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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.

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 Earth,” an intriguing  interactive… 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 the general public to understand than the… 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  
Shining light on environmental injustice   Shining light on environmental injustice In some places “fighting for the environment” means writing letters to elected officials or marching in protest against a polluter. In… Notable
How does climate stack up against other worst-case scenarios? nbsp; Voices How does climate stack up against other worst-case scenarios?  
Air pollution impacts brain development before birth   Air pollution impacts brain development before birth A study published today in JAMA Psychology outlines the negative impacts of prenatal exposure to air pollutants on childhood brain… Notable
Beyond Keystone XL: How to win the war on climate change nbsp; Voices Beyond Keystone XL: How to win the war on climate change  
Everything you always wanted to know about the UN climate talks but were afraid to ask nbsp; Feature Everything you always wanted to know about the UN climate talks but were afraid to ask  
How to steer clear of the looming climate shock nbsp; Voices How to steer clear of the looming climate shock  
What are we doing to our children’s brains? nbsp; Feature What are we doing to our children’s brains?  
M. Sanjayan: Nature and humans, together again nbsp; Interview M. Sanjayan: Nature and humans, together again  
Peak (almost) everything   Peak (almost) everything The concept of resource use peaking and then declining first gained ground in the 1950s when M. King Hubbert projected the arrival of peak… Notable
“We continue to be stunned at how rapidly the ocean is warming.” nbsp; Article “We continue to be stunned at how rapidly the ocean is warming.”  
Aviation is the key to reducing climate emissions nbsp; Voices Aviation is the key to reducing climate emissions  
Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret nbsp; Feature Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret  
New survey highlights global sustainability opportunities   New survey highlights global sustainability opportunities A recent survey of over 6,000 public and private sector leaders in 21 countries reveals strong confidence in sustainable growth… Notable
Antarctica is changing rapidly. Meet the researchers working at the edge of the world. nbsp; Video Antarctica is changing rapidly. Meet the researchers working at the edge of the world.  
The Southwest’s most important number nbsp; Feature The Southwest’s most important number  
The leading cause of death in developing countries might surprise you nbsp; Voices The leading cause of death in developing countries might surprise you  
What’s the most important measure of success?   What’s the most important measure of success? As 2014 comes to a close and we prepare to celebrate Ensia’s second anniversary this coming February, I wanted to take a moment to reflect… Update
We must hear — and heed — the nightingale’s warning nbsp; Voices We must hear — and heed — the nightingale’s warning  
Our top 10 stories of 2014 nbsp; Article Our top 10 stories of 2014  
Here’s a better way to spend the UN’s $100B Green Climate Fund nbsp; Voices Here’s a better way to spend the UN’s $100B Green Climate Fund  
The end and beginning of the Arctic nbsp; Feature The end and beginning of the Arctic  
Palm oil: not the evil we think it is nbsp; Voices Palm oil: not the evil we think it is  
Can medicinal plants alleviate poverty and protect Nepal’s fragile environment? nbsp; Article Can medicinal plants alleviate poverty and protect Nepal’s fragile environment?  
Treating environmental crime like other crime   Treating environmental crime like other crime The illegal exportation of waste throughout the European Union, the trafficking of endangered species, and surface-water pollution were all… Notable
How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it? nbsp; Feature How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it?  
Divestiture is nothing but a distraction nbsp; Voices Divestiture is nothing but a distraction  
We only have one Earth, so we better start taking care of it. nbsp; Voices We only have one Earth, so we better start taking care of it.  
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
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