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

The search for sustainable plastics nbsp; FeatureThe search for sustainable plastics  
As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen nbsp; FeatureAs we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen  
Getting all that wasted food to hungry people  Getting all that wasted food to hungry people More and more people are starting to get the message that the massive amount of food we waste in the U.S. is a social issue, not just an… Notable
8 charts and maps show why drought will be a growing challenge in the U.S. nbsp; Photo8 charts and maps show why drought will be a growing challenge in the U.S.  
What the “cold economy” means for a warming world nbsp; ArticleWhat the “cold economy” means for a warming world  
Let’s stop treating our soil like dirt nbsp; VoicesLet’s stop treating our soil like dirt  
Is organic farming climate friendly?  Is organic farming climate friendly? Think organic farming is climate friendly? You might want to think again. A study published recently in the journal Agriculture and Human… Notable
This remote region of India is becoming a model of climate resilience nbsp; VideoThis remote region of India is becoming a model of climate resilience  
Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change? nbsp; FeatureAre countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?  
Three things you must teach your kids if you care about the environment nbsp; VoicesThree things you must teach your kids if you care about the environment  
How to protect sharks and humans at the same time  How to protect sharks and humans at the same time In case you somehow missed it, Shark Week has once again descended upon us. The annual summer tradition created by the Discovery Channel in… Notable
The challenge — and opportunity — of powering Sub-Saharan Africa nbsp; InfographicThe challenge — and opportunity — of powering Sub-Saharan Africa  
Global food security is a moral imperative nbsp; VoicesGlobal food security is a moral imperative  
Does one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite? nbsp; FeatureDoes one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite?  
If you know what’s good for you, you’ll read this under a tree  If you know what’s good for you, you’ll read this under a tree You’ve probably noticed how being around trees, grass and flowers can make you feel better. Now, evidence is mounting that the… Notable
New documentary shines a light on solutions to global species loss nbsp; VideoNew documentary shines a light on solutions to global species loss  
How one small change could reduce your food waste nbsp; InfographicHow one small change could reduce your food waste  
Christiana Figueres: On the road to Paris nbsp; InterviewChristiana Figueres: On the road to Paris  
Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste nbsp; PhotoVietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste  
Environmental restoration is big business  Environmental restoration is big business Think environmental protection hurts business? You just might want to think again. In a study published last week at PLOS ONE, University… Notable
Can Latin America do palm oil right? nbsp; FeatureCan Latin America do palm oil right?  
If we quit oil, then what? nbsp; VoicesIf we quit oil, then what?  
Previous elephant killing spots offer clues to stem future deaths  Previous elephant killing spots offer clues to stem future deaths This morning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held an “ivory crush” event in Times Square in New York City, highlighting the huge problem… Notable
What’s the role of the private sector in solving environmental challenges? nbsp; VideoWhat’s the role of the private sector in solving environmental challenges?  
Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how. nbsp; VoicesAgroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how.  
How do you bring electricity to 620 million people? nbsp; FeatureHow do you bring electricity to 620 million people?  
Protecting the endangered Arabian leopard in the mountains of Oman nbsp; VideoProtecting the endangered Arabian leopard in the mountains of Oman  
As Arctic sea ice shrinks, so does our window of opportunity nbsp; PhotoAs Arctic sea ice shrinks, so does our window of opportunity  
Cotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes? nbsp; FeatureCotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes?  
One Zambian man’s inspiring journey from charcoal burner to forest champion nbsp; VideoOne Zambian man’s inspiring journey from charcoal burner to forest champion  
We’ll cross that bridge when we … nevermind  We’ll cross that bridge when we … nevermind Climate science tells us future weather is going to be dramatically different than it is today. Exactly how different, and in what ways, is… Notable
It’s time for a new story of humanity’s place in the world nbsp; VoicesIt’s time for a new story of humanity’s place in the world  
What do you get when you cross a musician with a cause? nbsp; ArticleWhat do you get when you cross a musician with a cause?  
POLITICO takes a hard look at the future of energy  POLITICO takes a hard look at the future of energy In 2007, the investigative news site POLITICO launched and quickly became a go-to source for news about policy decisions coming from the… Notable
Envision 2050: The future of oceans nbsp; FeatureEnvision 2050: The future of oceans  
How to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps nbsp; InfographicHow to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps  
To everyone’s surprise, forests are returning to Malawi. Here’s why. nbsp; PhotoTo everyone’s surprise, forests are returning to Malawi. Here’s why.  
How a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland nbsp; VideoHow a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland  
Crop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them? nbsp; FeatureCrop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them?  
We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from? nbsp; FeatureWe’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from?  
How old will you be when the oil runs out?  How old will you be when the oil runs out? Think environmental change happens too slowly to matter to your lifetime? “Your Life on Earth,” an intriguing  interactive… Notable
Putting the world’s challenges at the heart of business nbsp; VoicesPutting the world’s challenges at the heart of business  
The market incentives that are keeping trees standing in Brazil  The market incentives that are keeping trees standing in Brazil And now for some good news: It looks like some market-driven agreements around beef production in Brazil may be slowing deforestation in… Notable
We know what sustainable development should look like — now let’s do it nbsp; VoicesWe know what sustainable development should look like — now let’s do it  
Coydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my nbsp; ArticleCoydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my  
A win for farmers and the environment  A win for farmers and the environment Is it possible to reduce pesticide use without compromising crop yields? Yes — and then some, according to a new study published in the… Notable
What climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic nbsp; VideoWhat climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic  
Want to change the future? Pay attention to the past. nbsp; VoicesWant to change the future? Pay attention to the past.  
How good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway? nbsp; FeatureHow good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway?  
The 11 most important forests in the world  The 11 most important forests in the world You might not think of eastern Australia as one of the hot spots of global deforestation. But it ranks right up there with the Amazon and… Notable
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