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

 

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  
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?  
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