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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  
Sparking climate engagement through art and community nbsp; Photo Sparking climate engagement through art and community  
These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do? nbsp; Feature These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?  
Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move nbsp; Video Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move  
The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be? nbsp; Feature The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?  
Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide nbsp; Interview Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide  
​Will outrage over recent murders help Honduran environmental activists achieve their goal? nbsp; Feature ​Will outrage over recent murders help Honduran environmental activists achieve their goal?  
A call to conserve crops’ wild cousins   A call to conserve crops’ wild cousins Wild cousins aren’t always appreciated at family gatherings. But when it comes to crops, the… Notable
Animals to humans: Be quiet, already nbsp; Feature Animals to humans: Be quiet, already  
Researchers around the world are learning from indigenous communities. Here’s why that’s a good thing. nbsp; Feature Researchers around the world are learning from indigenous communities. Here’s why that’s a good thing.  
Northern shipping: Is the anticipated climate boost a bust?   Northern shipping: Is the anticipated climate boost a bust? Editor’s note: This piece was produced in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is… Notable
The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans nbsp; Feature The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans  
Imagine a podcast from a federal agency. Then listen to this.   Imagine a podcast from a federal agency. Then listen to this. The U.S. Department of Energy just jumped on the podcast train — and what it’s bringing on… Notable
To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there nbsp; Voices To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there  
As flooding intensifies, coastal megacities turn to social media to stay afloat nbsp; Video As flooding intensifies, coastal megacities turn to social media to stay afloat  
How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies nbsp; Feature How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies  
What’s a national park to do about climate change? nbsp; Feature What’s a national park to do about climate change?  
Why development should focus on climate adaptation nbsp; Voices Why development should focus on climate adaptation  
What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water? nbsp; Feature What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?  
What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development nbsp; Feature What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development  
Three ways artificial intelligence is helping to save the world nbsp; Feature Three ways artificial intelligence is helping to save the world  
Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target nbsp; Voices Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target  
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