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Scientists uncover surprising source of carbon storage hidden in plain sight   Scientists uncover surprising source of carbon storage hidden in plain sight Agroforestry — integrating trees into cropland or pastureland — is often discussed as a promising… Notable
Can upscale chocolate turn the tide on Haiti’s devastating deforestation? nbsp; Feature Can upscale chocolate turn the tide on Haiti’s devastating deforestation?  
If you think 8 elephants’ worth of stuff is too much, you’re right   If you think 8 elephants’ worth of stuff is too much, you’re right How much raw material does it take to support you? If you’re an average African, about 3 metric… Notable
Tackling cities’ hidden climate footprint   Tackling cities’ hidden climate footprint When it comes to climate change, a city’s significance stretches past its skyline. Notable
We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like. nbsp; Voices We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.  
5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption nbsp; Voices 5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption  
Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move nbsp; Video Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move  
Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide nbsp; Interview Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide  
To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there nbsp; Voices To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there  
Why development should focus on climate adaptation nbsp; Voices Why development should focus on climate adaptation  
What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development nbsp; Feature What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development  
Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target nbsp; Voices Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target  
Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem? nbsp; Feature Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?  
Five lessons for universities hoping to shape a more sustainable world   Five lessons for universities hoping to shape a more sustainable world Editor’s note: This piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is… Notable
Photographers capture Earth’s changing circumstances nbsp; Photo Photographers capture Earth’s changing circumstances  
Is it time to rethink recycling? nbsp; Feature Is it time to rethink recycling?  
How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future nbsp; Infographic How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future  
Climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen. nbsp; Voices Climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen.  
In 2016, here’s where we should look for new solutions to environmental challenges nbsp; Voices In 2016, here’s where we should look for new solutions to environmental challenges  
10 ways to build more sustainable cities   10 ways to build more sustainable cities As global population grows, urban population is growing even faster — with 2.5 billion more city… Notable
Stunning photos bring environmental change into view at the Paris negotiations nbsp; Photo Stunning photos bring environmental change into view at the Paris negotiations  
Heroic stories from the front lines of climate change nbsp; Video Heroic stories from the front lines of climate change  
With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff   With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff These two words might make you sleepy: stormwater management. But they should make you scared. Notable
For Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table nbsp; Voices For Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table  
New climate talk model suggests more strategy means more catastrophe   New climate talk model suggests more strategy means more catastrophe With the Paris climate negotiations just two weeks away, we’ll soon see if the world can agree on a… Notable
Pavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs nbsp; Interview Pavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs  
Can software save salt marshes? nbsp; Article Can software save salt marshes?  
9 images of climate impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest nbsp; Photo 9 images of climate impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest  
Can nations reach a strong agreement at COP 21? nbsp; Feature Can nations reach a strong agreement at COP 21?  
Could these two environmental challenges be the answer to each other? nbsp; Article Could these two environmental challenges be the answer to each other?  
When it comes to climate extremes, 1+1 equals more than 2   When it comes to climate extremes, 1+1 equals more than 2 Too often we humans consider things individually, as though anything in life happens in a vacuum… Notable
A long-overdue burial for the population vs. consumption question nbsp; Voices A long-overdue burial for the population vs. consumption question  
Sea-level rise and sinking land make deltas extremely vulnerable   Sea-level rise and sinking land make deltas extremely vulnerable In July 2014 we published a photo essay that highlighted the ecological and economic importance of… Notable
As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen nbsp; Feature As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen  
This remote region of India is becoming a model of climate resilience nbsp; Video This remote region of India is becoming a model of climate resilience  
Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change? nbsp; Feature Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?  
New documentary shines a light on solutions to global species loss nbsp; Video New documentary shines a light on solutions to global species loss  
Christiana Figueres: On the road to Paris nbsp; Interview Christiana Figueres: On the road to Paris  
Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste nbsp; Photo Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste  
Previous elephant killing spots offer clues to stem future deaths   Previous elephant killing spots offer clues to stem future deaths This morning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held an “ivory crush” event in Times Square in New… Notable
How to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps nbsp; Infographic How to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps  
We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from? nbsp; Feature We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from?  
How old will you be when the oil runs out?   How old will you be when the oil runs out? Think environmental change happens too slowly to matter to your lifetime? “Your Life on… Notable
We know what sustainable development should look like — now let’s do it nbsp; Voices We know what sustainable development should look like — now let’s do it  
What climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic nbsp; Video What climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic  
Bryan Christy: Bringing wildlife crime to a global audience nbsp; Interview Bryan Christy: Bringing wildlife crime to a global audience  
The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies nbsp; Voices The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies  
Say what you mean   Say what you mean There may be no more important documents being produced today for governments, policy makers and… Notable
Goldman Prize winners fight and inspire nbsp; Photo Goldman Prize winners fight and inspire  
Nikhil Seth: A new vision for sustainable development nbsp; Interview Nikhil Seth: A new vision for sustainable development  
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