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How J-PAL thinks globally and acts locally

It is a huge question in development economics: If a program yields good results in one country, will it work in another? Does a vaccination policy in India translate to Africa? Does a teen-pregnancy prevention program in Kenya work in Rwanda? And: Why or why not? Leaders of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), one of world's foremost centers for antipoverty research, have developed their own formal framework for thinking about this vexing question, over the last several years. Now, in a new …

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Uncovering art under MIT

As you travel through the tunnels beneath MIT, you may spot a few common sights: doors to mysteriously named labs, stray office chairs, lots of students, and some tourists. But these days, there's something new to discover in the tunnels — 200 feet of student-created art. “Walking through the tunnels I thought, ‘This is basically just a blank canvas,'” says Julia Rue, rising senior and lead on The Borderline mural, a new collaborative art project in the …