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Home and away: New report offers tools and strategies for successful climate relocation   Home and away: New report offers tools and strategies for successful climate relocation Notable
Bringing aeroconservation down to Earth   Bringing aeroconservation down to Earth Notable
The best way to restore environments in the face of climate change   The best way to restore environments in the face of climate change Notable
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 Notable
What we know — and don’t — about climate change in Africa   What we know — and don’t — about climate change in Africa Notable
Animals and plants evolve faster in cities — with implications for humans   Animals and plants evolve faster in cities — with implications for humans Notable
Ecologists pay disproportionately little attention to synthetic chemicals, study finds   Ecologists pay disproportionately little attention to synthetic chemicals, study finds Notable
A look at what works — and doesn’t — in the world of conservation   A look at what works — and doesn’t — in the world of conservation Notable
New website showcases seeds of a brighter future   New website showcases seeds of a brighter future Notable
From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017   From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017 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 Notable
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
Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options   Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options Notable
The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of   The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of Notable
Sustainability is good business — and here’s proof   Sustainability is good business — and here’s proof Notable
Wind power is about to get a whole lot cheaper   Wind power is about to get a whole lot cheaper Notable
Scientists uncover surprising source of carbon storage hidden in plain sight   Scientists uncover surprising source of carbon storage hidden in plain sight Notable
The average North American uses 8 elephants’  worth of stuff   The average North American uses 8 elephants’ worth of stuff Notable
23 countries just got energy efficiency report cards – and they’re almost all flunking   23 countries just got energy efficiency report cards – and they’re almost all flunking Notable
Tackling cities’ hidden climate footprint   Tackling cities’ hidden climate footprint Notable
Which diet makes best use of farmland? You might be surprised.   Which diet makes best use of farmland? You might be surprised. Notable
What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry?   What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry? Notable
A call to conserve crops’ wild cousins   A call to conserve crops’ wild cousins Notable
Northern shipping: Is the anticipated climate boost a bust?   Northern shipping: Is the anticipated climate boost a bust? Notable
Imagine a podcast from a federal agency. Then listen to this.   Imagine a podcast from a federal agency. Then listen to this. Notable
Is biodiversity the best medicine?   Is biodiversity the best medicine? Notable
Five lessons for universities hoping to shape a more sustainable world   Five lessons for universities hoping to shape a more sustainable world Notable
Even local warming perceptions are colored by ideology   Even local warming perceptions are colored by ideology Notable
How CRISPR Works   How CRISPR Works Notable
New study finds recycled phosphorus could fertilize 100 percent of U.S. corn   New study finds recycled phosphorus could fertilize 100 percent of U.S. corn Notable
Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t   Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t Notable
10 ways to build more sustainable cities   10 ways to build more sustainable cities Notable
With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff   With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff Notable
New climate talk model suggests more strategy means more catastrophe   New climate talk model suggests more strategy means more catastrophe Notable
New study assesses the global volume and distribution of “modern” groundwater   New study assesses the global volume and distribution of “modern” groundwater Notable
What really drives water vulnerability   What really drives water vulnerability Notable
Coallercoaster: As U.S. coal production drops, international demand rises   Coallercoaster: As U.S. coal production drops, international demand rises Notable
New study finds 20 percent of natural habitats at risk from future development   New study finds 20 percent of natural habitats at risk from future development Notable
Chile establishes the largest marine protected area in the Americas   Chile establishes the largest marine protected area in the Americas Notable
When planting trees does more harm than good   When planting trees does more harm than good Notable
Help keep water free of pharmaceuticals   Help keep water free of pharmaceuticals Notable
New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana   New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana Notable
How big should urban green spaces be?   How big should urban green spaces be? Notable
When it comes to climate extremes, 1+1 equals more than 2   When it comes to climate extremes, 1+1 equals more than 2 Notable
Inviting nature indoors   Inviting nature indoors Notable
Are schools teaching our children to waste food?   Are schools teaching our children to waste food? Notable
Phosphorus runoff is a big problem, but Florida is getting closer to a solution   Phosphorus runoff is a big problem, but Florida is getting closer to a solution Notable
Extreme Makeover: Photosynthesis Edition   Extreme Makeover: Photosynthesis Edition Notable
The price of wind energy in the U.S. hits an all-time low   The price of wind energy in the U.S. hits an all-time low Notable
Sea-level rise and sinking land make deltas extremely vulnerable   Sea-level rise and sinking land make deltas extremely vulnerable Notable
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