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Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Powered by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, we connect people with ideas, information and inspiration they can use to change the world.

Reaching a Broader Audience   Reaching a Broader Audience Speaking at the 2014 Science Online Together conference today, Mónica Feliú-Mójer, manager of outreach programs in the department of… Notable
The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar nbsp; Photo The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar  
Where in the World?   Where in the World? Some 126,000 described species rely on freshwater habitats, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. How can we… Notable
GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking nbsp; Voices GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking  
Can Today’s Technology Save Us? nbsp; Feature Can Today’s Technology Save Us?  
From Grid Waste to Good Taste nbsp; Article From Grid Waste to Good Taste  
Growing Up   Growing Up If you’re in the market for a new place with a natural setting surrounded by lush vegetation and trees, you’re probably not looking at… Notable
Responsible Recycling   Responsible Recycling More than 1.8 billion phones were sold around the world in 2013, according to the research firm Gartner — a 3.4 percent increase over the… Notable
What Does a Sustainable Future Actually Look Like? nbsp; Voices What Does a Sustainable Future Actually Look Like?  
Go With the Flow nbsp; Photo Go With the Flow  
We (Heart) Innovation   We (Heart) Innovation Do you like generating novel ideas? You can have fun thinking them up and put them to good use, too, as a participant in a Challenge Driven… Notable
Are We on the Path to Peak Water? nbsp; Infographic Are We on the Path to Peak Water?  
On the Move   On the Move A stunning new collection of maps published this week in the journal Nature shows how fast and in which direction temperatures on land and… Notable
The Periphery Isn’t Peripheral nbsp; Voices The Periphery Isn’t Peripheral  
Why You Shouldn’t Hope for an Early Spring nbsp; Feature Why You Shouldn’t Hope for an Early Spring  
Rays of Hope   Rays of Hope It’s hard to imagine a place where solar power makes more sense than in communities in sun-drenched countries that are not yet connected to… Notable
Consider the Cane Toad nbsp; Voices Consider the Cane Toad  
A Wild Ride   A Wild Ride When we launched Ensia magazine online and in print a year ago this week, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. Would there be an interest… Update
Can Mock Hunts Save Lions’ Lives? nbsp; Feature Can Mock Hunts Save Lions’ Lives?  
Top Sustainable Companies   Top Sustainable Companies What do companies Novo Nordisk, Adidas, Outotec and Statoil all have in common? They’re in the top 10 on Corporate Knights’ 2014 Global 100… Notable
Colorado’s Changing Climate   Colorado’s Changing Climate How are communities across the United States responding to our changing climate? Climate Central recently launched a new series — the Front… Notable
Plastic Bank   Plastic Bank Too much plastic trash. Not enough resources to get out of poverty. Social entrepreneur David Katz looked at these two trends together and… Notable
In a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat? nbsp; Voices In a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat?  
Big Dam Turnaround nbsp; Feature Big Dam Turnaround  
Protecting Earth’s Hidden Corners nbsp; Photo Protecting Earth’s Hidden Corners  
Conservation Crystal Ball   Conservation Crystal Ball When it comes to conservation, what you don’t know really can hurt you. That’s why a group of more than a dozen horizon scanners… Notable
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Food Waste? nbsp; Feature How Do You Solve a Problem Like Food Waste?  
Would You Invite an Environmentalist to Your Party? nbsp; Voices Would You Invite an Environmentalist to Your Party?  
Goodbye GDP   Goodbye GDP In a provocative commentary just published in Nature, Robert Costanza, public policy professor at the Australian National University in… Notable
How to Be Interdisciplinary   How to Be Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary collaboration is like a colonoscopy – though important and instructive, it can also be a real pain in the behind. Notable
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