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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  
How useful really are mobile apps for farmers? nbsp; Article How useful really are mobile apps for farmers?  
How climate change is altering air travel nbsp; Feature How climate change is altering air travel  
The biggest problem with e-waste? What we don’t know.   The biggest problem with e-waste? What we don’t know. Notable
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  
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  
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  
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.  
With storms intensifying and oceans on the rise, Boston weighs strategies for staying dry nbsp; Feature With storms intensifying and oceans on the rise, Boston weighs strategies for staying dry  
Can battery technology keep up with solar energy’s bright future? nbsp; Infographic Can battery technology keep up with solar energy’s bright future?  
Will America’s trillion-dollar investment in new infrastructure withstand tomorrow’s disasters? nbsp; Feature Will America’s trillion-dollar investment in new infrastructure withstand tomorrow’s disasters?  
Making it easier and safer for informants to turn in wildlife criminals nbsp; Feature Making it easier and safer for informants to turn in wildlife criminals  
Three ways nanomaterials could help combat climate change and prevent pollution nbsp; Article Three ways nanomaterials could help combat climate change and prevent pollution  
OPINION: When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice nbsp; Voices OPINION: When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice  
To avoid climate catastrophe, we’ll need to remove CO2 from the air. Here’s how. nbsp; Feature To avoid climate catastrophe, we’ll need to remove CO2 from the air. Here’s how.  
Don’t like how your government tracks air pollution? Do it yourself. nbsp; Feature Don’t like how your government tracks air pollution? Do it yourself.  
Scientists scramble to understand the invisible creatures around us before it’s too late nbsp; Feature Scientists scramble to understand the invisible creatures around us before it’s too late  
How grizzlies, monarchs and even fish can benefit from U.S. highways nbsp; Feature How grizzlies, monarchs and even fish can benefit from U.S. highways  
OPINION: Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution nbsp; Voices OPINION: Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution  
What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy nbsp; Feature What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy  
Look who’s helping your clothes make the transition to a warmer world nbsp; Feature Look who’s helping your clothes make the transition to a warmer world  
How listening to the ocean can help reveal environmental damage nbsp; Article How listening to the ocean can help reveal environmental damage  
New website showcases seeds of a brighter future   New website showcases seeds of a brighter future Notable
OPINION: Technology got us into this climate mess, and it can help get us out — if we let it nbsp; Voices OPINION: Technology got us into this climate mess, and it can help get us out — if we let it  
How to make hydropower more environmentally friendly nbsp; Feature How to make hydropower more environmentally friendly  
When it comes to the future of urban transportation, self-driving cars are just the start   When it comes to the future of urban transportation, self-driving cars are just the start Notable
Want to improve wind and solar power? Bring them together. nbsp; Article Want to improve wind and solar power? Bring them together.  
Cleaner, healthier cookstoves may — at long last — be catching on nbsp; Feature Cleaner, healthier cookstoves may — at long last — be catching on  
As flooding intensifies, coastal megacities turn to social media to stay afloat nbsp; Video As flooding intensifies, coastal megacities turn to social media to stay afloat  
Three ways artificial intelligence is helping to save the world nbsp; Feature Three ways artificial intelligence is helping to save the world  
How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint? nbsp; Article How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?  
From air conditioning to urban planning, defaults and standards create dysfunction by design nbsp; Feature From air conditioning to urban planning, defaults and standards create dysfunction by design  
How technology is making it easier to track fish from hook to fork nbsp; Article How technology is making it easier to track fish from hook to fork  
OPINION: If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data nbsp; Voices OPINION: If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data  
These companies are figuring out how to reduce the toxics in electronics nbsp; Feature These companies are figuring out how to reduce the toxics in electronics  
What Kenya’s biggest slum can teach us about saving cities from floods nbsp; Feature What Kenya’s biggest slum can teach us about saving cities from floods  
OPINION: How can we create a less toxic world? nbsp; Voices OPINION: How can we create a less toxic world?  
Are energy-saving settings bad for the environment? nbsp; Feature Are energy-saving settings bad for the environment?  
The environmental cost of moving all our stuff is huge. How can we shrink it? nbsp; Feature The environmental cost of moving all our stuff is huge. How can we shrink it?  
What does technology do to our relationship with the environment? nbsp; Feature What does technology do to our relationship with the environment?  
In the race to save species, genetic engineering is coming to nature nbsp; Feature In the race to save species, genetic engineering is coming to nature  
How to grow more food with less water nbsp; Feature How to grow more food with less water  
Is our ability to predict floods drying up?   Is our ability to predict floods drying up? Notable
The search for sustainable plastics nbsp; Feature The search for sustainable plastics  
What the “cold economy” means for a warming world nbsp; Article What the “cold economy” means for a warming world  
We’ll cross that bridge when we … nevermind   We’ll cross that bridge when we … nevermind Notable
Crop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them? nbsp; Feature Crop gene banks are preserving the future of agriculture. But who’s preserving them?  
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