Is there something you’ve always wondered about climate change, water pollution, biodiversity loss or other pressing environmental issues facing the world today? We can help!

Our goal is to provide you with information you want and need. What better way to do that than by basing our content on your questions?

Welcome to our Ensia Answers series, where we collect questions from readers like you and report on the ones that get the most votes from our audience. Here’s how it works:

Your questions could range from broad topics like, “How can I help combat climate change?” to “What does sustainability really mean?” — or focus on more specific ideas like, “What alternatives are there to palm oil?” and “What’s being done to clean up the oceans of plastic and other pollution?

If you don’t have a question, you can always vote on which questions you think we should answer next. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to vote on the current round of questions.

To get started, please submit your questions below. Please note questions may be edited for clarity and brevity before being submitted for online voting.

Thank you for being an important member of the Ensia community and helping us uncover the important environmental stories we should be telling.