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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.

 

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  
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
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