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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.

POLITICO takes a hard look at the future of energy  POLITICO takes a hard look at the future of energy In 2007, the investigative news site POLITICO launched and quickly became a go-to source for news… Notable
Envision 2050: The future of oceans nbsp; FeatureEnvision 2050: The future of oceans  
How to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps nbsp; InfographicHow to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps  
To everyone’s surprise, forests are returning to Malawi. Here’s why. nbsp; PhotoTo everyone’s surprise, forests are returning to Malawi. Here’s why.  
How a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland nbsp; VideoHow a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland  
Crop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them? nbsp; FeatureCrop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them?  
We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from? nbsp; FeatureWe’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… Notable
Putting the world’s challenges at the heart of business nbsp; VoicesPutting the world’s challenges at the heart of business  
The market incentives that are keeping trees standing in Brazil  The market incentives that are keeping trees standing in Brazil And now for some good news: It looks like some market-driven agreements around beef production in… Notable
We know what sustainable development should look like — now let’s do it nbsp; VoicesWe know what sustainable development should look like — now let’s do it  
Coydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my nbsp; ArticleCoydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my  
A win for farmers and the environment  A win for farmers and the environment Is it possible to reduce pesticide use without compromising crop yields? Yes — and then some… Notable
What climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic nbsp; VideoWhat climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic  
Want to change the future? Pay attention to the past. nbsp; VoicesWant to change the future? Pay attention to the past.  
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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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  
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