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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.

Can Latin America do palm oil right? nbsp; Feature Can Latin America do palm oil right?  
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  
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  
Envision 2050: The future of oceans nbsp; Feature Envision 2050: The future of oceans  
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.  
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; Article Coydogs 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; Feature Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife  
Shellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification nbsp; Voices Shellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification  
Welcome to the wild world of rhino conservation nbsp; Feature Welcome 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; Voices Conservation 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; Article Is 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; Photo Saving Morocco’s endangered Barbary macaques  
Can big data save the last of India’s wild tigers? nbsp; Feature Can big data save the last of India’s wild tigers?  
Envision 2050: The future of protected areas nbsp; Feature Envision 2050: The future of protected areas  
Suburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating nbsp; Feature Suburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating  
Wilderness protection and the art of compromise nbsp; Feature Wilderness protection and the art of compromise  
Saving the rainforest and tapirs in Nicaragua nbsp; Video Saving the rainforest and tapirs in Nicaragua  
Tracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic nbsp; Photo Tracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic  
Sometimes we need to just pause and marvel at this place called Earth nbsp; Video Sometimes we need to just pause and marvel at this place called Earth  
Cities are the greatest hope for our planet nbsp; Voices Cities are the greatest hope for our planet  
Could evolution be our ally when it comes to mosquito control? nbsp; Article Could evolution be our ally when it comes to mosquito control?  
Can we have our cities and biodiversity, too? nbsp; Video Can we have our cities and biodiversity, too?  
The vaults in this bank hold something more precious than money nbsp; Video The vaults in this bank hold something more precious than money  
How we can save coral reefs (and why we should want to) nbsp; Feature How we can save coral reefs (and why we should want to)  
What’s Happening to the Birds? nbsp; Feature What’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; Voices Why Eating Invasive Species Is a Bad Idea  
Dancing Bees Waggle the Way to Happier Habitat nbsp; Article Dancing 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; Feature Time for Trees to Pack Their Trunks?  
If Our Planet Had a Say, Here’s Where Future Roads Would Go nbsp; Voices If 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; Interview Christopher 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; Voices Ecosystems Are Not Machines  
Biodiversity Detectives Solve Mysteries With Environmental DNA nbsp; Feature Biodiversity Detectives Solve Mysteries With Environmental DNA  
Endangered Deltas nbsp; Photo Endangered Deltas  
Soaring With … Vultures? nbsp; Video Soaring With … Vultures?  
Olinguitos and Geckos and Microbes, Oh My! nbsp; Photo Olinguitos 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
Peter Knights: Curbing the Demand for Wildlife nbsp; Interview Peter Knights: Curbing the Demand for Wildlife  
Better for Biodiversity   Better for Biodiversity There is a long-standing sense that organic farms are better for biodiversity than are conventional farms. But how much better? The answer… Notable
Haven in the Sky nbsp; Photo Haven in the Sky  
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