Far Out

The Dirty Truth About Our Clean Energy Future

In order to develop clean energy technology, specific rare earth metals like cobalt and nickel need to be harvested. These often come at a steep human and environmental cost– but what if there was another way? Some propose sourcing these metals from the ocean floor or asteroids, but these solutions come with additional considerations and concerns.

More Episodes

What Happens When Demographics Change Forever?

Experts warned about population growth. But now it’s slowing down– is that a bad thing?

Recycling is a Myth – Here’s How We Fix That

Only 9% of global plastic is recycled. Are plastic-eating creatures the solution?

Geoengineering: The Riskiest Way to Save the Planet

Fossil fuel companies lead the push for CO2 removal, but can that stop climate change?

Other Shows You May Enjoy