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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.

A Model for Communal Forest Management nbsp; Photo A Model for Communal Forest Management  
A Tree Grows in Ho Chi Minh City nbsp; Video A Tree Grows in Ho Chi Minh City  
Conservation Crime-Stoppers   Conservation Crime-Stoppers You’ve heard about the problem of environmental crime, from poaching to murder. Individuals interested in becoming part of the… Notable
Sustainability: Time to Get in the Real Game nbsp; Voices Sustainability: Time to Get in the Real Game  
The Cost of Environmental Crime   The Cost of Environmental Crime For $200 billion, you could buy two International Space Stations, Facebook or Peru’s economy. But according to a new report from the United… Notable
One Billion Devices   One Billion Devices Increasing standards of living mean more — literally hundreds of millions more — computers, cell phones and other electronic devices are… Notable
Is 6 Percent The World’s Most Important Number? nbsp; Infographic Is 6 Percent The World’s Most Important Number?  
Boosting Bicycling’s Benefits   Boosting Bicycling’s Benefits For many, sitting alone in a vehicle in a traffic jam on the way to work is a fact of life. But are there policies cities could consider to… Notable
The Bright Side of the Megacity   The Bright Side of the Megacity Writing in Foreign Policy, journalist Jonathan Kalan argues that the media, environmentalists and non-governmental organizations focus too… Notable
Denmark’s Near-Zero-Waste Wonder nbsp; Article Denmark’s Near-Zero-Waste Wonder  
A Moving Study   A Moving Study As the world’s climate changes and severe weather events become more common one phenomenon of particular concern is human migration. How… Notable
Dying to Save the World nbsp; Feature Dying to Save the World  
The End of Sustainability nbsp; Voices The End of Sustainability  
Old News   Old News Be prepared: The world is not only getting more crowded, it’s also getting older. A recent Pew Research Center report looked at population… Notable
Endangered Elements nbsp; Voices Endangered Elements  
A Path Forward for International Climate Talks nbsp; Voices A Path Forward for International Climate Talks  
Here Comes the Megacity   Here Comes the Megacity Earlier this week, in the second installment of our Envision 2050 series, in which experts from around the world describe their ideal for… Notable
Envision 2050: The Future of Cities nbsp; Feature Envision 2050: The Future of Cities  
Banned in Europe, Safe in the U.S. nbsp; Feature Banned in Europe, Safe in the U.S.  
The Value of Vultures nbsp; Voices The Value of Vultures  
The Front Line of Climate Change   The Front Line of Climate Change The impacts of climate change to America’s coasts have been well documented, but what about challenges already unfolding in remote inland… Notable
Resonate!   Resonate! The winners of the inaugural Resonate Awards were announced today at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif… Notable
Climate Solutions in Action   Climate Solutions in Action Earlier this week in an op-ed for this magazine, Cara Pike, founder and director of the Social Capital Project, welcomed the shift in the… Notable
This Website Will Make Your Head Spin   This Website Will Make Your Head Spin How many hectares of forest have been destroyed worldwide this year? How many bicycles have been built? How many days until the world runs… Notable
What’s the Future of Conservation?   What’s the Future of Conservation? Conservation has been at a crossroads for awhile now, with new approaches being tried that sometime clash with established ones. Writer… Notable
Fight Against Blight nbsp; Feature Fight Against Blight  
Pay Now or Pay More Later nbsp; Voices Pay Now or Pay More Later  
We Walk the Line nbsp; Photo We Walk the Line  
EO 13653 for Dummies   EO 13653 for Dummies As part of a recent panel of environmental journalists convened at the Wilson Center, Coral Davenport of The New York Times said that… Notable
The Complex World of Big Land Deals nbsp; Feature The Complex World of Big Land Deals  
Jonathon Porritt: The World We Made nbsp; Interview Jonathon Porritt: The World We Made  
The Elephant in the Wildlife Trade Conversation nbsp; Voices The Elephant in the Wildlife Trade Conversation  
What Does a Sustainable Future Actually Look Like? nbsp; Voices What Does a Sustainable Future Actually Look Like?  
The Periphery Isn’t Peripheral nbsp; Voices The Periphery Isn’t Peripheral  
A Wild Ride   A Wild Ride When we launched Ensia magazine online and in print a year ago this week, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. Would there be an interest… Update
Colorado’s Changing Climate   Colorado’s Changing Climate How are communities across the United States responding to our changing climate? Climate Central recently launched a new series — the Front… Notable
Protecting Earth’s Hidden Corners nbsp; Photo Protecting Earth’s Hidden Corners  
Goodbye GDP   Goodbye GDP In a provocative commentary just published in Nature, Robert Costanza, public policy professor at the Australian National University in… Notable
Forget Development Goals. Focus on Community Empowerment. nbsp; Voices Forget Development Goals. Focus on Community Empowerment.  
Seven Wonders of a Hopeful World nbsp; Feature Seven Wonders of a Hopeful World  
Tenzin Priyadarshi: What would it take to find hope? nbsp; Interview Tenzin Priyadarshi: What would it take to find hope?  
The Top 10 Stories of 2013 nbsp; Article The Top 10 Stories of 2013  
You’ve Got Mail   You’ve Got Mail As we near the end of Ensia’s first year, we hope you have found the solutions-focused stories, op-eds, infographics, videos and photo… Update
Weekend Links   Weekend Links A study by the Science for Environment Policy arm of the European Commission finds that recycling is a good way to reduce reliance on new… Notable
Our Beautiful, Fragile World nbsp; Photo Our Beautiful, Fragile World  
Scandinavian-Style Sustainability nbsp; Feature Scandinavian-Style Sustainability  
Turning Risk Into Opportunity   Turning Risk Into Opportunity Resource scarcity and pressure are complex issues, traversing borders and cultures. One country’s deforestation leads to booming economies… Notable
Climate Talk Surprise nbsp; Article Climate Talk Surprise  
The Real Lesson From Typhoon Haiyan nbsp; Voices The Real Lesson From Typhoon Haiyan  
Delhi’s Waste Entrepreneurs nbsp; Photo Delhi’s Waste Entrepreneurs  
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