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

What smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility nbsp; Voices What smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility  
Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon? nbsp; Voices Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon?  
Are energy-saving settings bad for the environment? nbsp; Feature Are energy-saving settings bad for the environment?  
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
When it comes to addressing climate change, skepticism is easy — but optimism is warranted nbsp; Voices When it comes to addressing climate change, skepticism is easy — but optimism is warranted  
The environmental cost of moving all our stuff is huge. How can we shrink it? nbsp; Feature The environmental cost of moving all our stuff is huge. How can we shrink it?  
Stunning photos bring environmental change into view at the Paris negotiations nbsp; Photo Stunning photos bring environmental change into view at the Paris negotiations  
Latinos care about the environment. So why aren’t green groups engaging them more? nbsp; Article Latinos care about the environment. So why aren’t green groups engaging them more?  
Two futurists tell us what we need to be thinking about today to shape a healthy tomorrow nbsp; Voices Two futurists tell us what we need to be thinking about today to shape a healthy tomorrow  
12 strategies for moving from water scarcity to abundance nbsp; Voices 12 strategies for moving from water scarcity to abundance  
Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health nbsp; Feature Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health  
Three Ensia features make list of notable science stories   Three Ensia features make list of notable science stories Congratulations to environmental journalists Elizabeth Grossman, Phil McKenna and Edward Struzik… Update
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  
Who’s keeping organic food honest? nbsp; Voices Who’s keeping organic food honest?  
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
How climate risk is like a flaming truck barreling toward us, and why it’s time to hit the brakes nbsp; Voices How climate risk is like a flaming truck barreling toward us, and why it’s time to hit the brakes  
What does technology do to our relationship with the environment? nbsp; Feature What does technology do to our relationship with the environment?  
New study assesses the global volume and distribution of “modern” groundwater   New study assesses the global volume and distribution of “modern” groundwater Groundwater has long been an important resource for irrigation, drinking water, energy production… Notable
Ensia recognized for publication excellence   Ensia recognized for publication excellence Ensia received four Gold awards, a Silver and a Bronze at last night’s Minnesota Magazine… Update
These maps show changes in global meat consumption by 2024. Here’s why that matters. nbsp; Article These maps show changes in global meat consumption by 2024. Here’s why that matters.  
How institutional investors can alleviate climate change while boosting the global economy nbsp; Voices How institutional investors can alleviate climate change while boosting the global economy  
Pavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs nbsp; Interview Pavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs  
What really drives water vulnerability   What really drives water vulnerability Whether people have the water they need depends on how much water there is and how much demand… Notable
Can software save salt marshes? nbsp; Article Can software save salt marshes?  
Martín von Hildebrand: An audacious plan for the Amazon nbsp; Interview Martín von Hildebrand: An audacious plan for the Amazon  
If everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)? nbsp; Feature If everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)?  
How we can vanquish pollution within our lifetimes nbsp; Voices How we can vanquish pollution within our lifetimes  
Coallercoaster: As U.S. coal production drops, international demand rises   Coallercoaster: As U.S. coal production drops, international demand rises According to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the number of new and… Notable
The number one thing each of us can do to protect biodiversity nbsp; Voices The number one thing each of us can do to protect biodiversity  
9 images of climate impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest nbsp; Photo 9 images of climate impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest  
Does a place still have value if it is of no use to humans? nbsp; Voices Does a place still have value if it is of no use to humans?  
New study finds 20 percent of natural habitats at risk from future development   New study finds 20 percent of natural habitats at risk from future development Human population is expected to soar to between 9 and 10 billion by 2050, with a growing number of… Notable
Can nations reach a strong agreement at COP 21? nbsp; Feature Can nations reach a strong agreement at COP 21?  
The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation nbsp; Voices The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation  
Chile establishes the largest marine protected area in the Americas   Chile establishes the largest marine protected area in the Americas Earlier today Chilean president Michelle Bachelet announced the formation of Nazca-Desventuradas… Notable
When planting trees does more harm than good   When planting trees does more harm than good Note to anyone who thinks planting trees is the bees’ knees: Grasslands are important, too. Notable
What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist. nbsp; Voices What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist.  
When conservation means killing nbsp; Article When conservation means killing  
92-year-old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action nbsp; Video 92-year-old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action  
Solar power is booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most? nbsp; Article Solar power is booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most?  
Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use? nbsp; Feature Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?  
Help keep water free of pharmaceuticals   Help keep water free of pharmaceuticals Recently journalist Elizabeth Grossman wrote about a troubling trend of pharmaceuticals being found… Notable
Want a more sustainable world? Let women lead the way. nbsp; Voices Want a more sustainable world? Let women lead the way.  
Could these two environmental challenges be the answer to each other? nbsp; Article Could these two environmental challenges be the answer to each other?  
New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana   New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana The combination of legal and illegal logging in southwest Ghana’s tropical forests is having a… Notable
One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products nbsp; Feature One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products  
How big should urban green spaces be?   How big should urban green spaces be? With cities poised to add 2.5 billion more people by 2050, now is a perfect time to get strategic… Notable
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