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    E-Cigarettes and a New Threat: How to Dispose of Them

    E-Cigarettes and a New Threat: How to Dispose of Them

    By Yogi H. Hendlin The two largest global brands of capsule coffee, Nespresso and Keurig, are regarded by many as environmental nightmares. Billions of the throwaway nonrecyclable plastic products currently clutter waste dumps, waterways and city streets. Both inventor of the “K-cups” John Sylvan and former Nespresso CEO Jean-Paul Gaillard have publicly bemoaned the environmental […]

    Yes, Eating Meat Affects the Environment, But Cows Are Not Killing the Climate

    Yes, Eating Meat Affects the Environment, But Cows Are Not Killing the Climate

    By Frank M. Mitloehner As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. Some activists have called for taxing meat to reduce consumption of it. A key claim underlying these arguments holds that globally, […]

    Lab-Grown Meat Debate Overlooks Cows’ Range of Use Worldwide

    Lab-Grown Meat Debate Overlooks Cows’ Range of Use Worldwide

    By Alison Van Eenennaam A battle royale is brewing over what to call animal cells grown in cell culture for food. Should it be in-vitro meat, cellular meat, cultured meat or fermented meat? What about animal-free meat, slaughter-free meat, artificial meat, synthetic meat, zombie meat, lab-grown meat, non-meat or artificial muscle proteins? Then there is […]

    Does Climate Change Affect Real Estate Prices? Only if You Believe In It

    Does Climate Change Affect Real Estate Prices? Only if You Believe In It

    By Constantine Yannelis, Lorenzo Garlappi and Markus Baldauf In the wake of two powerful hurricanes in the U.S. this fall, the scientific evidence that climate change will raise the risk of severe weather events continues to grow. In some coastal areas such as Hawaii and Florida, roughly one-tenth of all homes are expected to be […]

    What Is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt

    What Is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt

    By Mikhail Chester, Braden Allenby and Samuel Markolf The most recent international report on climate change paints a picture of disruption to society unless there are drastic and rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Although it’s early days, some cities and municipalities are starting to recognize that past conditions can no longer serve as reasonable […]

    Great Lakes Pipeline Dispute Highlights a Broader Energy Dilemma

    Great Lakes Pipeline Dispute Highlights a Broader Energy Dilemma

    By Douglas Bessette A deal involving an aging oil pipeline in Michigan reflects the complex decisions communities across the country need to make to balance the needs for energy and safety with efforts to deal with climate change. Gov. Rick Snyder and Enbridge, a Canadian company, have reached an agreement over a leak-prone pipeline that […]