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Stories by Melissa C. Lott

"Plugged In" Says Farewell

Plugged In will unplug on Friday. It’s been a great seven years and we look forward to continuing the conversations that we started here

June 6, 2018 — Robert Fares, Sheril Kirshenbaum, Melissa C. Lott and Tali Trigg

A New Way to Recycle Batteries Uses Half the Energy

A new recycling process could provide a way to restore lithium ion battery cathodes to “mint condition.” What’s better, this new process only uses half the energy of conventional recycling methods...

February 24, 2018 — Melissa C. Lott

How Much Does Carpooling Matter? A Lot

The end of a policy to support carpooling in Jakarta, Indonesia led to an 87 percent increase in evening rush-hour traffic, according to a study published this summer in Science...

October 15, 2017 — Melissa C. Lott
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