Building the World

March 17, 2023
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CITIES: Cheesy fries – fuel of the future?

One of the joys of city living is availability and variety of take-out food. From cheesy fries to pizza by the slice, urban snacks are legendary. But most of these treats come in plastic containers that eventually end up in … Continue reading

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March 9, 2022
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ENERGY: Sustainability – natural and geopolitical

The crisis in Ukraine has tragic consequences for people and country, but also reveals something else of concern to peace: energy and geopolitical sustainability. While science has made it clear that climate change is driven by energy choices, transitioning from … Continue reading

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April 16, 2021
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WATER: Self-healing systems

Houston is rebuilding. A severe winter storm knocked out power, in February, leaving families and businesses huddled for elusive warmth. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), supplier to 26 million people, proved not as reliable as its name. Collateral … Continue reading

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October 13, 2018
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Eyes on the Prize

The Nobel Prize in Economics, awarded to William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer, followed a recent┬áreport from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warning of urgent and dire effects if the world does not limit global warming to below … Continue reading

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