Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter explains how the new administration can mobilize all parts of his government as it faces five big climate challenges.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~9 min
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MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future identifies ways to align new technologies with durable careers.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~17 min
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The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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Health policy and politics scholars expect political fallout from the federal response to the pandemic will play out for years, with trust in government taking a big hit.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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Political science professor will spearhead the Institute’s interdisciplinary center that studies high-impact, complex societal challenges.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~3 min
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Republicans and Democrats take sharply different positions on managing US public lands, but there's solid consensus on some issues.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~10 min
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Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~10 min
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Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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The Trump administration is trying to roll back a regulation that requires showerheads to conserve water and saves owners an average of $70 and nearly 3,000 gallons of water yearly per showerhead.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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The new BinaxNOW antigen test is quick, easy, accurate and cheap. It could solve the US testing problem, but the emergency use authorization only allows people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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