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Christian Nathler

Articles by Christian

Energy Storage Systems: The Linchpin of the Energy Transition

Is it possible for heavily industrialized nations to create energy security with renewable power alone? Yes, it is! However, one of the most important factors in achieving this is efficient storage technologies.

People Power: Making the Energy Transition Through Prosumership

Grassroots activism, favourable regulations, financial incentives, and good, old-fashioned peer pressure are key to the energy transition.

Waste Heat: What it is and How to Convert it to Energy

What if the heat from, say, server farms or subway tunnels can be used to warm homes? Waste heat recovery technologies seek to close the energy loop.

What Can Environmental DNA Teach Us About Ocean Biodiversity?

Could the bodily fluids of sea creatures contain clues on how to best preserve our oceans?

How AI Can Advance Sustainable Logging and Cut Back on Deforestation

Trees are essential to our environment, but they're also a much needed building material. A German team is looking to use AI and data to create more sustainable forestry.

COP26: Too Little, But Not Too Late

First, the good news: When it comes to fighting climate change, we’ve made more progress than ever. Now the stark reality: It’s nowhere near enough.

Urban Mining?: Researchers Find Way to Vaporise E-waste Down to Its Precious Metals

Researchers have extracted precious metals from e-waste in a way that's better for the environment fights one of the fastest-growing hazards to our climate and health.