The transformative technologies of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries have brought incredible benefits but also substantial costs. The central issue of our time is understanding and mitigating those costs when we can, and adapting to them when we cannot.
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Rikers Island, the world’s largest penal colony, could become a solar farm. While this is a significant step toward a healthier future, certain considerations must be taken into account to ensure the transition is just and equitable.
Droughts are becoming much more severe and widespread, disrupting industry and sustenance around the world. To combat water scarcity, neighborhoods must reconsider the design of their wastewater systems.
Why is it so hard to stop climate change? A mock COP27 classroom activity helped students better understand climate negotiations, and taught them that a solid climate education includes perspectives from across the world.
Food waste provides an opportunity for New York City to place itself on the cutting edge of waste recycling.
Anyone working in tech already has the skills to help solve our generation’s biggest challenge.
It’s relatively easy to hang banners and call for rapid change. It’s far more difficult to do the work required to build the new energy system we need.
It is crucial that policymakers focus on regulating airline emissions and fostering innovation in sustainable aviation fuels.
Diversity and tolerance comprise the secret sauce that fuels New York City’s creative and economic dynamism.
The Senate has a unique opportunity to transform conservation efforts in the U.S. And with midterm elections coming soon, the clock is ticking.