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Burundi leads the world in renewable energy use — and other fascinating facts about the world today   Burundi leads the world in renewable energy use — and other fascinating facts about the world today Good news: more people across the globe have improved access to safe water and sanitation. Bad… Notable
This Kansas farmer fought a government program to keep his farm sustainable nbsp; Feature This Kansas farmer fought a government program to keep his farm sustainable  
When it comes to the future of urban transportation, self-driving cars are just the start   When it comes to the future of urban transportation, self-driving cars are just the start Self-driving taxis, parking lots replaced by parks, quiet freeways, clean air, Wi-Fi-enabled… Notable
Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation nbsp; Interview Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation  
One Palestinian man’s mission to make urban agriculture more sustainable nbsp; Video One Palestinian man’s mission to make urban agriculture more sustainable  
Efforts to combat Zika don’t have to harm the environment nbsp; Feature Efforts to combat Zika don’t have to harm the environment  
What’s happening to our planet — in 8 infographics nbsp; Photo What’s happening to our planet — in 8 infographics  
Now more than ever we need high-quality, independent journalism   Now more than ever we need high-quality, independent journalism Whatever your feelings on the outcome of last week’s U.S. presidential election, this is a… Update
What’s the best way to improve bee habitat? nbsp; Article What’s the best way to improve bee habitat?  
12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that? nbsp; Feature 12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that?  
Want to improve wind and solar power? Bring them together. nbsp; Article Want to improve wind and solar power? Bring them together.  
Africa’s green energy challenge: Mega projects, off-grid or somewhere in between? nbsp; Feature Africa’s green energy challenge: Mega projects, off-grid or somewhere in between?  
Cleaner, healthier cookstoves may — at long last — be catching on nbsp; Feature Cleaner, healthier cookstoves may — at long last — be catching on  
Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options   Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options Reducing the carbon footprint of what we buy isn’t easy, but the opportunity for impact is… Notable
Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it. nbsp; Feature Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.  
Nature is priceless — so let’s value it nbsp; Voices Nature is priceless — so let’s value it  
Bringing nature back to cities is good for plants, animals and humans nbsp; Feature Bringing nature back to cities is good for plants, animals and humans  
These East African countries show how teamwork and technology can thwart illegal fishing nbsp; Feature These East African countries show how teamwork and technology can thwart illegal fishing  
The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of   The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of What covers up to 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 square miles) of Earth’s surface, provides… Notable
Sustainability is good business — and here’s proof   Sustainability is good business — and here’s proof For many businesses, sustainability is a nice idea that looks better on paper than in practice… Notable
If you care about your health, then you should care about conservation nbsp; Voices If you care about your health, then you should care about conservation  
Why nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN nbsp; Voices Why nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN  
Wind power is about to get a whole lot cheaper   Wind power is about to get a whole lot cheaper Wind energy is soaring around the world, thanks to technology advances and energy policies that… Notable
What is it about this soil that protects plants from devastating disease? nbsp; Article What is it about this soil that protects plants from devastating disease?  
Scientists uncover surprising source of carbon storage hidden in plain sight   Scientists uncover surprising source of carbon storage hidden in plain sight Agroforestry — integrating trees into cropland or pastureland — is often discussed as a promising… Notable
Can upscale chocolate turn the tide on Haiti’s devastating deforestation? nbsp; Feature Can upscale chocolate turn the tide on Haiti’s devastating deforestation?  
Local food is great, but can it go too far? nbsp; Voices Local food is great, but can it go too far?  
The surprising link between the tapirs of Costa Rica and climate change nbsp; Feature The surprising link between the tapirs of Costa Rica and climate change  
If you think 8 elephants’ worth of stuff is too much, you’re right   If you think 8 elephants’ worth of stuff is too much, you’re right How much raw material does it take to support you? If you’re an average African, about 3 metric… Notable
Why smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity nbsp; Voices Why smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity  
10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law nbsp; Feature 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law  
Health and neighborhood are too often linked. These people are out to change that. nbsp; Feature Health and neighborhood are too often linked. These people are out to change that.  
Can Madagascar get rid of this troubling toad before it’s too late? nbsp; Feature Can Madagascar get rid of this troubling toad before it’s too late?  
23 countries just got energy efficiency report cards – and they’re almost all flunking   23 countries just got energy efficiency report cards – and they’re almost all flunking The most valuable tool we have to meet the world’s growing energy demand while reducing greenhouse… Notable
How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security nbsp; Feature How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security  
8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it nbsp; Photo 8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it  
Tackling cities’ hidden climate footprint   Tackling cities’ hidden climate footprint When it comes to climate change, a city’s significance stretches past its skyline. Notable
We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like. nbsp; Voices We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.  
This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand nbsp; Video This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand  
5 reasons sustainability will transform the global economy nbsp; Voices 5 reasons sustainability will transform the global economy  
What happens when the needs of endangered tigers and endangered people collide? nbsp; Feature What happens when the needs of endangered tigers and endangered people collide?  
5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption nbsp; Voices 5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption  
As cities grow more crammed and connected, how will we discourage the spread of disease? nbsp; Feature As cities grow more crammed and connected, how will we discourage the spread of disease?  
What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture? nbsp; Voices What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture?  
Which diet makes best use of farmland? You might be surprised.   Which diet makes best use of farmland? You might be surprised. Editor’s note: This piece was produced in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is… Notable
How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East nbsp; Feature How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East  
What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry?   What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry? Inland fish play critical roles in North American ecosystems and economics: In the U.S. alone in… Notable
If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working? nbsp; Feature If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?  
If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it? nbsp; Feature If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it?  
Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation nbsp; Feature Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation  
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