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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Our mission is to share stories and spark conversations that motivate, empower and inspire people to create a more sustainable future.

How good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway? nbsp; FeatureHow good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway?  
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
Bryan Christy: Bringing wildlife crime to a global audience nbsp; InterviewBryan Christy: Bringing wildlife crime to a global audience  
The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies nbsp; VoicesThe hidden risk of negative emissions technologies  
Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield? nbsp; FeatureUrban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?  
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
Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife nbsp; FeatureSearching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife  
46 million tons of trash — or treasure?  46 million tons of trash — or treasure? When we think of e-waste, we tend to think of phones, computers, printers and the like. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg… Notable
Goldman Prize winners fight and inspire nbsp; PhotoGoldman Prize winners fight and inspire  
Nikhil Seth: A new vision for sustainable development nbsp; InterviewNikhil Seth: A new vision for sustainable development  
Better photosynthesis for a better world?  Better photosynthesis for a better world? There’s no question that plants are better than most other life forms at converting carbon dioxide and sunlight into the sugars that form… Notable
We’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it nbsp; VoicesWe’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it  
Can saltwater quench our growing thirst? nbsp; FeatureCan saltwater quench our growing thirst?  
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
Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests? nbsp; FeatureCould traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?  
Shellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification nbsp; VoicesShellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification  
Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy nbsp; FeatureLook what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy  
How do those plants do that?  How do those plants do that? It will come as no surprise to Ensia readers that nature has a lot of answers we could use to solve our most dire problems related to the… Notable
Chef Rob Ruiz is on a mission to make seafood more sustainable nbsp; InterviewChef Rob Ruiz is on a mission to make seafood more sustainable  
How does climate stack up against other worst-case scenarios? nbsp; VoicesHow does climate stack up against other worst-case scenarios?  
The biggest source of plastic trash you’ve never heard of nbsp; FeatureThe biggest source of plastic trash you’ve never heard of  
A thirst for solutions nbsp; PhotoA thirst for solutions  
How one California farmer is battling the worst drought in 1,200 years nbsp; FeatureHow one California farmer is battling the worst drought in 1,200 years  
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
Only capitalism can save the planet nbsp; VoicesOnly capitalism can save the planet  
Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry nbsp; PhotoExploring America’s hidden recycling industry  
Welcome to the wild world of rhino conservation nbsp; FeatureWelcome to the wild world of rhino conservation  
Beyond Keystone XL: How to win the war on climate change nbsp; VoicesBeyond Keystone XL: How to win the war on climate change  
Water woes — and winners  Water woes — and winners Businesses can barely use the word “water” today without also adding “risk,” “crisis,”… Notable
The environment goes to Washington nbsp; VideoThe environment goes to Washington  
Environmental activism needs “good cops” and “bad cops” nbsp; VoicesEnvironmental activism needs “good cops” and “bad cops”  
Will natural gas dim solar’s shine? nbsp; FeatureWill natural gas dim solar’s shine?  
This small Central American country is a renewable energy powerhouse nbsp; VideoThis small Central American country is a renewable energy powerhouse  
Everything you always wanted to know about the UN climate talks but were afraid to ask nbsp; FeatureEverything you always wanted to know about the UN climate talks but were afraid to ask  
Why geoengineering can be only part of the climate solution nbsp; VoicesWhy geoengineering can be only part of the climate solution  
“Linking” semi trucks can result in huge fuel savings  “Linking” semi trucks can result in huge fuel savings Over the past year one of the hottest tech trends has been the race to develop autonomous — or driverless — cars. The journal Nature even… Notable
How to steer clear of the looming climate shock nbsp; VoicesHow to steer clear of the looming climate shock  
How climate adaptation experts help companies prepare for disaster nbsp; FeatureHow climate adaptation experts help companies prepare for disaster  
Seasteading could be the answer to sustainably feeding 9 billion people nbsp; VoicesSeasteading could be the answer to sustainably feeding 9 billion people  
What works for worms  What works for worms Looking for inspiration for your innovation? The AskNature collection of National Geographic’s Great Nature Project could be a good… Notable
Grounded: Why soil matters to the health of the planet and us nbsp; InfographicGrounded: Why soil matters to the health of the planet and us  
What are we doing to our children’s brains? nbsp; FeatureWhat are we doing to our children’s brains?  
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
A clash of lives and livelihoods: small mines and water quality in India nbsp; VideoA clash of lives and livelihoods: small mines and water quality in India  
Conservation is complicated, and all approaches need to be on the table nbsp; VoicesConservation is complicated, and all approaches need to be on the table  
Can grains of the past help us weather storms of the future? nbsp; ArticleCan grains of the past help us weather storms of the future?  
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; ArticleIs pH a red herring when it comes to ocean acidification?  
M. Sanjayan: Nature and humans, together again nbsp; InterviewM. 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
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