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What will 2021 bring in the world of conservation?   What will 2021 bring in the world of conservation? Notable
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
A study of nearly 700 studies makes it clear: Environmental injustice is rampant around the world   A study of nearly 700 studies makes it clear: Environmental injustice is rampant around the world Notable
Our old cellphones, computers and appliances are a bigger problem than ever. Here’s what we need to do.   Our old cellphones, computers and appliances are a bigger problem than ever. Here’s what we need to do. Notable
Three workable strategies for putting a big dent in methane, the “other” greenhouse gas   Three workable strategies for putting a big dent in methane, the “other” greenhouse gas Notable
How can we best protect our global life-support system in times like these?   How can we best protect our global life-support system in times like these? Notable
Most Americans are willing to incorporate more plant-based foods into their meals. What’s preventing them?   Most Americans are willing to incorporate more plant-based foods into their meals. What’s preventing them? Notable
How to save insects? Give them space.   How to save insects? Give them space. Notable
This surprising fact about research funding could explain why it’s so hard to get traction against climate change   This surprising fact about research funding could explain why it’s so hard to get traction against climate change Notable
What will it cost to save Earth’s oceans?   What will it cost to save Earth’s oceans? Notable
How can we adapt to climate change? This online hub has answers   How can we adapt to climate change? This online hub has answers Notable
Water experts’ #1 recommendation for protecting future water supplies? Take care of nature.   Water experts’ #1 recommendation for protecting future water supplies? Take care of nature. Notable
5 things we can do now to reduce the threat of drugs in our environment   5 things we can do now to reduce the threat of drugs in our environment Notable
15 surprising biodiversity conservation trends to watch for in 2020   15 surprising biodiversity conservation trends to watch for in 2020 Notable
What to expect from the UN’s COP 25 climate change conference   What to expect from the UN’s COP 25 climate change conference Notable
Survey suggests Americans want to phase out gas guzzlers sooner rather than later   Survey suggests Americans want to phase out gas guzzlers sooner rather than later Notable
How do biodiversity conservation initiatives expand their reach?   How do biodiversity conservation initiatives expand their reach? Notable
New report: Efficiency can cut U.S. energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050   New report: Efficiency can cut U.S. energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050 Notable
These three circular economy principles can help combat the climate crisis   These three circular economy principles can help combat the climate crisis Notable
This new resource aims to help clear up recycling confusion   This new resource aims to help clear up recycling confusion Notable
When it comes to addressing climate change, gender matters   When it comes to addressing climate change, gender matters Notable
This interactive map shows how diverse life on Earth is — and how we can keep it that way   This interactive map shows how diverse life on Earth is — and how we can keep it that way Notable
Fake climate science videos have millions of views on YouTube. Here’s what scientists can do about it.   Fake climate science videos have millions of views on YouTube. Here’s what scientists can do about it. Notable
As the climate crisis intensifies, lawsuits aimed at slowing greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise   As the climate crisis intensifies, lawsuits aimed at slowing greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise Notable
What can we do to lessen the toll of climate change on the world’s poorest people?   What can we do to lessen the toll of climate change on the world’s poorest people? Notable
Looking for climate-friendly foods? Try protein powder, peanuts, tuna, salmon — and grasshoppers   Looking for climate-friendly foods? Try protein powder, peanuts, tuna, salmon — and grasshoppers Notable
Looking to finance money-saving energy efficiency projects? Here’s a tool for that.   Looking to finance money-saving energy efficiency projects? Here’s a tool for that. Notable
Reusing wastewater in agriculture could reduce water scarcity. Can you stomach it?   Reusing wastewater in agriculture could reduce water scarcity. Can you stomach it? Notable
Tiny creatures play a big role in climate change   Tiny creatures play a big role in climate change Notable
How the secret language of plants can make agriculture more environmentally friendly   How the secret language of plants can make agriculture more environmentally friendly Notable
Most illustrations of the water cycle are missing an important ingredient: People.   Most illustrations of the water cycle are missing an important ingredient: People. Notable
Researchers recommend chemistry educators focus more on environmental impacts   Researchers recommend chemistry educators focus more on environmental impacts Notable
New study identifies the world’s best places for recycling phosphorus   New study identifies the world’s best places for recycling phosphorus Notable
Conflict over fish and wildlife management is on the rise. Here’s why.   Conflict over fish and wildlife management is on the rise. Here’s why. Notable
Life on Earth weighs more than 80 billion school buses — and hardly any of that is animals   Life on Earth weighs more than 80 billion school buses — and hardly any of that is animals Notable
How 2.4 billion gamers might help save the planet   How 2.4 billion gamers might help save the planet Notable
What does a 1.5-degree lifestyle look like?   What does a 1.5-degree lifestyle look like? Notable
New UN report outlines steps for ensuring that everyone has access to clean drinking water and sanitation   New UN report outlines steps for ensuring that everyone has access to clean drinking water and sanitation Notable
7 recommendations for incorporating indigenous perspectives into biodiversity conservation   7 recommendations for incorporating indigenous perspectives into biodiversity conservation Notable
How are we doing with the environment-related Sustainable Development Goals?   How are we doing with the environment-related Sustainable Development Goals? Notable
This study argues genetic modification could help quinoa, millet and other naturally stress-resistant plants become more productive   This study argues genetic modification could help quinoa, millet and other naturally stress-resistant plants become more productive Notable
From Tibetan weather engineering to Earth insurance, these 15 trends have big implications for biodiversity in 2019   From Tibetan weather engineering to Earth insurance, these 15 trends have big implications for biodiversity in 2019 Notable
Can we make batteries better for the environment?   Can we make batteries better for the environment? Notable
Retired farmland can become valuable habitat — if we give it a hand   Retired farmland can become valuable habitat — if we give it a hand Notable
The energy transition will have winners and losers. Which will you be?   The energy transition will have winners and losers. Which will you be? Notable
The way we power our lives is undergoing a huge transition. How can we minimize the pain and maximize the gain?   The way we power our lives is undergoing a huge transition. How can we minimize the pain and maximize the gain? Notable
Small strips of prairie hold big hope for helping cure a multitude of environmental ills   Small strips of prairie hold big hope for helping cure a multitude of environmental ills Notable
The biggest problem with e-waste? What we don’t know.   The biggest problem with e-waste? What we don’t know. Notable
Fighting deadly toxins in the developing world   Fighting deadly toxins in the developing world Notable
Disease from the deep freeze and 14 other emerging conservation issues to watch for in 2018   Disease from the deep freeze and 14 other emerging conservation issues to watch for in 2018 Notable
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