More companies pledge 'net-zero' emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean?

A growing number of countries and companies have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. But there’s a catch – they still plan to keep emitting greenhouse gases.

Amrou Awaysheh, Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director, Business Sustainability Lab, Indiana University • conversation
today ~7 min

Biden urges countries to slash methane emissions 30% – here's why it's crucial for protecting climate and health, and how it can pay for itself

A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.

Drew Shindell, Professor of Climate Sciences, Duke University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2021 ~10 min

Biden, EU urge 30% methane emissions cuts – a move crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself

A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.

Drew Shindell, Professor of Climate Sciences, Duke University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2021 ~9 min

Study: As a population gets older, automation accelerates

Economists find companies’ adoption of robots is partly due to shortages in middle-aged labor.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Why are so many Americans leaving their jobs right now?

With Americans quitting their jobs and many more saying they're considering it, an expert breaks down what's behind "the Great Resignation."

UT Austin • futurity
Aug. 27, 2021 ~14 min

How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

Each dose of Pfizer has a long and complex path involving mixing, storage at temperatures colder than the South Pole and specific protocols that must be followed before it becomes a jab.

Ravi Anupindi, Professor of Technology and Operations, University of Michigan • conversation
Aug. 23, 2021 ~10 min

How a vial of COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

Each dose of Pfizer vaccine has a long and complex path involving mixing, storage at temperatures colder than the South Pole and specific protocols that must be followed before it becomes a jab.

Ravi Anupindi, Professor of Technology and Operations, University of Michigan • conversation
Aug. 23, 2021 ~10 min

Music in sports ads boosts emotional response

Background music in sports advertising may make ads more effective, according to new research that looked at the brain waves of ad viewers.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Aug. 17, 2021 ~5 min

Music in sports ads boosts emotional response

Background music in sports advertising may make ads more effective, according to new research that looked at the brain waves of ad viewers.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Aug. 17, 2021 ~5 min

State policies can provide clear guidance on when to put on and take off masks – with benefits to health, education and the economy

After the CDC changed course in late July, recommending universal masking indoors, Nevada became the first state to adopt a flexible masking policy that can quickly adjust to changing COVID-19 rates.

Alexandra Skinner, Research Fellow of Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University • conversation
Aug. 10, 2021 ~10 min

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