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Can the Great Lakes continue to fend off an increasingly thirsty world? nbsp; Feature Can the Great Lakes continue to fend off an increasingly thirsty world?  
What are coastal nuclear power plants doing to address climate threats? nbsp; Feature What are coastal nuclear power plants doing to address climate threats?  
OPINION: Let’s follow New Zealand’s lead and make people and nature as important as GDP nbsp; Voices OPINION: Let’s follow New Zealand’s lead and make people and nature as important as GDP  
Has the Netherlands figured out how to mainstream seaweed? nbsp; Article Has the Netherlands figured out how to mainstream seaweed?  
The way we power our lives is undergoing a huge transition. How can we minimize the pain and maximize the gain?   The way we power our lives is undergoing a huge transition. How can we minimize the pain and maximize the gain? Whether it’s using plants to power muscles, ancient buried carbon to transport ourselves, or… Notable
OPINION: Now more than ever, scientists need to communicate better. Here’s how. nbsp; Voices OPINION: Now more than ever, scientists need to communicate better. Here’s how.  
As synthetic microfibers infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release? nbsp; Feature As synthetic microfibers infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release?  
This idea helped rescue a city of 3.8 million from a water crisis nbsp; Article This idea helped rescue a city of 3.8 million from a water crisis  
OPINION: Science denialism is dangerous. But so is science imperialism. nbsp; Voices OPINION: Science denialism is dangerous. But so is science imperialism.  
Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water nbsp; Feature Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water  
OPINION: If we want to solve complex social and environmental problems, we need to think in terms of systems nbsp; Voices OPINION: If we want to solve complex social and environmental problems, we need to think in terms of systems  
What if U.S. fuel economy standards went away? nbsp; Feature What if U.S. fuel economy standards went away?  
Our clothes are contaminating our planet with tiny plastic threads nbsp; Feature Our clothes are contaminating our planet with tiny plastic threads  
OPINION: What a giant snake can teach us about designing cities for the future nbsp; Voices OPINION: What a giant snake can teach us about designing cities for the future  
How a novel wireless technology is helping conserve wildlife, fight pollution, save farmers money and more nbsp; Feature How a novel wireless technology is helping conserve wildlife, fight pollution, save farmers money and more  
How land under solar panels can contribute to food security nbsp; Feature How land under solar panels can contribute to food security  
Protecting crops with predators instead of poisons nbsp; Feature Protecting crops with predators instead of poisons  
Suddenly, solar energy plus storage is giving conventional fuels a run for their money nbsp; Feature Suddenly, solar energy plus storage is giving conventional fuels a run for their money  
Paris is building the eco-community of the future right now. Here’s how. nbsp; Article Paris is building the eco-community of the future right now. Here’s how.  
OPINION: As we rebuild U.S. infrastructure, let’s consider how less might really be more nbsp; Voices OPINION: As we rebuild U.S. infrastructure, let’s consider how less might really be more  
U.S. environmental groups are largely white. Here’s what some are — and some aren’t — doing about it. nbsp; Feature U.S. environmental groups are largely white. Here’s what some are — and some aren’t — doing about it.  
OPINION: We need to talk about how logging in the southern U.S. is harming local residents nbsp; Voices OPINION: We need to talk about how logging in the southern U.S. is harming local residents  
How the growing “One Water” movement is not only helping the environment but also saving millions of dollars nbsp; Feature How the growing “One Water” movement is not only helping the environment but also saving millions of dollars  
The race is on to decarbonize the 50,000-plus ships that carry our stuff around the world nbsp; Feature The race is on to decarbonize the 50,000-plus ships that carry our stuff around the world  
Small strips of prairie hold big hope for helping cure a multitude of environmental ills   Small strips of prairie hold big hope for helping cure a multitude of environmental ills Tallgrass prairie, and the rich diversity of plants and animals it supports, covered 150 million… Notable
OPINION: It’s time to untame the mighty Mississippi River and stop wasting millions of dollars of sediment each year nbsp; Voices OPINION: It’s time to untame the mighty Mississippi River and stop wasting millions of dollars of sediment each year  
From Australia to El Salvador to Vietnam, the environment is finally getting its day in court nbsp; Feature From Australia to El Salvador to Vietnam, the environment is finally getting its day in court  
The electric vehicle boom is coming. What can we learn from early adopters? nbsp; Feature The electric vehicle boom is coming. What can we learn from early adopters?  
You know clean air is good for your health. It’s good for the economy, too. nbsp; Feature You know clean air is good for your health. It’s good for the economy, too.  
What will we do with all those solar panels when their useful life is over? nbsp; Feature What will we do with all those solar panels when their useful life is over?  
Plants are great at storing CO2. These scientists aim to make them even better. nbsp; Article Plants are great at storing CO2. These scientists aim to make them even better.  
Years of eavesdropping on insect sex talk is starting to pay off for grape growers nbsp; Article Years of eavesdropping on insect sex talk is starting to pay off for grape growers  
Could venomous snails be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic? nbsp; Feature Could venomous snails be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic?  
Watch: How an Indian professor is turning plastic trash into highways nbsp; Video Watch: How an Indian professor is turning plastic trash into highways  
In search of safe replacements for harmful chemicals used in cookware, carpets, clothing, cosmetics and more nbsp; Feature In search of safe replacements for harmful chemicals used in cookware, carpets, clothing, cosmetics and more  
OPINION: California offers valuable lessons for meeting freshwater needs in the face of climate change nbsp; Voices OPINION: California offers valuable lessons for meeting freshwater needs in the face of climate change  
A U.S. Farm Bill even a butterfly could love? nbsp; Article A U.S. Farm Bill even a butterfly could love?  
How useful really are mobile apps for farmers? nbsp; Article How useful really are mobile apps for farmers?  
New life for toxic land nbsp; Feature New life for toxic land  
Why TV meteorologists are talking about beer, chocolate, peaches and poison ivy nbsp; Feature Why TV meteorologists are talking about beer, chocolate, peaches and poison ivy  
Eroding coasts need protection — and new solutions are at hand nbsp; Feature Eroding coasts need protection — and new solutions are at hand  
This Kenyan farmer is modernizing — and maintaining a circular mindset nbsp; Article This Kenyan farmer is modernizing — and maintaining a circular mindset  
OPINION: It’s time to rethink our marine conservation priorities nbsp; Voices OPINION: It’s time to rethink our marine conservation priorities  
OPINION: The good, the bad and the way forward in the Amazon nbsp; Voices OPINION: The good, the bad and the way forward in the Amazon  
How climate change is altering air travel nbsp; Feature How climate change is altering air travel  
Food by local farmers. Distribution system by ants. nbsp; Article Food by local farmers. Distribution system by ants.  
OPINION: Here’s a way you probably haven’t thought of to reduce allergies and asthma nbsp; Voices OPINION: Here’s a way you probably haven’t thought of to reduce allergies and asthma  
The biggest problem with e-waste? What we don’t know.   The biggest problem with e-waste? What we don’t know. When your phone stops working or you trade up for a newer model, where does it go? Like any… Notable
The surprising way fumes from farms are harming our health nbsp; Feature The surprising way fumes from farms are harming our health  
OPINION: As climate changes, we need the arts more than ever nbsp; Voices OPINION: As climate changes, we need the arts more than ever  
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