On the Ground

Solutions in History

  • Dorothy’s “emerald city” might have been in the Land of Oz, but drive into any U.S. suburb and you will be greeted by an equally verdant landscape, one dominated by the American lawn. However, despite their ubiquity, there was once a time when grassy lawns were not so popular. Their rise reflects the aesthetics of […]

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Envision the Future


  • Alex Dehgan is the co-founder of Conservation X Labs, a new startup focused on bringing innovation to conservation. He most recently served as the chief scientist of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and founded and headed the independent Office of Science and Technology. He previously helped build Afghanistan’s first …

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