oceans is a new? So you must have not heard of the times when people walked from London to …

Visual of Stop continental drift

Stop continental drift

Is it a cynical gesture to glue a 'Stop Continental Drift' bumper sticker on your gasoline addicted car? Absolutely. Yet indirectly it also criticizes the romantic …

Visual of Next Nature Introduction

Next Nature Introduction

This project - the Next Nature Network - is about Nature's brand image. One might surmise that "Nature," being 100 percent all-natural, can't have any brand image.  The facts …

Visual of Save the Coral: Dump a Tank

Save the Coral: Dump a Tank

Our peculiar image of the week learns us that what is good for the environment doesn't always look good for the environment. The adieu of this disused tank into the Gulf of …

Visual of Microbic Landscapes

Microbic Landscapes

Beautiful Google Maps shots of housing projects in southwest Florida. Probably designed to look and feel more natural than your average straight street neighborhood, they remind …

Visual of Poaching from the New Savannah

Poaching from the New Savannah

The Ipswich Museum, the Tring Museum, and around 30 other European cultural institutions and antiques dealers have experienced a rash of theft over the last few months. What turns …

Visual of Street View of the United States

Street View of the United States

The All Streets map visualizes of all the 240 million individual road segments in the United States. Although no other features — outlines, cities, or types of terrain — are …

Visual of As Corn Withers in the Drought, Farmers Fatten Their Cows on Candy

As Corn Withers in the Drought, Farmers Fatten Their Cows on Candy

Farmers have long made frugal use of their table scraps, feeding their leftovers to hogs, dogs and now, cows. In a bizarre sign of our cash-strapped and climate-changing …

Visual of Lions Relocate to the Suburbs

Lions Relocate to the Suburbs

As cities push to the edges of the wilderness, wild animals are increasingly com

Visual of Frozen Coral Sperm Holds Promise in a Boiling World

Frozen Coral Sperm Holds Promise in a Boiling World

Life is bleak and bleached for many of the world's corals. Fatal bleaching events triggered by warming seas have become common from the Caribbean to Australia. More worrying still …

Visual of Man-Made Coral Reefs

Man-Made Coral Reefs

Last week I had the pleasure of being the studio guest at the Earth Beat radio show. I was treated with examples of 'artificial nature' and asked to respond from a Next Nature …

Visual of Plastic Junk Helps Ocean Animals (Sometimes)

Plastic Junk Helps Ocean Animals (Sometimes)

While the Pacific garbage patch is often characterized as a dense, Texas-sized island of plastic, in reality it's an area of 2,736 square km scattered with  tiny, floating bits of …

Visual of Rotund Rats, Fat Cats and Chubby Chimps

Rotund Rats, Fat Cats and Chubby Chimps

It's nothing new that humanity is getting chubbier by the day. What's surprising is that we're bringing our animals along for the ride. A meta-analysis of animal weight has …

Visual of Slavoj Žižek abandons Nature

Slavoj Žižek abandons Nature

Of course our faithful readers already long know that Nature is better understood as a dynamic force that changes along with us.

Visual of Is Life on Earth Suicidal?

Is Life on Earth Suicidal?

At Next Nature, we often argue that "our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonious  is naive and up for reconsideration ." Paleontologist Peter J. Ward happens to agree. …

Visual of Urban Heat Causes Trees to Grow Faster

Urban Heat Causes Trees to Grow Faster

The high temperatures of urban environments causes trees to grow faster in the city than in rural areas. Researchers at Columbia's Earth Institute have discovered this by planting …

Visual of Watch Out Whales, Humans Want Your Krill

Watch Out Whales, Humans Want Your Krill

Krill, those tiny members of the ocean's planktonic community, have an importance disproportionate to their size. They are a vital food for whales, penguins and increasingly, …

Visual of Will Eugenics Become an Acceptable Strategy to Avoid Climate Change?

Will Eugenics Become an Acceptable Strategy to Avoid Climate Change?

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of today and various scenarios, ranging from artificial trees , pollution trading , co2 capturing to geo-engineering, have been …

Visual of Anthropo-scene #5: Industrial Wilderness

Anthropo-scene #5: Industrial Wilderness

Old ironworks in Germany have become more natural than "real" nature.

Visual of Anthropo-scene #6: Military Nature

Anthropo-scene #6: Military Nature

Military action accidentally restores a lost ecosystem.

Visual of Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

An interview about the history and promises of synthetic biology, and the problem with the word "nature".

Visual of Bright Streetlights Make Us No Safer, and Why That's Good News

Bright Streetlights Make Us No Safer, and Why That's Good News

Artificial lighting at night makes us fat, depressed and sick. What are the alternatives?

Visual of Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable

Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable "Virtual Fencing"

A device that remotely controls cattle's movements promises to transform the American landscape.

Visual of Cliff Swallows Are Evolving to Avoid Cars

Cliff Swallows Are Evolving to Avoid Cars

Cliff swallows, as their name suggests, like to build nests on cliffs and other rocky outcroppings. They also like building their nests on bridges and overpasses, and sunbathe on …

Visual of Dirty Ocean

Dirty Ocean

Apparently, most action pictures of surfers have the waste photo-shopped out?

Visual of Drones Protect Rhinos in India

Drones Protect Rhinos in India

How to deter poachers? With unmanned aerial drones.

Visual of Forward to the Dark Ages: Our Horrifying Post-Antibiotic Future

Forward to the Dark Ages: Our Horrifying Post-Antibiotic Future

The world is returning to the era when a scraped knee or ear infection could lead to sudden, swift death.

Visual of Get Ready for the Arctic to Bloom

Get Ready for the Arctic to Bloom

In the warming Arctic, an area the size of the US is now covered in vegetation.

Visual of Hate Babies? Why Not Give Birth to an Endangered Species?

Hate Babies? Why Not Give Birth to an Endangered Species?

Solving the world's population crisis by replacing human infants with aquatic creatures.

Visual of How to Avoid a Global Wine Shortage

How to Avoid a Global Wine Shortage

A global wine shortage is looming. Never fear: Next Nature has a solution.

Visual of Invasive Crab Restores Damaged Habitat

Invasive Crab Restores Damaged Habitat

A strange set of coincidences turn an invasive species into a hero

Visual of Manmade Global Warming Is at Least 15,000 Years Old

Manmade Global Warming Is at Least 15,000 Years Old

How the extinction of mammoths changed the atmosphere.

Visual of Modern Countries Mapped on Pangea

Modern Countries Mapped on Pangea

Some 300 million years ago, all countries were united in the Pangea continent. Unfortunately at the time there weren't any nature preservation organizations around it to protect and it drifted apart.

Visual of Nature through the Windshield

Nature through the Windshield

Volume magazine interviews Next Nature founder Koert van Mensvoort.

Visual of Next Nature TEDx Talk in Budapest

Next Nature TEDx Talk in Budapest

Indulge in the Next Nature stump speech at TEDx from Dr. Van Mensvoort

Visual of Offshore Wind Farms Generate Their Own Microclimates

Offshore Wind Farms Generate Their Own Microclimates

As we strive to milk all available energy from nature, we not only harvest but alter our surroundings in the process. By mixing the warm sea air with cooler air above, offshore …

Visual of The Fence

The Fence

A satirical yet bona fide view on our changing relation with nature.

Visual of The Only Blue Sky in Beijing is Fake

The Only Blue Sky in Beijing is Fake

Blade Runner becomes reality in China. Just try not to breathe.

Visual of The Technium

The Technium

Buckle up for another cinematic espresso shot from our favorite performance philosopher Jason Silva.

Visual of Why Are Lobsters Thriving in Maine?

Why Are Lobsters Thriving in Maine?

The surprising - and predictably depressing - reasons why lobster stocks are booming.

Visual of A Net will Collect Debris from Outer Space

A Net will Collect Debris from Outer Space

JAXA developes a net that could collect debris from outer space.

Visual of A Plan to Eliminate Predators

A Plan to Eliminate Predators

British philosopher David Pearce believes we should to stop animals from hunting and killing other animals.

Visual of All Humans Piled Together Are So Tiny

All Humans Piled Together Are So Tiny

All humans on Earth put together are not enough to fill the Grand Canyon. We are so small yet so present.

Visual of Auto Paint Stones

Auto Paint Stones

Nextnatural stones formed from layers of paint in old car factories.

Visual of Cleaning the Air with Roof Tiles

Cleaning the Air with Roof Tiles

Smog-busting roof tiles could clean tons of pollution.

Visual of Confused Wings Flapping in Electrosmog

Confused Wings Flapping in Electrosmog

Electromagnetic fields confuse European robins.

Visual of DIY Wire Networks In India

DIY Wire Networks In India

Indian fragile DIY electronic infrastructure gives an insight into our complex electronic wire systems.

Visual of E.T. Video Games are Real Modern Fossils

E.T. Video Games are Real Modern Fossils

An unsuccessful piece of video gaming history became an archeological record.

Visual of H / AlCuTaAu: a New Artificial Mineral

H / AlCuTaAu: a New Artificial Mineral

A new artificial mineral made of technological artifacts, such as computers, tools and machinery.

Visual of Nile by Night

Nile by Night

Old nature lid up by next nature.

Visual of Our Tribal Gut Bacteria Are Disappearing (And Why We're Getting Fat)

Our Tribal Gut Bacteria Are Disappearing (And Why We're Getting Fat)

Healthy gut bacteria may hold the key to weight loss – but only isolated communities may preserve "natural" intestinal biomes.

Visual of Reinventing Nature with Synthetic Biology

Reinventing Nature with Synthetic Biology

Bioengineer Drew Endy shares his idea of biology as a precision manufacturer that could potentially transform civilization as we know it.

Visual of Salmon Cannon Shoots Fish Over Dams

Salmon Cannon Shoots Fish Over Dams

A cannon that sucks salmon up and “shoots” them out in a different body of water.

Visual of Spend Eternity As An Artificial Coral Reef

Spend Eternity As An Artificial Coral Reef

After death you could have your ashes made into a rock to form the base of an “eternal memorial reef” .

Visual of Street Lights Permanently Change the Ecology of Local Bugs

Street Lights Permanently Change the Ecology of Local Bugs

Streetlights affect local ecologies for a longer duration, and at a higher level in the food web, than previously thought.

Visual of The Earth As You've Never Seen It Before

The Earth As You've Never Seen It Before

Breathtaking satellite images that will change how you see the World.

Visual of The Moon will Become a WiFi Zone

The Moon will Become a WiFi Zone

Researchers proved it is possible to provide the Moon with the wireless connectivity we have on Earth.

Visual of Visualizing the Tropes of 'Climate Fiction'

Visualizing the Tropes of 'Climate Fiction'

Climate fiction has gone from a once-fringe genre to a standard literary device, it acts as a barometer of our own ecological anxieties.

Visual of Watch Your City at Night from Space

Watch Your City at Night from Space

Less than one millennium ago the Earth at night was all black. Today it is all glowing and blossoming.

Visual of Canadians Sell Cans of Fresh Air to China

Canadians Sell Cans of Fresh Air to China

A Canadian start-up that collects oxygen from the the Rocky Mountains forests and bottles it to sell.

Visual of Electronic Gadget Cemetery in Ghana

Electronic Gadget Cemetery in Ghana

Agbogbloshie is a former wetland that is turned into a slum and now it is full of toxic electronic waste.

Visual of Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

Interview with Liam Young on his work in speculative architecture, the future, and our role in nature as humans.

Visual of Nasa's Projections on Global Warming

Nasa's Projections on Global Warming

Researchers at Nasa's Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) in Maryland can deploy a supercomputer called the "Discover".

Visual of Art Installation Submerges Amsterdam

Art Installation Submerges Amsterdam

Waterlicht shows how the Netherlands would look without waterworks — a virtual flood.

Visual of Seaweed Farms to Solve the Problem of Ocean Acidification

Seaweed Farms to Solve the Problem of Ocean Acidification

By burning fossil fuels we are responsible for the increase of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere. Aside from raising temperatures globally, this is also affecting our …

Visual of Smog: an Augmented Reality?

Smog: an Augmented Reality?

A few days ago, these images of iconic buildings in Beijing as they look with and without intense smog have been posted on Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media …

Visual of Solar-Powered Plane Starts its Five-Month-Long Flight Around the World

Solar-Powered Plane Starts its Five-Month-Long Flight Around the World

Solar Impulse 2 is a Swiss project with the aim to enable long term flights using solar power.

Visual of What if Humans Disappeared?

What if Humans Disappeared?

What could happen if humans would just disappear?

Visual of Architecture on Mars

Architecture on Mars

The future anticipates 3D printed homes on Mars.

Visual of Glowing Planet T-Shirt

Glowing Planet T-Shirt

Featuring different cities at night, the Next Nature Glowing Planet T-shirt highlights the enchanting beauty of our glimmering world.

Visual of Greetings from Mars

Greetings from Mars

Since plans for conquering the Red Planet are becoming more serious we should get acquainted with the possible view from up there.

Visual of Harvesting Water from Thin Air

Harvesting Water from Thin Air

Scientists in Harvard University have designed a new material inspired by organisms, such as cacti, that can effectively harvest water from thin air.

Visual of Holland Before the Dikes

Holland Before the Dikes

A speculative rendering of a climate change catastrophe? Is this our future? Or our past, long before people starting building dykes in the low lands?

Visual of Landfills Cause Changes in Bird Migration

Landfills Cause Changes in Bird Migration

Garbage dumps may not be very attractive places for us but they sure are for animals. A study published in Science Advances shows how certain groups of storks modified (and …

Visual of Lunar Insurrection Vol.2: Harvest Moon

Lunar Insurrection Vol.2: Harvest Moon

Lunar Insurrection  is a group of architects that explores the creative possibilities of the moon as a potential territory for human activity and inhabitation. In  Vol.2 , their …

Visual of “Next Tokyo” City Plan Unveiled

“Next Tokyo” City Plan Unveiled

A proposal for a residential skyscraper in Tokyo Bay as part of “Next Tokyo”, takes into account the recurrent threats of rising sea levels, seismic activity and typhoons.

Visual of There Are More People Flying in Airplanes right Now, than there were Alive on Earth in the Stone Age

There Are More People Flying in Airplanes right Now, than there were Alive on Earth in the Stone Age

Today there are on average there are some 8000 planes in the sky carrying at least half a million people. On average during the Stone Age there must have been less.

Visual of The Scandinavian Winds Power Your Internet

The Scandinavian Winds Power Your Internet

We may be still far away from pollution-free Internet browsing, but at least the next time you send an e-mail you can feel relief at the thought that the strong arctic winds of Scandinavia are keeping the Google servers cool and running.

Visual of Thanksgiving Getaway Gridlock

Thanksgiving Getaway Gridlock

In suburbia, we hope to get away from it all. Unfortunately, everyone else has the same idea. Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers!

Visual of Rio 2016: the Olympic (Green) Abyss

Rio 2016: the Olympic (Green) Abyss

Last week the Olympic women’s diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre mysteriously turned swampy green overnight.

Visual of Untouched Nature Is Entirely Gone

Untouched Nature Is Entirely Gone

Researchers prove that pristine landscapes haven’t existed for thousands of years, therefore we should change or mindset before trying to save the planet.

Visual of Old Cellphones to Fight Deforestation

Old Cellphones to Fight Deforestation

A Californian engineer is using old cellphones and solar panels to save the rainforest ecosystem against deforestation.

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World's "Coolest" Hotel

Sweden's new Icehotel 365 uses solar cooling to stay open all year.

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Air Pollution Mask for Kids

Danish design studio Kilo created an air pollution mask suitable for kids aged six and up.

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One Day of Air Traffic

Mike Kelly shows the entire day of traffic, in just one image.

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Boat Noise Makes Fish Bad Parents

A study revealed that the sound of motorboat engines disturbs coral reef fish so acutely it changes their behavior, making them bad parents.

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Antarctica Is Turning Green

Rising temperatures have boosted the growth rates of seasonal mosses on Antarctica, turning the continent green.

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Climate Change Turns Leaves into Junk Food

Climate change turns rainforest leaves into junk food.

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Energy Generated from Polluted Air

Scientists developed a device that converts polluted air into clean air while generating power.

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Sustainable Flying with Electric Planes

German company revealed fastest electric plane.

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Living on Water for a Sustainable Planet

Company Blue Frontiers wants to build 7.500 square meters of floating city made up of linked platforms, starting 2018. They hope to complete it by 2020.

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The Internet of Bees

What can we learn from listening to the buzz of bees' conversation? With the help of a new monitoring system, a Canadian researcher is hoping to find out.

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Otra Nation: Make Walls Great Again

This group of 14 designers, engineers, builders and architects make a proposal of a wall for Trump's ambitious project.

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Plastic Exoskeletons for Turtles

Antonio Esparza designed the TurtleBag: a 3D printable exoskeleton to help turtles distinguish plastic bags from jellyfish and extend their lifespan.

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Want Plastic with Your Salt?

A recent study examining the purity of 17 commercial sea salt brands from eight different countries found microplastics in all 17 samples.

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Plastic Beach

While this image seems like another polluted beach after spring break, it was taken on a remote uninhabited world heritage site in the Polynesia.

Visual of Polluted Water Popsicles

Polluted Water Popsicles

The image of polluted water popsicles surely tastes better than the real thing, we hope its message goes a long way as well.

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Refreezing the Arctic

A team of scientists developed a peculiar strategy to counter the Arctic ice melting.

Visual of The Smell of Global Economy

The Smell of Global Economy

The Pollution Pods installation replicates the smell and air quality of five different urban environments, forming the smell of a global economy.

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Smog Free Bicycles

Introducing bicycles to purify pollution as you pedal.

Visual of The Age of Rust

The Age of Rust

Meet the incredible new species "Petramosaurus Cavator" and discover its impact on our planet.

Visual of Turning Air Pollution Into Ink

Turning Air Pollution Into Ink

Introducing world's first ink completely made from air pollution.

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Untouched Nature? Not in the Amazon

The Amazonian rainforest was already transformed over two thousand years ago by people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks.

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Wind Turbines Threatens Birdlife

A wind farm in Scotland is on hold because of its lethal killing power towards seabirds.

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The World's First Floating City

In effort of protecting and prospering their country, the Polynesian government has signed an agreement to realize the world’s first floating city.

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This artwork lets trees tell the story of climate change

In our ongoing battle against climate change, it's hard to transcend from our human position and ‘think’ like nature. Given, nature doesn't think the way humans do, but it does …

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Call for projects: bring your groundbreaking creativity to tackle pressing energy issues

We need to change the way we power our daily lives. Burning fossil fuels is the primary cause of climate change, yet this is still our main source of energy. Much of this energy …

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Counteracting Climate Change with Geoengineering

A respected astrobiologist argues that a radical new process called geoengineering might be the only way to save us from climate change.

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Discover the 3D printed Dutch Island that doesn't exist on Google Maps

Natuurmonumenten, the Dutch Society for Nature Conservation, is constructing a future nature reserve.

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Interview: Designer Shahar Livne is geomimicing the future of plastics

We sat down with Shahar Livne, an Israeli-born designer who graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven to talk about her vision on the future of plastics.

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Celebrating Dutch Water Protection:
Last Weeks to See 'Gates of Light'

If you are in The Netherlands you can explore the latest art project by Studio Roosegaarde and discover the iconic, yet historical value of the Closing Dike.

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Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling …

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The Great Pacific garbage "patch" is now three times the size of France

Mon dieu! The swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an exponential rate. A recent study has estimated that the mass of the garbage island is four to sixteen …

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Smartphone app helps indigenous communities fight deforestation

Five people suspected of illegal gold mining in Peru are in custody after indigenous community members used a system called ForestLink to alert authorities to the activity. …

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Chernobyl goes green: The ambitious plan to reclaim a nuclear disaster site

Chernobyl is famous as the site of the worst nuclear power accidents in history. The 1986 disaster has come to represent the perils of nuclear energy, much as Hiroshima represents …

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The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed to solve …

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This cool artificial reef was just deployed in Sydney Harbor

Earth’s oceans have seen better days. They’re inundated with plastic waste, both whole single-use plastics and tons of plastic microparticles that find their way back into our …

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Endangered animal species, in pixels

Today is World Animal Day , a day to put the spotlight on man's best friends in order to improve their welfare standards around the globe. At Next Nature HQ, we honor this day by …

Visual of GOGBOT Conference 2019: Your guide to a future with biotech

GOGBOT Conference 2019: Your guide to a future with biotech

Look around you and try to find the most natural thing in the room you are in now. It is you. But for how long? Welcome to the wonderful world of bio design ; a world full of …

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These are the 'meltwater lakes' of Antartica

During the Antarctic summer, thousands of mesmerising blue lakes form around the edges of the continent’s ice sheet, as warmer temperatures cause snow and ice to melt and collect …

Visual of The social animals that are inspiring new behaviors for robot swarms

The social animals that are inspiring new behaviors for robot swarms

From flocks of birds to fish schools in the sea, or towering termite mounds , many social groups in nature exist together to survive and thrive. This cooperative behaviour can be …

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The Coming World: Ecology as the new politics

In science fiction and popular science, 2030 is often suggested as the year in which our planet will run out of oil. Similarly, 2100 will be the year that, according to …

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Interview Matilde Boelhouwer: Making urban environments flower again

Matilde Boelhouwer is a designer whose work speculates between art, design, science, biology and food. Matilde shapes this obligation into a studio which mainly focuses on the …

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NNN announces 2021-2024 plans: 'Hello, Superorganism'

With great pleasure we announce our plans for 2021-2024: ‘Hello, Superorganism’ . Our human presence has a huge impact on the planet; plastic in the oceans, climate change, mass …

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Welcome to the Novacene

James Lovelock (1919) has lived on Earth for over a century. You may find that long, but it is short for himself. He thinks big and from a long-term awareness. At the age of …