OPENING ARGUMENT Environmental taxes are necessary to reorient market economies. Those levies will introduce a new set of prices to steer the engine of investment in more sustainable directions.
With SIDEBARs by Barry Rabe of University of Michigan and Caroline Cecot of George Mason University
CROSS-EXAMINATION While there are constraints, there are also solutions to meet the circular economy’s challenging aspirations. Going further, business and humanity as a whole must change consumption patterns to build a sustainable society within planetary boundaries.
With SIDEBARs by Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell and Carolien van Brunschot of the Circular Electronics Partnership
COVER STORY Mastering quantum computing could help reduce energy and resource use while enhancing agricultural productivity, making better electric vehicle batteries, modeling the climate, or creating novel materials to remove atmospheric carbon. But is this hype or a real hope?
With a SIDEBAR by Gary Marchant of Arizona State University
TESTIMONY This ProPublica-sponsored article, told by a local journalist, tells how homes and businesses still sit in ruins in a small Louisiana city, left behind by the government’s convoluted and unpredictable system for rebuilding communities devastated by natural disasters.
A carbon-free economy requires renewable power like solar voltaics and wind turbines, feeding into electric homes and vehicles. That in turn will require the United States to vastly increase its use of lithium for batteries and several other vital chemicals. How can we incentivize strong environmental and social safeguards for mining critical minerals? What reforms are needed in existing regulations, such as the General Mining Act of 1872?
No Bright Lines When Judging Diverse Waters of United States.
Is This the “Paris Moment” for Global Biodiversity Protection?
The Time Is Now to Ramp Up Municipal Climate Adaptation.
States Enact Legal Frameworks to Govern Carbon Capture & Storage.
Not an Afterthought: Remedies Receiving Their Day in Court.
Climate Reparations: Money Is Not Enough; Governance Must Change.
How Much Could Government Spend on Clean Energy Investment?
Space Is Becoming a 21st Century Tragedy of the Commons.
Lisa Benjamin Examines Book on Chevron's Destiny.
See Colleagues' Job Changes and Honors Received