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Socially Distanced Architecture That Brings People Together


When correctly designed, housing that gives people personal space can make them feel closer.

France to Airlines: Go Green If You Want a Bailout


How one country is using its economic rescue to clean up a polluting industry.

The Race to Measure the Global Emissions Plunge


A heroic effort is underway to record the global lockdown’s ripple effects — before they disappear.

Germany Is Leading the World Toward a Green Recovery


As Europe’s biggest economy reboots, it — and many others — are planning to transition away from fossil fuels.

The Kaleidoscopic Community of a Coronavirus Hotel


Masked chambermaids, sanitized keycards and nurses who pop in to see how you’re feeling.

Alaska Is Using South Korea’s Method to Beat the Virus


With the fewest infections of any state, Alaska proves contact tracing can work — even in America.

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How a Group of Political Novices Ended Gerrymandering in Michigan


Their success proves that you don’t need political power — or a Supreme Court majority — to get fair congressional districts.

Japan’s ‘Disaster Parks’ Help Explain Its Coronavirus Response


Benches that become stoves and manholes hiding emergency toilets reflect the survival instincts of a country that has learned to live with peril.

This ‘Carbon-Negative’ Burger Is Fighting Climate Change


As fake meat floods the market, some fast-food joints are insisting that their ultra-sustainably raised beef is better for the planet.

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The World Is Changing — So Can We


The pandemic is revealing the many ways our lives intersect. Is this an opportunity for us to reimagine what we can be?

Can We All Be Like Texas?


How a conservative, oil-pumping state became one of the world’s biggest generators of wind power.

The Coronavirus-Proof Nation


Taiwan has built a pragmatic, solutions-oriented society where democracy is expected to deliver results. Amid the pandemic, it’s paying off.