This version of The Spotlight is a thought experiment: What if among the options to our most pressing challenges, from local weather change to public well being crises, may very well be discovered by reimagining previous ideas and outmoded expertise? The longer term is nearer than we predict — we simply have to rethink what we already know, whether or not that’s the meat we eat, the workplace areas we haven’t returned to, or the batteries powering the electrical car revolution.
Our buildings are making us sick
Right here’s how you can repair them — and what’s getting in the way in which.
By Keren Landman
Contained in the fantastical, pragmatic quest to make “hybrid” meat
Hybrid automobiles gave technique to electrical autos. Might “hybrid meat” do the identical for beef and pork?
By Kenny Torrella
Below the hood of the electrical car revolution
Within the EV period, previous automakers are studying new tips.
By Rebecca Heilweil
The tip of a battery’s life issues as a lot as its starting
People are horrible at recycling. Electrical automobiles are an opportunity to alter that.
By Rebecca Leber
The wasted potential of rubbish dumps
Poisonous landfills are emblems of environmental injustice throughout the US. Clear power can remake them.
By Neel Dhanesha
The way forward for the workplace is a lab
What’s going to occur to the workplace area we not want?
By Rani Molla
Editors: Samantha Oltman, Adam Clark Estes, Libby Nelson, Izzie Ramirez, Brian Resnick, Bryan Walsh
Copy editors: Kim Eggleston, Elizabeth Crane, Caitlin PenzeyMoog, Tanya Pai
Artwork path: Dion Lee, Bita Honarvar
Viewers: Gabriela Fernandez, Shira Tarlo, Agnes Mazur, Mary Perkins
Manufacturing/mission editors: Susannah Locke, Nathan Corridor