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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  
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
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