Author Robert Paarlberg argues against buying organic

An excerpt from “Resetting the Table: Straight Talk about the Food We Grow and Eat” by Robert Paarlberg, associate in the Sustainability Science Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Robert Paarlberg • harvard
Feb. 2, 2021 ~21 min

J-PAL North America calls for proposals from state and local governments

The State and Local Innovation Initiative is seeking government partners to rigorously evaluate policies and programs aiming to address critical social issues.

J-PAL North America • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~6 min

How will Covid-19 ultimately impact climate change?

Study probes pandemic’s long-term effects on the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Jan. 29, 2021 ~4 min

What will the economy look like after the COVID recession?

An economist explains why the current COVID-19 recession is different, why lockdowns aren't the cause, and what the future could bring.

Peter Iglinski-Rochester • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~8 min

Why the EU's global fishing activities can't be called sustainable yet

Agreements between the EU and its partner countries for fishing rights could be a great vehicle to push sustainability but more must be done before we can say they are doing that.

Ingrid Kelling, Assistant Professor of Seafood Sustainability and Ethics, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~9 min

We need hard science, not software, to power our post-pandemic recovery

The Fourth Industrial Revolution failed to deliver; it's time that we put our faith once again in hard science.

Wim Naudé, Professor of Economics, University College Cork • conversation
Jan. 19, 2021 ~8 min

Connections to Trump paid off for companies

Companies with connections to President Trump experienced some better business and less regulation, new research finds.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

What will convince people to get COVID-19 vaccines?

The best way to convince people to get COVID-19 vaccines may be communication rooted in consumer behavior, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~6 min

Research labs score perfect COVID safety records

Six months after reopening, Harvard’s labs report an unblemished safety record, important contributions to the state’s economy, and an array of scientific findings, albeit with the requisite frustration of operating during a pandemic.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 18, 2020 ~7 min

To boost emissions reductions from electric vehicles, know when to charge

MIT researchers develop novel EV emissions model to quantify importance of vehicle charging patterns and impact of ambient temperature on EV emissions levels.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 17, 2020 ~8 min