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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.

What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean? nbsp; FeatureWhat will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?  
Global deforestation is decreasing. Or is it? nbsp; FeatureGlobal deforestation is decreasing. Or is it?  
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  
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
Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon? nbsp; VoicesIs zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon?  
Martín von Hildebrand: An audacious plan for the Amazon nbsp; InterviewMartín von Hildebrand: An audacious plan for the Amazon  
The number one thing each of us can do to protect biodiversity nbsp; VoicesThe number one thing each of us can do to protect biodiversity  
Does a place still have value if it is of no use to humans? nbsp; VoicesDoes a place still have value if it is of no use to humans?  
New study finds 20 percent of natural habitats at risk from future development  New study finds 20 percent of natural habitats at risk from future development Human population is expected to soar to between 9 and 10 billion by 2050, with a growing number of… Notable
When planting trees does more harm than good  When planting trees does more harm than good Note to anyone who thinks planting trees is the bees’ knees: Grasslands are important, too. Notable
When conservation means killing nbsp; ArticleWhen conservation means killing  
92-year-old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action nbsp; Video92-year-old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action  
Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use? nbsp; FeatureCan bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?  
New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana  New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana The combination of legal and illegal logging in southwest Ghana’s tropical forests is having a… Notable
How big should urban green spaces be?  How big should urban green spaces be? With cities poised to add 2.5 billion more people by 2050, now is a perfect time to get strategic… Notable
From the American prairie, a conservation success story nbsp; VideoFrom the American prairie, a conservation success story  
What role should humans play in returning forests to their natural state? nbsp; VideoWhat role should humans play in returning forests to their natural state?  
Going to great heights to study the impact of climate change on biodiversity nbsp; VideoGoing to great heights to study the impact of climate change on biodiversity  
Let’s stop treating our soil like dirt nbsp; VoicesLet’s stop treating our soil like dirt  
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… Notable
Can Latin America do palm oil right? nbsp; FeatureCan Latin America do palm oil right?  
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  
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  
Envision 2050: The future of oceans nbsp; FeatureEnvision 2050: The future of oceans  
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.  
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… Notable
Coydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my nbsp; ArticleCoydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my  
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… Notable
Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife nbsp; FeatureSearching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife  
Shellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification nbsp; VoicesShellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification  
Welcome to the wild world of rhino conservation nbsp; FeatureWelcome to the wild world of rhino conservation  
Which coffee do birds like best?  Which coffee do birds like best? When it comes to shade-grown coffee, “there is shade and there is shade,” says University of Utah… Notable
Conservation is complicated, and all approaches need to be on the table nbsp; VoicesConservation is complicated, and all approaches need to be on the table  
Climate resiliency with termite mounds  Climate resiliency with termite mounds What do termites have to do with climate change? Potentially a lot, according to research recently… Notable
Is pH a red herring when it comes to ocean acidification? nbsp; ArticleIs pH a red herring when it comes to ocean acidification?  
“Novel ecosystems” are a Trojan horse for conservation nbsp; Voices“Novel ecosystems” are a Trojan horse for conservation  
Saving Morocco’s endangered Barbary macaques nbsp; PhotoSaving Morocco’s endangered Barbary macaques  
Can big data save the last of India’s wild tigers? nbsp; FeatureCan big data save the last of India’s wild tigers?  
Envision 2050: The future of protected areas nbsp; FeatureEnvision 2050: The future of protected areas  
Suburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating nbsp; FeatureSuburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating  
Wilderness protection and the art of compromise nbsp; FeatureWilderness protection and the art of compromise  
Saving the rainforest and tapirs in Nicaragua nbsp; VideoSaving the rainforest and tapirs in Nicaragua  
Tracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic nbsp; PhotoTracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic  
Sometimes we need to just pause and marvel at this place called Earth nbsp; VideoSometimes we need to just pause and marvel at this place called Earth  
Cities are the greatest hope for our planet nbsp; VoicesCities are the greatest hope for our planet  
Could evolution be our ally when it comes to mosquito control? nbsp; ArticleCould evolution be our ally when it comes to mosquito control?  
Can we have our cities and biodiversity, too? nbsp; VideoCan we have our cities and biodiversity, too?  
The vaults in this bank hold something more precious than money nbsp; VideoThe vaults in this bank hold something more precious than money  
How we can save coral reefs (and why we should want to) nbsp; FeatureHow we can save coral reefs (and why we should want to)  
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