Geoengineering could be used to prevent catastrophic climate effects caused by giant volcanic erupti

Geoengineering could be used to prevent catastrophic climate effects caused by giant volcanic eruptions. New research suggests it may be possible to counteract these effects through deliberate emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, dampening the abrupt impact of a massive eruption. Such measures could… »11/07/14 3:55pm11/07/14 3:55pm

Best Engineering Photography of 2012 Is Explosively Awesome

There is nothing more awe-inspiring than the sight of a city being built — or destroyed. And that's the point of the photographs in the Engineering News-Record's collection of the best photographs from last year. Check out some incredible shots of enormous machines, magnificent engineering projects, and the people… »3/14/13 2:02am3/14/13 2:02am

The world's most beautiful gardens are miracles of geoengineering

There are gardens and then there are carefully engineered masterpieces of plants, stones, and animals that fill acres of land with anthropogenic natural wonders. Humans don't always trash their ecosystems. Sometimes we reshape them into something amazing. Here are some of the most incredible examples of landscape… »11/16/12 7:30pm11/16/12 7:30pm

Canada's government knew about the geohacking project off its Pacific coast

A few days ago we told you about the controversial and illegal geoengineering project that's already underway near Canada's Pacific coast. Some new details are emerging about the project — including insights which suggest that the Canadian government knew what was going on but did nothing to stop it. »10/18/12 4:03pm10/18/12 4:03pm

A massive and illegal geoengineering project has been detected off Canada's west coast

A private company backed by a controversial U.S. businessman has unilaterally conducted the world's most significant geoengineering project to date. Russ George, in conjunction with a First Nations village on Haida Gwaii, has dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean in a technique known as … »10/16/12 9:20am10/16/12 9:20am

Could artificial trees solve the global warming crisis?

We've known about the effects of climate change for decades now, but the past few years (and even months) have been particularly revealing. This past year, for instance, we've seen arctic sea ice levels reach an historic low, while the United States has experienced its worst wildfire season on record (not to mention… »10/09/12 5:40pm10/09/12 5:40pm

Scientists want to test geohacking solution to global warming right now

This was a summer of record heatwaves and crushing drought — and experts are warning that it's only going to get worse from here on out. So a number of scientists are calling for dramatic solutions — including "cloud brightening," a process of blasting salt water into the sky to form massive, long-lived clouds. »8/21/12 2:04pm8/21/12 2:04pm

Burying greenhouse gases underground could cause earthquakes

As the Arctic ice continues to fade away, some scientists have come up with radical solutions to the problem of greenhouse gases. One of these ideas is large-scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS), burying those troublesome gases underground — but now it looks like that notion could cause more trouble than it's worth. »6/19/12 8:01pm6/19/12 8:01pm