Emissions inequality is getting worse – here's how to end the reign of the ultra-polluters

Society’s wealthiest are responsible for generating climate change – but who are these people, and why are their emissions so high?

Nicholas Beuret, Lecturer in Management and Ecological Sustainability, University of Essex • conversation
Dec. 1, 2023 ~7 min

If the first solar entrepreneur hadn't been kidnapped, would fossil fuels have dominated the 20th century the way they did?

The 1909 incident may have cost the industry decades of progress – and the planet huge amounts of damaging carbon emissions.

Sugandha Srivastav, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Economics, University of Oxford • conversation
Oct. 12, 2023 ~8 min


Rising oil prices, surging inflation: The Arab embargo 50 years ago weaponized oil to inflict economic trauma

Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine reprised the risks of energy weaponization, but the oil landscape today and energy security itself are changing.

Mark Finley, Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University • conversation
Oct. 11, 2023 ~9 min

Rising oil prices, surging inflation: The Arab embargo 50 years ago weaponized oil to inflict economic trauma – sound familiar?

Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine reprised the risks of energy weaponization, but the oil landscape today and energy security itself are changing.

Mark Finley, Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University • conversation
Oct. 11, 2023 ~8 min

Lough Neagh: UK and Ireland's largest lake is being suffocated by business and agricultural interests

The largest lake in the UK and Ireland has been blighted by toxic blue-green algae.

Louise Taylor, PhD Candidate in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
Oct. 9, 2023 ~7 min

J-PAL North America and Results for America announce 18 collaborations with state and local governments

Organizations will support government agencies in using evidence to advance economic mobility and racial equity in the wake of Covid-19.

Mera Cronbaugh | J-PAL North America • mit
Sept. 29, 2023 ~7 min

How stereotyping increases during economic crises

Research shows why people in more diverse communities tend to rely less on negative stereotypes.

Alexander J. Stewart, Senior lecturer, University of St Andrews • conversation
Sept. 26, 2023 ~7 min

How to keep people out of the emergency room

Help for immigrants in arranging primary care visits leads to substantial drop in ER visits and costs, a new study shows.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News • mit
Sept. 19, 2023 ~6 min


How to tackle the global deforestation crisis

Vital forest is cleared every day, with major climate effects. Satellites have revolutionized measurement of the problem, but what can we do about it?

Peter Dizikes | MIT News • mit
Sept. 19, 2023 ~10 min

Homebuilder monopolies create housing crunch

Monopolies of homebuilders are contributing to a housing shortage in the US, preventing millions of people from buying a home, says Luis Quintero.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Sept. 12, 2023 ~13 min

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