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Announcing the Candidates for the 2020 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

Sonia Aronson

Candidates for the 4th annual Pritzker Award are artists, leaders and inventors under the age of 40 fighting for a more sustainable future. They include a college dropout who invented a solar-charging robot, the daughter of two first responders who created a real-time disaster response platform to replace antiquated technology, and an East African leader…


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Air conditioning: Environmental loss, human win

Paul Stainier

With a warming climate, a key win-lose solution is air conditioning. In hotter conditions, workplace productivity suffers, students learn less, and mortality rates are higher. Fortunately, we have a way to avoid the worst of these effects: AC prevents around 3,000 premature deaths a year in the US. Win. But energy-intensive American AC usage also…