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Is the United States ready for offshore aquaculture? nbsp; Feature Is the United States ready for offshore aquaculture?  
Here’s what we need to accelerate progress on the UN’s 2030 global energy goals nbsp; Voices Here’s what we need to accelerate progress on the UN’s 2030 global energy goals  
Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis on climate leadership in the Trump era nbsp; Interview Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis on climate leadership in the Trump era  
Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution nbsp; Voices Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution  
The conservative carbon tax: Right idea, wrong tool for addressing climate change nbsp; Voices The conservative carbon tax: Right idea, wrong tool for addressing climate change  
Double-duty device aims to generate electricity from sunlight while reducing nitrous oxide pollution   Double-duty device aims to generate electricity from sunlight while reducing nitrous oxide pollution Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and ozone-layer depleting compound, and each year humans… Notable
Ensia launches new multimedia storytelling platform   Ensia launches new multimedia storytelling platform Today we’re proud to announce the launch of Ensia Edge, a new multimedia storytelling platform… Update
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  
Watch: Two convicted poachers explain why they killed an endangered rhino in Nepal nbsp; Video Watch: Two convicted poachers explain why they killed an endangered rhino in Nepal  
What we know — and don’t — about climate change in Africa   What we know — and don’t — about climate change in Africa Climate change’s effects on humankind may prove most severe on the African continent, due to… Notable
Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend nbsp; Feature Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend  
What can blockchain do for the environment? nbsp; Feature What can blockchain do for the environment?  
We’ve done a good job of envisioning a better world. Now we need to build it. nbsp; Voices We’ve done a good job of envisioning a better world. Now we need to build it.  
New website showcases seeds of a brighter future   New website showcases seeds of a brighter future Want to solve big problems? Start small. Notable
Technology got us into this climate mess, and it can help get us out — if we let it nbsp; Voices Technology got us into this climate mess, and it can help get us out — if we let it  
From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017   From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017 What should we be thinking about when we think about the future of biodiversity, conservation and… Notable
Burundi leads the world in renewable energy use — and other fascinating facts about the world today   Burundi leads the world in renewable energy use — and other fascinating facts about the world today Good news: more people across the globe have improved access to safe water and sanitation. Bad… Notable
What’s happening to our planet — in 8 infographics nbsp; Photo What’s happening to our planet — in 8 infographics  
Now more than ever we need high-quality, independent journalism   Now more than ever we need high-quality, independent journalism Whatever your feelings on the outcome of last week’s U.S. presidential election, this is a… Update
Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it. nbsp; Feature Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.  
These East African countries show how teamwork and technology can thwart illegal fishing nbsp; Feature These East African countries show how teamwork and technology can thwart illegal fishing  
Why nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN nbsp; Voices Why nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN  
Scientists uncover surprising source of carbon storage hidden in plain sight   Scientists uncover surprising source of carbon storage hidden in plain sight Agroforestry — integrating trees into cropland or pastureland — is often discussed as a promising… Notable
Can upscale chocolate turn the tide on Haiti’s devastating deforestation? nbsp; Feature Can upscale chocolate turn the tide on Haiti’s devastating deforestation?  
The average North American uses 8 elephants’  worth of stuff   The average North American uses 8 elephants’ worth of stuff How much raw material does it take to support you? If you’re an average African, about 3 metric… Notable
Can Madagascar get rid of this troubling toad before it’s too late? nbsp; Feature Can Madagascar get rid of this troubling toad before it’s too late?  
Tackling cities’ hidden climate footprint   Tackling cities’ hidden climate footprint When it comes to climate change, a city’s significance stretches past its skyline. Notable
We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like. nbsp; Voices We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.  
5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption nbsp; Voices 5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption  
Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move nbsp; Video Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move  
Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide nbsp; Interview Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide  
To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there nbsp; Voices To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there  
Why development should focus on climate adaptation nbsp; Voices Why development should focus on climate adaptation  
What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development nbsp; Feature What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development  
Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target nbsp; Voices Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target  
Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem? nbsp; Feature Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?  
Five lessons for universities hoping to shape a more sustainable world   Five lessons for universities hoping to shape a more sustainable world Editor’s note: This piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is… Notable
Photographers capture Earth’s changing circumstances nbsp; Photo Photographers capture Earth’s changing circumstances  
Is it time to rethink recycling? nbsp; Feature Is it time to rethink recycling?  
How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future nbsp; Infographic How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future  
Climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen. nbsp; Voices Climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen.  
In 2016, here’s where we should look for new solutions to environmental challenges nbsp; Voices In 2016, here’s where we should look for new solutions to environmental challenges  
10 ways to build more sustainable cities   10 ways to build more sustainable cities As global population grows, urban population is growing even faster — with 2.5 billion more city… Notable
Stunning photos bring environmental change into view at the Paris negotiations nbsp; Photo Stunning photos bring environmental change into view at the Paris negotiations  
Heroic stories from the front lines of climate change nbsp; Video Heroic stories from the front lines of climate change  
With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff   With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff These two words might make you sleepy: stormwater management. But they should make you scared. Notable
For Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table nbsp; Voices For Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table  
New climate talk model suggests more strategy means more catastrophe   New climate talk model suggests more strategy means more catastrophe With the Paris climate negotiations just two weeks away, we’ll soon see if the world can agree on a… Notable
Pavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs nbsp; Interview Pavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs  
Can software save salt marshes? nbsp; Article Can software save salt marshes?  
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