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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Powered by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, we connect people with ideas, information and inspiration they can use to change the world.

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make nbsp; Voices One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make  
Mapping the Course nbsp; Voices Mapping the Course  
Catch and Deceased? nbsp; Infographic Catch and Deceased?  
Iris Ho: Tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade nbsp; Interview Iris Ho: Tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade  
Together, We Save Forests nbsp; Voices Together, We Save Forests  
Manta Rays of Hope   Manta Rays of Hope Indonesia recently established the world’s largest manta ray sanctuary. Nearly 6 million square kilometers of ocean surrounding the… Notable
Where in the World?   Where in the World? Some 126,000 described species rely on freshwater habitats, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. How can we… Notable
On the Move   On the Move A stunning new collection of maps published this week in the journal Nature shows how fast and in which direction temperatures on land and… Notable
Why You Shouldn’t Hope for an Early Spring nbsp; Feature Why You Shouldn’t Hope for an Early Spring  
Consider the Cane Toad nbsp; Voices Consider the Cane Toad  
Can Mock Hunts Save Lions’ Lives? nbsp; Feature Can Mock Hunts Save Lions’ Lives?  
Big Dam Turnaround nbsp; Feature Big Dam Turnaround  
Conservation Crystal Ball   Conservation Crystal Ball When it comes to conservation, what you don’t know really can hurt you. That’s why a group of more than a dozen horizon scanners… Notable
Preserving Nature Isn’t About Aesthetics. It’s About Necessity. nbsp; Voices Preserving Nature Isn’t About Aesthetics. It’s About Necessity.  
Building a Better Rat Trap nbsp; Article Building a Better Rat Trap  
80 Days In Greenland nbsp; Video 80 Days In Greenland  
Maintaining the Long View nbsp; Article Maintaining the Long View  
More Precious Than Gold   More Precious Than Gold What’s worth more, gold or rhino horn? Turns out it’s not even close. According to a recent infographic by The Huffington Post, a kilogram… Notable
The Gift of Indigenous Knowledge   The Gift of Indigenous Knowledge Policy makers designing strategies to protect biodiversity and ecosystems would do well to tap the wisdom of indigenous peoples, say… Notable
For Great Lakes’ Sakes nbsp; Feature For Great Lakes’ Sakes  
The Wild Ones nbsp; Photo The Wild Ones  
The Secret Life of Native Bees nbsp; Article The Secret Life of Native Bees  
Old Friends   Old Friends Need another reason to protect and value green spaces? Here’s an intriguing one: the benefits humans receive from being exposed to the… Notable
Sky-High Race Against Time nbsp; Article Sky-High Race Against Time  
Tropical Wonder   Tropical Wonder All the corners of the globe have been explored, right? Think again. An international team of field biologists studying the mountainous… Notable
Bum Rap for Invasive Species?   Bum Rap for Invasive Species? According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “The negative consequences of invasive species are far-reaching, costing the United States… Notable
Three Seconds of Courage nbsp; Video Three Seconds of Courage  
Enric Sala: Can We Eat Our Fish and Protect Them, Too? nbsp; Interview Enric Sala: Can We Eat Our Fish and Protect Them, Too?  
Conservation Biology for All   Conservation Biology for All If knowledge is power, global conservation just got a chance to bulk up big-time with the publication of Conservation Biology for All, a… Notable
The Forest Whisperer nbsp; Video The Forest Whisperer  
A Match Made in Heaven nbsp; Feature A Match Made in Heaven  
Sacred Oases nbsp; Photo Sacred Oases  
Hold the Fins   Hold the Fins As human population and resource demands soar, some novel approaches to conservation are beginning to emerge. One example is WildAid’s… Notable
Is Conservation Extinct? nbsp; Feature Is Conservation Extinct?  
Planet of the Insects nbsp; Infographic Planet of the Insects  
Where the Wild Things Are (or Aren’t) nbsp; Feature Where the Wild Things Are (or Aren’t)  
Mark Tercek: Valuing Nature nbsp; Interview Mark Tercek: Valuing Nature  
At the Desert’s Edge nbsp; Video At the Desert’s Edge  
Configuring Conservation   Configuring Conservation How should conservation reserves be configured to offer the biggest benefit for biodiversity in the face of climate change? Although there… Notable
Global Warnings nbsp; Feature Global Warnings  
What, When, Where?   What, When, Where? Keeping tabs on plant and animal phenology is important as the climate changes around us. Just where and when plants and animals are… Notable
Collaboration to Conservation nbsp; Photo Collaboration to Conservation  
Vital Signs   Vital Signs To assess a heart’s health, doctors use an EKG. To assess the health of America’s ecosystems, scientists are setting into place… Notable
Fast Evolution nbsp; Voices Fast Evolution  
Rane Cortez: Slowing Tropical Deforestation nbsp; Interview Rane Cortez: Slowing Tropical Deforestation  
People of the Forest nbsp; Photo People of the Forest  
The Chilling Diary of a National Geographic Photojournalist nbsp; Video The Chilling Diary of a National Geographic Photojournalist  
Incorporating Trees Into Brazilian Agriculture nbsp; Article Incorporating Trees Into Brazilian Agriculture  
Photo Ark: Shining a Light on Threatened Species nbsp; Photo Photo Ark: Shining a Light on Threatened Species  
What Does Ocean Acidification Mean for Sea Life? nbsp; Feature What Does Ocean Acidification Mean for Sea Life?  
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