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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Into the Red and on to something vital: the climate cause
We are at a juncture when the energy systems that undergird the global economy are being remade to meet the aspirations of a post-fossil-fuel era.
Nothing exceeds the climate change emergency
I am so glad to see that you are assigning a team of reporters to address climate change issues. It is vital at this time to focus on this complex concern.
IDEAS | MILES HOWARD
Set the underground rivers free
Once upon a time, cities buried waterways to reduce flooding and make room for cars. Now climate change and other factors are reversing that logic.
Mass., New England seen as a kind of ground zero in climate fight
Readers weigh in on climate change issues, from forecasts of a fast-warming region to ambitious green energy plans outlined by candidates for Massachusetts governor.
IDEAS | Boštjan Videmšek with photos by Matjaž Krivic
In search of Bolivia’s white gold
In an impoverished country rich with natural resources, “powder to the people” means an economic future powered by lithium.
IDEAS | DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Can Mayor Wu really make the T free?
Sizing up the biggest idea in Massachusetts politics.
Mayor Wu’s moonshot: The Boston Climate Challenge
Such a challenge could make the most of the region’s established brain trust — local universities and innovative companies — but it can also engage a much wider network of local and international participants.
Health care for formerly incarcerated people helps everyone
The Medicaid Reentry Act, a lesser-known provision of the Build Back Better bill, is a step in the right direction but not enough. Congress now has a chance to improve it.
Michael E. Mann
Global destruction isn’t funny, but when it comes to the climate crisis, it might have to be
Science isn’t finished until it’s successfully communicated. "Don’t Look Up" succeeds not because it’s funny and entertaining, but because it’s serious sociopolitical commentary posing as comedy.
Grappling with how best to deal with waste in Mass.
To get to zero waste, we need to invest in infrastructure to make it easier to reduce and reuse and stop burying and burning.