Eric Krebs

Eric Krebs is a writer from Queens, New York. He has written for the New York Times, Slate, and Bloomberg, among others.

How Reclaimed Wastewater Is Reviving Tribal Land

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Over a century ago, the Supreme Court ruled that reservations have a right to water. Today, thanks to a unique exchange, the Pima are finally getting their due.

The New Generation of Hydropower Dams Let Fish Swim Straight Through

5 min read

Redesigned turbines are solving the problem that has long plagued hydroelectric dams, churning out green energy while leaving fish unharmed.

How Kenya Became the World’s Geothermal Powerhouse

5 min read

An effort that began 70 years ago is poised to propel the country to middle-income status on a wave of green energy.

Floating Solar Farms Are a Game Changer

6 min read

A lack of available land is the biggest obstacle to solar power’s expansion — or maybe it isn’t.

Europe’s New Trams Are Reviving a Golden Age of Transit

5 min read

Tramways were once a staple of European cities. Now, a new generation is enhancing urban life once again.

2021 Was the Year Cargo Shipping Pivoted Green

4 min read

Political, economic and technological stars are aligning to make a stubbornly carbon-intensive industry sustainable.

Inside the Movement to Clean Up the World’s Most Toxic Sites

5 min read

A sprawling initiative identifies pollution hotspots so the communities affected by them can act.

Where £100 Can Make You a Solar Entrepreneur

5 min read

In Bath, England, even the smallest investors can support – and profit from – the city’s green energy boom.

Oregon’s New Hard Drugs Policy Is Both Radical and Sane

6 min read

Legal magic mushrooms? Tolerance for heroin and meth? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

You Don’t Have to Hate the Other Side

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The ability to fight with love instead of rage is what makes us human.

What if Climate Change Isn’t as Polarizing as We Think?

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It benefits politicians to portray the issue as deeply divisive, but most voters don’t see it that way.

Empathy Is a Muscle You Build

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A system for turning “they” into “we.”

Building a Kinder, Gentler, Smarter Social Media User

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How a platform that rewards informed opinion and civil debate is changing our behavior.

The Nature of Polarization Is Changing

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Stanford researcher Jan Gerrit Voelkel explains why a more passion-fueled form of partisanship is on the rise – and how it’s reshaping politics.

Why Kindness Is a Winning Campaign Tactic

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Amid all the mudslinging is a proven fact: Civility wins the hearts of voters.

How Can I Convince You?

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In the first in a series of interviews with Stanford polarization researchers, Robb Willer explains how to persuade someone they agree with you – whether they know it or not.

Cooperative Housing Is Redefining ‘Home’ for People with Disabilities

5 min read

By sharing everything from services to accessibility renovations, co-housing strikes a balance between autonomy and affordability.

The Pandemic Will Be Livestreamed

4 min read

The coronavirus is creating an explosion of quarantined online performance that is unscripted, unshowered and surprisingly uplifting.

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