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What happens when U.S. insurers stop covering prescribed burns? nbsp; Feature What happens when U.S. insurers stop covering prescribed burns?  
The hidden power of nature in cities   The hidden power of nature in cities Notable
How to keep climate change from breaking your budget   How to keep climate change from breaking your budget Notable
Planting trees? Start here.   Planting trees? Start here. Notable
Opinion: Why understanding limits is the key to humanity’s future nbsp; Voices Opinion: Why understanding limits is the key to humanity’s future  
In northern Minnesota, wild rice is being threatened by climate change and increased rainfall nbsp; Feature In northern Minnesota, wild rice is being threatened by climate change and increased rainfall  
Inundation and Injustice: Flooding presents a formidable threat to the Great Lakes region nbsp; Feature Inundation and Injustice: Flooding presents a formidable threat to the Great Lakes region  
Milwaukee residents fear more flooding due to planned highway expansion nbsp; Feature Milwaukee residents fear more flooding due to planned highway expansion  
Inundación E Injusticia: Las Inundaciones Representan Una Tremenda Amenaza Para La Región De Los Grandes Lagos nbsp; Feature Inundación E Injusticia: Las Inundaciones Representan Una Tremenda Amenaza Para La Región De Los Grandes Lagos  
On Chicago’s South Side, neighbors fight to keep Lake Michigan at bay nbsp; Feature On Chicago’s South Side, neighbors fight to keep Lake Michigan at bay  
Climate costs imperil unique, diverse Detroit neighborhood nbsp; Feature Climate costs imperil unique, diverse Detroit neighborhood  
A community-led approach to stopping flooding expands nbsp; Feature A community-led approach to stopping flooding expands  
Opinion: Climate-friendly food systems start with different values, not technologies nbsp; Voices Opinion: Climate-friendly food systems start with different values, not technologies  
Opinion: Evolving toward community-led conservation nbsp; Voices Opinion: Evolving toward community-led conservation  
Use of antimicrobial drugs in food animals is accelerating. Here are suggestions for correcting that trend.   Use of antimicrobial drugs in food animals is accelerating. Here are suggestions for correcting that trend. Notable
Global pesticide use is on the rise   Global pesticide use is on the rise Notable
Wildfire smoke can harm human health, even when the fire is hundreds of miles away nbsp; Interview Wildfire smoke can harm human health, even when the fire is hundreds of miles away  
Resource-rich countries find it pays to pay landholders to protect their land nbsp; Feature Resource-rich countries find it pays to pay landholders to protect their land  
Thinking about a heat pump? Here are a few things to consider. nbsp; Feature Thinking about a heat pump? Here are a few things to consider.  
A solar solution to the West’s changing climate? nbsp; Feature A solar solution to the West’s changing climate?  
The surprising role of land use in alleviating the climate crisis   The surprising role of land use in alleviating the climate crisis Notable
How do carbon dioxide removal strategies compare?   How do carbon dioxide removal strategies compare? Notable
Reconnecting environment and health nbsp; Feature Reconnecting environment and health  
Top conservation issues to watch out for in 2023 nbsp; Article Top conservation issues to watch out for in 2023  
Should companies with animal mascots pay for species conservation? nbsp; Feature Should companies with animal mascots pay for species conservation?  
Wanted: healthier healthcare products   Wanted: healthier healthcare products Notable
Lakes are more sensitive to salt than we thought nbsp; Article Lakes are more sensitive to salt than we thought  
What does forest restoration in the U.S. Southwest look like in the age of climate change? nbsp; Feature What does forest restoration in the U.S. Southwest look like in the age of climate change?  
How could positive “tipping points” accelerate climate action? nbsp; Feature How could positive “tipping points” accelerate climate action?  
This campus takes “learning environment” literally nbsp; Article This campus takes “learning environment” literally  
Are China’s pledges to green its Belt and Road Initiative the real deal? nbsp; Feature Are China’s pledges to green its Belt and Road Initiative the real deal?  
Language barriers in conservation research could be hurting biodiversity efforts. What can be done about it? nbsp; Feature Language barriers in conservation research could be hurting biodiversity efforts. What can be done about it?  
15 big issues poised to impact oceans and coasts nbsp; Article 15 big issues poised to impact oceans and coasts  
Can traditional knowledge keep California from going up in flames? nbsp; Feature Can traditional knowledge keep California from going up in flames?  
To minimize harm from floods and droughts, we need to understand what water wants nbsp; Voices To minimize harm from floods and droughts, we need to understand what water wants  
Across the globe, those harmed by climate change are turning to courts nbsp; Feature Across the globe, those harmed by climate change are turning to courts  
Can the EPA Get Environmental Justice Right? nbsp; Feature Can the EPA Get Environmental Justice Right?  
Opinion: This pillar of the rainforest needs support nbsp; Voices Opinion: This pillar of the rainforest needs support  
When it comes to sustainable packaging, there’s no “one size fits all” option nbsp; Feature When it comes to sustainable packaging, there’s no “one size fits all” option  
Opinion: The big science problem that nobody talks about nbsp; Voices Opinion: The big science problem that nobody talks about  
Opinion: The next eight years will make all of the difference nbsp; Voices Opinion: The next eight years will make all of the difference  
Nine things we can do now to protect the environment and reduce the risk of another pandemic nbsp; Feature Nine things we can do now to protect the environment and reduce the risk of another pandemic  
Climate-friendlier cattle ranching in Brazil   Climate-friendlier cattle ranching in Brazil Notable
Opinion: We need Nature-POSITIVE Solutions to address the climate crisis nbsp; Voices Opinion: We need Nature-POSITIVE Solutions to address the climate crisis  
5 ways climate change will affect animals and plants nbsp; Article 5 ways climate change will affect animals and plants  
Opinion: When it comes to food production, “Does it scale?” is often the wrong question nbsp; Voices Opinion: When it comes to food production, “Does it scale?” is often the wrong question  
Clawing our way to environmentally friendly packaging   Clawing our way to environmentally friendly packaging Notable
Who’s willing to change for climate change?   Who’s willing to change for climate change? Notable
Radioactive contamination is creeping into drinking water around the U.S. nbsp; Feature Radioactive contamination is creeping into drinking water around the U.S.  
Can archaeology help us navigate climate change?   Can archaeology help us navigate climate change? Notable
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