This version of The Spotlight is a considered experiment: What if some of the answers to our most urgent challenges, from climate transform to community wellbeing crises, could be discovered by reimagining outdated ideas and outmoded technological innovation? The long term is nearer than we consider — we just will need to rethink what we presently know, regardless of whether that’s the meat we consume, the workplace areas we have not returned to, or the batteries powering the electric vehicle revolution.
Our structures are making us ill
Here’s how to repair them — and what’s obtaining in the way.
By Keren Landman
Inside the fantastical, pragmatic quest to make “hybrid” meat
Hybrid vehicles gave way to electrical automobiles. Could “hybrid meat” do the exact same for beef and pork?
By Kenny Torrella
Beneath the hood of the electric automobile revolution
In the EV era, old automakers are understanding new tricks.
By Rebecca Heilweil
The finish of a battery’s daily life issues as a great deal as its beginning
Individuals are terrible at recycling. Electric cars and trucks are a probability to change that.
By Rebecca Leber
The wasted potential of garbage dumps
Harmful landfills are emblems of environmental injustice throughout the US. Cleanse energy can remake them.
By Neel Dhanesha
The long term of the business office is a lab
What is heading to materialize to the office environment place we no longer want?
By Rani Molla
Editors: Samantha Oltman, Adam Clark Estes, Libby Nelson, Izzie Ramirez, Brian Resnick, Bryan Walsh
Duplicate editors: Kim Eggleston, Elizabeth Crane, Caitlin PenzeyMoog, Tanya Pai
Artwork way: Dion Lee, Bita Honarvar
Audience: Gabriela Fernandez, Shira Tarlo, Agnes Mazur, Mary Perkins
Production/undertaking editors: Susannah Locke, Nathan Corridor