This version of The Spotlight is a thought experiment: What if a few of the options to our most pressing challenges, from local weather change to public well being crises, may very well be discovered by reimagining outdated ideas and outmoded know-how? The long run is nearer than we expect — we simply have to rethink what we already know, whether or not that’s the meat we eat, the workplace areas we haven’t returned to, or the batteries powering the electrical car revolution.
Our buildings are making us sick
Right here’s tips on how to repair them — and what’s getting in the best way.
By Keren Landman
Contained in the fantastical, pragmatic quest to make “hybrid” meat
Hybrid vehicles gave strategy to electrical autos. May “hybrid meat” do the identical for beef and pork?
By Kenny Torrella
Beneath the hood of the electrical car revolution
Within the EV period, outdated automakers are studying new methods.
By Rebecca Heilweil
The tip of a battery’s life issues as a lot as its starting
People are horrible at recycling. Electrical vehicles are an opportunity to vary that.
By Rebecca Leber
The wasted potential of rubbish dumps
Poisonous landfills are emblems of environmental injustice throughout the US. Clear vitality can remake them.
By Neel Dhanesha
The way forward for the workplace is a lab
What’s going to occur to the workplace area we now not want?
By Rani Molla
Editors: Samantha Oltman, Adam Clark Estes, Libby Nelson, Izzie Ramirez, Brian Resnick, Bryan Walsh
Copy editors: Kim Eggleston, Elizabeth Crane, Caitlin PenzeyMoog, Tanya Pai
Artwork route: Dion Lee, Bita Honarvar
Viewers: Gabriela Fernandez, Shira Tarlo, Agnes Mazur, Mary Perkins
Manufacturing/undertaking editors: Susannah Locke, Nathan Corridor