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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. Did you know it’s good for the economy, too? nbsp; Feature You know clean air is good for your health. Did you know 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  
Humans need to learn to co-exist with wildfires. Here’s how we can do it. nbsp; Feature Humans need to learn to co-exist with wildfires. Here’s how we can do it.  
Ozone pollution remains a problem around the world. But solutions exist. nbsp; Feature Ozone pollution remains a problem around the world. But solutions exist.  
Here come the megacities nbsp; Feature Here come the megacities  
From 3-D printed decoys to chemical traps, scientists explore strategies for culling invasive lionfish in the Caribbean nbsp; Video From 3-D printed decoys to chemical traps, scientists explore strategies for culling invasive lionfish in the Caribbean  
Disasters are destroying places we hold dear. What we do next will make all the difference. nbsp; Feature Disasters are destroying places we hold dear. What we do next will make all the difference.  
From identifying plant pests to picking fruit, AI is reinventing how farmers produce your food nbsp; Feature From identifying plant pests to picking fruit, AI is reinventing how farmers produce your food  
Watch: How the wood duck nearly disappeared — then bounced back despite the odds nbsp; Video Watch: How the wood duck nearly disappeared — then bounced back despite the odds  
Meet the plants and animals that help scientists keep an eye on the environment nbsp; Photo Meet the plants and animals that help scientists keep an eye on the environment  
Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on the Great Lakes? nbsp; Feature Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on the Great Lakes?  
Fighting deadly toxins in the developing world   Fighting deadly toxins in the developing world In the Global South, hundreds of millions of people are exposed to mycotoxins — deadly compounds… Notable
Publisher’s note: Looking back on a tumultuous 2017 and ahead to the new year   Publisher’s note: Looking back on a tumultuous 2017 and ahead to the new year As I look back on 2017, one thing is clear: Media and science are facing an attack unlike anything… Update
Seeking answers on climate change, scientists venture into the vaults of the past nbsp; Feature Seeking answers on climate change, scientists venture into the vaults of the past  
Why farmers are using glyphosate to kill their crops — and what it might mean for you nbsp; Feature Why farmers are using glyphosate to kill their crops — and what it might mean for you  
Our top 10 stories of 2017 nbsp; Article Our top 10 stories of 2017  
OPINION: Urban greening is good for the environment. Let’s ensure it’s good for local people, too. nbsp; Voices OPINION: Urban greening is good for the environment. Let’s ensure it’s good for local people, too.  
As emerging diseases spread from wildlife to humans, can we predict the next big pandemic? nbsp; Feature As emerging diseases spread from wildlife to humans, can we predict the next big pandemic?  
Disease from the deep freeze and 14 other emerging conservation issues to watch for in 2018   Disease from the deep freeze and 14 other emerging conservation issues to watch for in 2018 Each year more than a score of futurists, researchers and others from around the world put their… Notable
Watch: How a “Fixers Club” in Argentina is pushing back against our throwaway culture nbsp; Video Watch: How a “Fixers Club” in Argentina is pushing back against our throwaway culture  
These Montana ranchers are helping grizzlies, wolves and cattle coexist nbsp; Feature These Montana ranchers are helping grizzlies, wolves and cattle coexist  
OPINION: Managed well, feedlots can be the environmentally and ethically smart choice nbsp; Voices OPINION: Managed well, feedlots can be the environmentally and ethically smart choice  
Most Americans drink fluoridated water. Is that a good thing? nbsp; Feature Most Americans drink fluoridated water. Is that a good thing?  
OPINION: To solve climate change, we need to recognize our unity with all of nature nbsp; Voices OPINION: To solve climate change, we need to recognize our unity with all of nature  
Survey: Your favorite story of 2017   Survey: Your favorite story of 2017 We want to hear from you, our readers. Please take a moment to vote on which of the four stories… Update
As hundreds of golf courses close, nature gets a chance to make a comeback nbsp; Feature As hundreds of golf courses close, nature gets a chance to make a comeback  
We’re pouring millions of tons of salt on roads each winter. Here’s why that’s a problem. nbsp; Feature We’re pouring millions of tons of salt on roads each winter. Here’s why that’s a problem.  
Deep in the jungle, scientists explore the links between the Congo and climate change nbsp; Feature Deep in the jungle, scientists explore the links between the Congo and climate change  
OPINION: As communities rebuild after disaster, we must keep nature in mind nbsp; Voices OPINION: As communities rebuild after disaster, we must keep nature in mind  
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