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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.

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 tradition created by the Discovery Channel in… 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 Brazil may be slowing deforestation 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 ranks right up there with the Amazon and… 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 biologist Çağan Şekercioğlu. At least for… 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 published in Science (subscription… 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)  
What’s Happening to the Birds? nbsp; FeatureWhat’s Happening to the Birds?  
Sunscreen’s Dark Side  Sunscreen’s Dark Side In 2013, more than 200 million tourists sunbathed on Mediterranean beaches. You can bet that most of them applied sunscreen… Notable
Planting Trees to Fight Ozone  Planting Trees to Fight Ozone Among other benefits, trees are valuable for their ability to clean the air around us. Last week, researchers from The Nature Conservancy… Notable
Why Eating Invasive Species Is a Bad Idea nbsp; VoicesWhy Eating Invasive Species Is a Bad Idea  
Dancing Bees Waggle the Way to Happier Habitat nbsp; ArticleDancing Bees Waggle the Way to Happier Habitat  
Vanishing Invertebrates  Vanishing Invertebrates Invertebrates — including insects, worms and crustaceans — are usually pretty small, but they have a big impact when it comes to providing… Notable
Time for Trees to Pack Their Trunks? nbsp; FeatureTime for Trees to Pack Their Trunks?  
If Our Planet Had a Say, Here’s Where Future Roads Would Go nbsp; VoicesIf Our Planet Had a Say, Here’s Where Future Roads Would Go  
What Are Birds Trying to Tell Us?  What Are Birds Trying to Tell Us? When songbird populations started dropping across the U.S. in the 1950s, conservationist Rachel Carson saw disaster waiting in the wings… Notable
Christopher Golden: Global Health and the Environment nbsp; InterviewChristopher Golden: Global Health and the Environment  
Stop and Smell the Coral  Stop and Smell the Coral Marine protected areas are a popular way to try and combat the massive decline of coral reefs around the world, in part due to overfishing… Notable
Ecosystems Are Not Machines nbsp; VoicesEcosystems Are Not Machines  
Biodiversity Detectives Solve Mysteries With Environmental DNA nbsp; FeatureBiodiversity Detectives Solve Mysteries With Environmental DNA  
Endangered Deltas nbsp; PhotoEndangered Deltas  
Soaring With … Vultures? nbsp; VideoSoaring With … Vultures?  
Olinguitos and Geckos and Microbes, Oh My! nbsp; PhotoOlinguitos and Geckos and Microbes, Oh My!  
Documenting Our Changing Coasts  Documenting Our Changing Coasts The U.S. Geological Survey appears to subscribe to the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words — and to the power of citizen… Notable
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