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Can state-level green amendments protect from rollbacks in federal regulations? nbsp; Article Can state-level green amendments protect from rollbacks in federal regulations?  
E-waste generation is accelerating five times faster than recycling rates. What to do about it?   E-waste generation is accelerating five times faster than recycling rates. What to do about it? Notable
Moving climate interest to action   Moving climate interest to action Notable
In Libya, one person’s garbage is another person’s gain nbsp; Article In Libya, one person’s garbage is another person’s gain  
As Egypt’s economy dips, sustainable fashion soars nbsp; Article As Egypt’s economy dips, sustainable fashion soars  
In search of the last saola nbsp; Feature In search of the last saola  
Amidst ongoing conflict, efforts to save this endemic tree are threatened nbsp; Article Amidst ongoing conflict, efforts to save this endemic tree are threatened  
Why it’s important to let sediment reach the shore nbsp; Feature Why it’s important to let sediment reach the shore  
Can forest expansion balance climate change, economic growth and ecological health? nbsp; Feature Can forest expansion balance climate change, economic growth and ecological health?  
If you care about conservation, read this nbsp; Article If you care about conservation, read this  
The hidden power of nature in cities   The hidden power of nature in cities 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  
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
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  
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  
How could positive “tipping points” accelerate climate action? nbsp; Feature How could positive “tipping points” accelerate climate action?  
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  
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  
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  
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  
5 ways climate change will affect animals and plants nbsp; Article 5 ways climate change will affect animals and plants  
Who’s willing to change for climate change?   Who’s willing to change for climate change? Notable
Can archaeology help us navigate climate change?   Can archaeology help us navigate climate change? Notable
Look what’s on the conservation horizon nbsp; Article Look what’s on the conservation horizon  
As floodwaters rise, who can afford to pay the cost?   As floodwaters rise, who can afford to pay the cost? Notable
More than a year after the emergence of COVID-19, what should be done about wet markets?   More than a year after the emergence of COVID-19, what should be done about wet markets? Notable
Opinion: It’s not only about Paris: Will America confront all the environmental treaties it put in limbo? nbsp; Voices Opinion: It’s not only about Paris: Will America confront all the environmental treaties it put in limbo?  
Large food companies are looking to lock carbon in soil as a way to meet ambitious emissions goals nbsp; Feature Large food companies are looking to lock carbon in soil as a way to meet ambitious emissions goals  
Can global innovation competitions help unearth the next sustainability solution? nbsp; Feature Can global innovation competitions help unearth the next sustainability solution?  
What does “wild and pristine” really mean? nbsp; Voices What does “wild and pristine” really mean?  
Fragile cities are being inundated with people fleeing the impacts of climate change. How can they cope? nbsp; Article Fragile cities are being inundated with people fleeing the impacts of climate change. How can they cope?  
Youth environmental activists in Russia face down obstacles to spread their climate message nbsp; Feature Youth environmental activists in Russia face down obstacles to spread their climate message  
Are life-cycle assessments worth the (recycled) paper they’re printed on? nbsp; Feature Are life-cycle assessments worth the (recycled) paper they’re printed on?  
Will climate change increase the presence of pathogens in drinking water? nbsp; Feature Will climate change increase the presence of pathogens in drinking water?  
In the face of a global pandemic, how can conservation efforts reduce the chance that poaching will spread disease? nbsp; Feature In the face of a global pandemic, how can conservation efforts reduce the chance that poaching will spread disease?  
Opinion: We need massive societal change if we’re going to survive and thrive on Earth nbsp; Voices Opinion: We need massive societal change if we’re going to survive and thrive on Earth  
These Indigenous educators are bringing Western and Native science together in the classroom  nbsp; Article These Indigenous educators are bringing Western and Native science together in the classroom   
How do climate change, migration and a deadly disease in sheep alter our understanding of pandemics? nbsp; Feature How do climate change, migration and a deadly disease in sheep alter our understanding of pandemics?  
Should we bank on innovation to hold back global heating? History says it’s a risky bet   Should we bank on innovation to hold back global heating? History says it’s a risky bet Notable
6 ways environmental advocates can change climate concern into action nbsp; Feature 6 ways environmental advocates can change climate concern into action  
Explainer: What is a tipping point, and why should I care? nbsp; Article Explainer: What is a tipping point, and why should I care?  
The global coronavirus pandemic has revealed cracks in the foundation of conventional conservation funding. What should we do instead? nbsp; Feature The global coronavirus pandemic has revealed cracks in the foundation of conventional conservation funding. What should we do instead?  
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