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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Our mission is to share stories and spark conversations that motivate and empower people to create a more sustainable future.

A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power nbsp; FeatureA small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power  
Is it time to rethink recycling? nbsp; FeatureIs it time to rethink recycling?  
If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data nbsp; VoicesIf we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data  
How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future nbsp; InfographicHow cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future  
What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean? nbsp; FeatureWhat will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?  
How CRISPR Works  How CRISPR Works Back in 2011, Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist and molecular biologist at the University of… Notable
CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature nbsp; VoicesCRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature  
The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy nbsp; VoicesThe one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy  
Global deforestation is decreasing. Or is it? nbsp; FeatureGlobal deforestation is decreasing. Or is it?  
Climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen. nbsp; VoicesClimate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen.  
New study finds recycled phosphorus could fertilize 100 percent of U.S. corn  New study finds recycled phosphorus could fertilize 100 percent of U.S. corn The world has a problem. A phosphorus problem. Notable
In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things nbsp; VoicesIn 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things  
Why we still need to focus on environmental justice nbsp; VoicesWhy we still need to focus on environmental justice  
These companies are figuring out how to reduce the toxics in electronics nbsp; FeatureThese companies are figuring out how to reduce the toxics in electronics  
The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear. nbsp; VoicesThe best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear.  
What Kenya’s biggest slum can teach us about saving cities from floods nbsp; FeatureWhat Kenya’s biggest slum can teach us about saving cities from floods  
Can genetic engineering help quench crops’ thirst? nbsp; FeatureCan genetic engineering help quench crops’ thirst?  
How can we create a less toxic world? nbsp; VoicesHow can we create a less toxic world?  
Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t  Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t Artificial intelligence, testosterone and ship tracking technology probably aren’t on many… Notable
What smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility nbsp; VoicesWhat smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility  
Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon? nbsp; VoicesIs zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon?  
Are energy-saving settings bad for the environment? nbsp; FeatureAre energy-saving settings bad for the environment?  
In 2016, here’s where we should look for new solutions to environmental challenges nbsp; VoicesIn 2016, here’s where we should look for new solutions to environmental challenges  
10 ways to build more sustainable cities  10 ways to build more sustainable cities As global population grows, urban population is growing even faster — with 2.5 billion more city… Notable
When it comes to addressing climate change, skepticism is easy — but optimism is warranted nbsp; VoicesWhen it comes to addressing climate change, skepticism is easy — but optimism is warranted  
The environmental cost of moving all our stuff is huge. How can we shrink it? nbsp; FeatureThe environmental cost of moving all our stuff is huge. How can we shrink it?  
Stunning photos bring environmental change into view at the Paris negotiations nbsp; PhotoStunning photos bring environmental change into view at the Paris negotiations  
Latinos care about the environment. So why aren’t green groups engaging them more? nbsp; ArticleLatinos care about the environment. So why aren’t green groups engaging them more?  
Two futurists tell us what we need to be thinking about today to shape a healthy tomorrow nbsp; VoicesTwo futurists tell us what we need to be thinking about today to shape a healthy tomorrow  
12 strategies for moving from water scarcity to abundance nbsp; Voices12 strategies for moving from water scarcity to abundance  
Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health nbsp; FeatureTiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health  
Three Ensia features make list of notable science stories  Three Ensia features make list of notable science stories Congratulations to environmental journalists Elizabeth Grossman, Phil McKenna and Edward Struzik… Update
Heroic stories from the front lines of climate change nbsp; VideoHeroic stories from the front lines of climate change  
With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff  With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff These two words might make you sleepy: stormwater management. But they should make you scared. Notable
For Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table nbsp; VoicesFor Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table  
Who’s keeping organic food honest? nbsp; VoicesWho’s keeping organic food honest?  
New climate talk model suggests more strategy means more catastrophe  New climate talk model suggests more strategy means more catastrophe With the Paris climate negotiations just two weeks away, we’ll soon see if the world can agree on a… Notable
How climate risk is like a flaming truck barreling toward us, and why it’s time to hit the brakes nbsp; VoicesHow climate risk is like a flaming truck barreling toward us, and why it’s time to hit the brakes  
What does technology do to our relationship with the environment? nbsp; FeatureWhat does technology do to our relationship with the environment?  
New study assesses the global volume and distribution of “modern” groundwater  New study assesses the global volume and distribution of “modern” groundwater Groundwater has long been an important resource for irrigation, drinking water, energy production… Notable
Ensia recognized for publication excellence  Ensia recognized for publication excellence Ensia received four Gold awards, a Silver and a Bronze at last night’s Minnesota Magazine… Update
These maps show changes in global meat consumption by 2024. Here’s why that matters. nbsp; ArticleThese maps show changes in global meat consumption by 2024. Here’s why that matters.  
How institutional investors can alleviate climate change while boosting the global economy nbsp; VoicesHow institutional investors can alleviate climate change while boosting the global economy  
Pavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs nbsp; InterviewPavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs  
What really drives water vulnerability  What really drives water vulnerability Whether people have the water they need depends on how much water there is and how much demand… Notable
Can software save salt marshes? nbsp; ArticleCan software save salt marshes?  
Martín von Hildebrand: An audacious plan for the Amazon nbsp; InterviewMartín von Hildebrand: An audacious plan for the Amazon  
If everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)? nbsp; FeatureIf everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)?  
How we can vanquish pollution within our lifetimes nbsp; VoicesHow we can vanquish pollution within our lifetimes  
Coallercoaster: As U.S. coal production drops, international demand rises  Coallercoaster: As U.S. coal production drops, international demand rises According to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the number of new and… Notable
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