This version of The Spotlight is a thought experiment: What if a number of 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 know-how? The long run is nearer than we predict — we simply must 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.
Right here’s how you can repair them — and what’s getting in the best way.
By Keren Landman
Hybrid vehicles gave option to electrical autos. Might “hybrid meat” do the identical for beef and pork?
By Kenny Torrella
Within the EV period, previous automakers are studying new methods.
By Rebecca Heilweil
Individuals are horrible at recycling. Electrical vehicles are an opportunity to alter that.
By Rebecca Leber
Poisonous landfills are emblems of environmental injustice throughout the US. Clear power can remake them.
By Neel Dhanesha
What’s going to occur to the workplace area we now 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/venture editors: Susannah Locke, Nathan Corridor