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Putting Diversity in the Pilot’s Seat

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A California flight academy is tackling the pilot shortage and equity issues in one fell swoop.

Plastic-Free Shopping Is Going Mainstream

7 min read

A partnership between America’s largest supermarket chain and a reusable packaging company is the latest sign that no-waste shopping is catching on.

In the World’s Fastest Drummer, Scientists See a Bionics Breakthrough

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The same A.I. technology that runs Jason Barnes’ prosthetic arm can teach people how to read Braille or play the piano in a matter of hours.

Palm Oil Is the Worst. Could This Replace It?

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Environmentally destructive palm oil is in countless products. Sustainable yeast oil offers a tantalizing alternative.

Abandoned Oil Rigs Are Actually Helping the Oceans

2 min read

Properly maintained, their towering pylons often become an ideal habitat for endangered marine life.

How Norway Popularized an Ultra-Sustainable Heating Method

4 min read

No other country has more heat pumps per capita, a cheap, highly efficient tool to keep homes warm — and carbon footprints small.

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Tchau Tchau, Malaria

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In country after country, one of the world’s deadliest diseases is being eradicated. In many cases, it’s women leading the fight.

France’s ‘Peevolution’ Is Irrigating Farms With Liquid Gold

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A century ago, Paris recycled half of its urine. Today, it’s being used as a high-grade fertilizer once again.

The Viking Guide to Oil Wealth Management

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While other countries let corporate interests plunder their oil, Norway strong-armed the CEOs into giving its citizens a windfall.

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The Year in Cheer

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192 ways the world got better in 2021

How Norway Popularized an Ultra-Sustainable Heating Method

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No other country has more heat pumps per capita, a cheap, highly efficient tool to keep homes warm — and carbon footprints small.

Grazing Livestock Among the Trees Is Helping to Prevent Wildfires

8 min read

The once common practice is making a comeback — and saving forests from destruction.

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