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Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too? nbsp; Feature Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?  
How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint? nbsp; Article How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?  
Our drinking water systems are a disaster. What can we do? nbsp; Feature Our drinking water systems are a disaster. What can we do?  
Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem? nbsp; Feature Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?  
This new data set is poised to revolutionize climate adaptation nbsp; Feature This new data set is poised to revolutionize climate adaptation  
How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind? nbsp; Voices How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind?  
Infographic: Why even landlubbers need healthy oceans nbsp; Infographic Infographic: Why even landlubbers need healthy oceans  
When companies track their climate emissions nbsp; Feature When companies track their climate emissions  
We’ve changed a life-giving nutrient into a deadly pollutant. How can we change it back? nbsp; Feature We’ve changed a life-giving nutrient into a deadly pollutant. How can we change it back?  
Is biodiversity the best medicine?   Is biodiversity the best medicine? Forget laughter: Biodiversity could be the best medicine, at least when it comes to keeping plants… Notable
New documentary showcases the promise of solar energy nbsp; Video New documentary showcases the promise of solar energy  
To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower nbsp; Voices To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower  
Can low-income housing be energy efficient and affordable? nbsp; Feature Can low-income housing be energy efficient and affordable?  
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  
The farm that grows climate solutions nbsp; Feature The farm that grows climate solutions  
From air conditioning to urban planning, defaults and standards create dysfunction by design nbsp; Feature From air conditioning to urban planning, defaults and standards create dysfunction by design  
Why are retailers throwing out perfectly good milk by the truckloads? nbsp; Video Why are retailers throwing out perfectly good milk by the truckloads?  
7 promising signs we’re moving toward a more sustainable world nbsp; Voices 7 promising signs we’re moving toward a more sustainable world  
Is nuclear power our energy future — or a dinosaur in a death spiral? nbsp; Feature Is nuclear power our energy future — or a dinosaur in a death spiral?  
Even local warming perceptions are colored by ideology   Even local warming perceptions are colored by ideology Worsening wildfires endanger communities. Invasive insects imperil forests. In the American West… Notable
How technology is making it easier to track fish from hook to fork nbsp; Article How technology is making it easier to track fish from hook to fork  
We can save individual species — but can we save entire ecosystems? nbsp; Feature We can save individual species — but can we save entire ecosystems?  
Why women and youth are the key to feeding the world nbsp; Voices Why women and youth are the key to feeding the world  
Can mountains of animal bones boost food security in Ethiopia? nbsp; Article Can mountains of animal bones boost food security in Ethiopia?  
The newest strategy for saving bees is really, really old nbsp; Feature The newest strategy for saving bees is really, really old  
It’s time to restore the flow of our planet’s life-giving waters nbsp; Voices It’s time to restore the flow of our planet’s life-giving waters  
A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power nbsp; Feature A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power  
Is it time to rethink recycling? nbsp; Feature Is it time to rethink recycling?  
If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data nbsp; Voices If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data  
How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future nbsp; Infographic How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future  
What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean? nbsp; Feature What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?  
How CRISPR Works   How CRISPR Works Back in 2011, Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist and molecular biologist at the University of… Notable
CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature nbsp; Voices CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature  
The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy nbsp; Voices The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy  
Global deforestation is decreasing. Or is it? nbsp; Feature Global deforestation is decreasing. Or is it?  
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.  
New study finds recycled phosphorus could fertilize 100 percent of U.S. corn   New study finds recycled phosphorus could fertilize 100 percent of U.S. corn The world has a problem. A phosphorus problem. Notable
In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things nbsp; Voices In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things  
Why we still need to focus on environmental justice nbsp; Voices Why we still need to focus on environmental justice  
These companies are figuring out how to reduce the toxics in electronics nbsp; Feature These companies are figuring out how to reduce the toxics in electronics  
The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear. nbsp; Voices The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear.  
What Kenya’s biggest slum can teach us about saving cities from floods nbsp; Feature What Kenya’s biggest slum can teach us about saving cities from floods  
Can genetic engineering help quench crops’ thirst? nbsp; Feature Can genetic engineering help quench crops’ thirst?  
How can we create a less toxic world? nbsp; Voices How can we create a less toxic world?  
Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t   Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t Artificial intelligence, testosterone and ship tracking technology probably aren’t on many… Notable
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  
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