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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.

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  
What’s a Toilet Worth? nbsp; Infographic What’s a Toilet Worth?  
Think Like an Octopus   Think Like an Octopus Preparing to deal with climate change? Take a lesson from the octopus and other organisms, suggests University of Arizona ecologist and… Notable
Palm Oil Is Everywhere. Here’s What to Do About It. nbsp; Voices Palm Oil Is Everywhere. Here’s What to Do About It.  
2030   2030 What will the world be like in 2030? Your guess is as good as ours — but the National Intelligence Council’s is probably even better… Notable
Johan Rockström: Protecting the Earth’s systems from catastrophic failure nbsp; Interview Johan Rockström: Protecting the Earth’s systems from catastrophic failure  
Breaking the Cycle of Climate Inaction nbsp; Voices Breaking the Cycle of Climate Inaction  
Jonathan Patz: Meeting the Health-related Millennium Development Goals nbsp; Interview Jonathan Patz: Meeting the Health-related Millennium Development Goals  
Skyscraper Waves   Skyscraper Waves For the first time ever, oceanographers have recorded an enormous wave breaking three miles below the ocean’s surface in the South… Notable
China Is a Model for Going Green (Despite What You Read) nbsp; Voices China Is a Model for Going Green (Despite What You Read)  
The Global Population in 2100 nbsp; Infographic The Global Population in 2100  
Tomorrow’s Storytellers   Tomorrow’s Storytellers Do you have a solutions-focused environmental story you’d like to share with Ensia’s global community? The new Ensia Mentor… Update
A New World Map nbsp; Photo A New World Map  
The Race to Save Rhinos nbsp; Feature The Race to Save Rhinos  
Double Duty Development   Double Duty Development In the coastal village of Topa, in tropical northern Mozambique, it was once customary for men to cast their nets for fish while women… Notable
Black Carbon: Golden Opportunity? nbsp; Feature Black Carbon: Golden Opportunity?  
Nasty No More nbsp; Article Nasty No More  
A Song of Our Warming Planet nbsp; Video A Song of Our Warming Planet  
The World in 2030   The World in 2030 “Imagine it is 2030, and we now live in a world in which the transition to a just and sustainable post-carbon society has occurred. There… Notable
Something Wicked Is Already Here nbsp; Voices Something Wicked Is Already Here  
Can One Health Save the World? nbsp; Feature Can One Health Save the World?  
Return of the Super Bugs nbsp; Infographic Return of the Super Bugs  
New to Science   New to Science Biodiversity seems to be having a tough go of it lately. Many scientists believe we’re in or entering a sixth mass extinction, and given… Notable
A Measure of Well-Being nbsp; Article A Measure of Well-Being  
Forces of Nature nbsp; Photo Forces of Nature  
Picked to Click   Picked to Click Communication Arts recently named Ensia the WEBPICK OF THE WEEK and commented, “With its clean, modern and responsive design the site… Update
Bots, Bacteria and Carbon nbsp; Video Bots, Bacteria and Carbon  
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