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

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; Video New documentary shines a light on solutions to global species loss  
How one small change could reduce your food waste nbsp; Infographic How one small change could reduce your food waste  
Christiana Figueres: On the road to Paris nbsp; Interview Christiana Figueres: On the road to Paris  
Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste nbsp; Photo Vietnam​ 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; Feature Can Latin America do palm oil right?  
If we quit oil, then what? nbsp; Voices If 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; Video What’s the role of the private sector in solving environmental challenges?  
Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how. nbsp; Voices Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how.  
How do you bring electricity to 620 million people? nbsp; Feature How do you bring electricity to 620 million people?  
Protecting the endangered Arabian leopard in the mountains of Oman nbsp; Video Protecting the endangered Arabian leopard in the mountains of Oman  
As Arctic sea ice shrinks, so does our window of opportunity nbsp; Photo As Arctic sea ice shrinks, so does our window of opportunity  
Cotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes? nbsp; Feature Cotton, cashmere, chemicals … what really goes into making our clothes?  
One Zambian man’s inspiring journey from charcoal burner to forest champion nbsp; Video One 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; Voices It’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; Article What 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; Feature Envision 2050: The future of oceans  
How to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps nbsp; Infographic How to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps  
To everyone’s surprise, forests are returning to Malawi. Here’s why. nbsp; Photo To everyone’s surprise, forests are returning to Malawi. Here’s why.  
How a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland nbsp; Video How a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland  
Crop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them? nbsp; Feature Crop 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; Feature We’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; Voices Putting 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; Voices We know what sustainable development should look like — now let’s do it  
Coydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my nbsp; Article Coydogs 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; Video What climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic  
Want to change the future? Pay attention to the past. nbsp; Voices Want to change the future? Pay attention to the past.  
How good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway? nbsp; Feature How 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
Bryan Christy: Bringing wildlife crime to a global audience nbsp; Interview Bryan Christy: Bringing wildlife crime to a global audience  
The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies nbsp; Voices The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies  
Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield? nbsp; Feature Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?  
Say what you mean   Say what you mean There may be no more important documents being produced today for governments, policy makers and the general public to understand than the… Notable
Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife nbsp; Feature Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife  
46 million tons of trash — or treasure?   46 million tons of trash — or treasure? When we think of e-waste, we tend to think of phones, computers, printers and the like. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg… Notable
Goldman Prize winners fight and inspire nbsp; Photo Goldman Prize winners fight and inspire  
Nikhil Seth: A new vision for sustainable development nbsp; Interview Nikhil Seth: A new vision for sustainable development  
Better photosynthesis for a better world?   Better photosynthesis for a better world? There’s no question that plants are better than most other life forms at converting carbon dioxide and sunlight into the sugars that form… Notable
We’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it nbsp; Voices We’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it  
Can saltwater quench our growing thirst? nbsp; Feature Can saltwater quench our growing thirst?  
Shining light on environmental injustice   Shining light on environmental injustice In some places “fighting for the environment” means writing letters to elected officials or marching in protest against a polluter. In… Notable
Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests? nbsp; Feature Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?  
Shellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification nbsp; Voices Shellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification  
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