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Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics

Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics

I do research on environmental economics. I examine how policies can be better designed to be more effective and cost effective to reduce emissions and improve livelihoods. I’ve been very passionate about this issue going back to when I was a young child and I would go for hikes in mountains with my parents. I …

Toxic Laundry: Microfiber Pollution

Toxic Laundry: Microfiber Pollution

The only thing more weird than making monsters and having them crawl out of washing machines is learning that they actually exist. The monsters, they represent the microscopic killer pieces of fiber that get released into the water every single time we do our laundry. Polyester, nylon, spandex… It’s everywhere, in all of our clothes, …

Portraits of a planet: Earth from space

Portraits of a planet: Earth from space

Later, from a V-2 Rocket, you got the most graphic, actual pictures yet taken by a camera showing how the earth looks from a point 70 miles in space. Though no man has yet ventured more than 15 miles from his earth, you now know how this planet will look below you when you finally …