of this edition highlight is a thought experiment: What if solutions to some of our most pressing challenges, from climate change to public health crises, can be found by rethinking old concepts and outdated technologies? is closer than you think. It just means we have to rethink what we already know, like the meat we consume, the office space we’re not returning to, or the batteries powering the electric car revolution.
our buildings are making us sick
Here’s how to fix them and what’s getting in the way.
Inside the fantastical and practical quest to make ‘hybrid’ meat
Hybrid cars have been replaced by electric cars. Can “hybrid meat” do the same with beef and pork?
Behind the Electric Vehicle Revolution
In the EV era, older automakers are learning new technologies.
The end of a battery’s life is just as important as its beginning
Americans are not good at recycling. Electric vehicles are an opportunity to change that.
Wasted Potential of Garbage Dump
Toxic landfills are a symbol of environmental injustice across the United States. Clean energy can remake them.
The future of the office is the lab
What happens to office space that is no longer needed?
Editor: Samantha Altman, Adam Clark Estes, Libby Nelson, Izzy Ramirez, Brian Resnick, Brian Walsh
Copy editor: Kim Eggleston, Elizabeth Crane, Caitlin Penzimoog, Tanya Pai
Art direction: Dion Lee, Vita Honerber
audience: Gabriela Fernandez, Sila Tarlo, Agnes Mazur, Mary Perkins
Production/Project Editor: Susanna Locke, Nathan Hall