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Published at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Ensia is a solutions-focused media outlet

reporting on our changing planet.

 

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?  
46 million tons of trash — or treasure?   46 million tons of trash — or treasure? Notable
Better photosynthesis for a better world?   Better photosynthesis for a better world? Notable
How do those plants do that?   How do those plants do that? Notable
The biggest source of plastic trash you’ve never heard of nbsp; Feature The biggest source of plastic trash you’ve never heard of  
OPINION: Why geoengineering can be only part of the climate solution nbsp; Voices OPINION: Why geoengineering can be only part of the climate solution  
“Linking” semi trucks can result in huge fuel savings   “Linking” semi trucks can result in huge fuel savings Notable
OPINION: Could seasteading help solve our global food and energy crisis? nbsp; Voices OPINION: Could seasteading help solve our global food and energy crisis?  
What works for worms   What works for worms Notable
Tracking pollution at a personal level   Tracking pollution at a personal level Notable
How semi trucks can save billions of gallons of fuel   How semi trucks can save billions of gallons of fuel Notable
Visualizing the stories data can tell nbsp; Feature Visualizing the stories data can tell  
Climate resilience (with oysters)   Climate resilience (with oysters) Notable
The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement nbsp; Article The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement  
Sustainia wants us to start acting today, not tomorrow nbsp; Photo Sustainia wants us to start acting today, not tomorrow  
Well water win-win   Well water win-win Notable
A strategic approach to plastics   A strategic approach to plastics Notable
A new generation of GMOs nbsp; Feature A new generation of GMOs  
Second Life for Shipping Waste nbsp; Video Second Life for Shipping Waste  
Not Such a Nutty Idea   Not Such a Nutty Idea Notable
These nets save fish nbsp; Feature These nets save fish  
Can Ants Help Slow Climate Change?   Can Ants Help Slow Climate Change? Notable
A Smarter Solution to Smog   A Smarter Solution to Smog Notable
OPINION: Why Our Buildings Should Be Made From Wood nbsp; Voices OPINION: Why Our Buildings Should Be Made From Wood  
Chemicals Are Skin Deep   Chemicals Are Skin Deep Notable
World of Solutions   World of Solutions Notable
Climate change up close nbsp; Feature Climate change up close  
How can we help ecosystems recover in the wake of an oil spill? nbsp; Article How can we help ecosystems recover in the wake of an oil spill?  
Using Water to Clean Water   Using Water to Clean Water Notable
What can an engineer learn from a tortoise? nbsp; Feature What can an engineer learn from a tortoise?  
Shrimp Shells to Plastic   Shrimp Shells to Plastic Notable
“Termite ventilation” takes a cue from nature to cool this school nbsp; Video “Termite ventilation” takes a cue from nature to cool this school  
Why rare earth recycling is rare — and what we can do about it nbsp; Feature Why rare earth recycling is rare — and what we can do about it  
A Long-term Forecast   A Long-term Forecast Notable
Screen for Safer Chemicals   Screen for Safer Chemicals Notable
Can today’s technology save us? nbsp; Feature Can today’s technology save us?  
Growing Up   Growing Up Notable
We (Heart) Innovation   We (Heart) Innovation Notable
OPINION: The First Energy Technology nbsp; Voices OPINION: The First Energy Technology  
Energy Savings in 3-D   Energy Savings in 3-D Notable
Making Light of Gravity   Making Light of Gravity Notable
The Worth of a Tree   The Worth of a Tree Notable
3-D Sustainability   3-D Sustainability Notable
Landscaping for Sustainability nbsp; Article Landscaping for Sustainability  
Power Walk   Power Walk Notable
New Window on Energy Savings nbsp; Article New Window on Energy Savings  
Silent Green   Silent Green Notable
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