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Saving species, and other stories

What’s lost when focusing on the cute and charismatic. Plus: Why Teslas keep catching on fire, the progressive case for more people, and others.

This edition of The Highlight is a collaboration from across the Vox newsroom, a wide-ranging exploration of the policies and personal practices that could make the world a better place.


Glenn Harvey for Vox

Yes, you can have kids and fight climate change at the same time

The progressive case for population growth.

By Bryan Walsh


Praveeni Chamathka for Vox

We pulled pandas back from the brink of extinction. Meanwhile, the rest of nature collapsed.

The trouble with conservation’s cutest mascot.

By Benji Jones


Gianna Meola for Vox

You may be thinking about animals all wrong (even if you’re an animal lover)

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum says humans should grant equal rights to animals, even in the wild. Is she right?

By Sigal Samuel


Shaneé Benjamin for Vox

The glories of dining out alone

Solo dining is one of life’s great pleasures — and privileges.

By Alissa Wilkinson


Glenn Harvey for Vox

Why Teslas keep catching on fire

EVs catch fire far less often than gas-powered cars, but firefighters still need to adapt.

By Rebecca Heilweil


CREDITS
Editors: Adam Clark Estes, Libby Nelson, Alanna Okun, Lavanya Ramanathan, Brian Resnick, Elbert Ventura, Bryan Walsh
Copy editors: Kim Eggleston, Elizabeth Crane, Caitlin PenzeyMoog, Tanya Pai
Art direction: Dion Lee
Audience: Gabriela Fernandez, Shira Tarlo, Agnes Mazur
Production/project editors: Susannah Locke, Nathan Hall

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Why Teslas keep catching on fire

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The glories of dining out alone

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We pulled pandas back from the brink of extinction. Meanwhile, the rest of nature collapsed.

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