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OPINION: To solve climate change, we need to recognize our unity with all of nature nbsp; Voices OPINION: To solve climate change, we need to recognize our unity with all of nature  
OPINION: As communities rebuild after disaster, we must keep nature in mind nbsp; Voices OPINION: As communities rebuild after disaster, we must keep nature in mind  
OPINION: Is climate change driving you to despair? Read this. nbsp; Voices OPINION: Is climate change driving you to despair? Read this.  
OPINION: Eat a (farmed) fish, save the planet nbsp; Voices OPINION: Eat a (farmed) fish, save the planet  
OPINION: When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice nbsp; Voices OPINION: When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice  
OPINION: Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone nbsp; Voices OPINION: Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone  
OPINION: Here’s what we need to accelerate progress on the UN’s 2030 global energy goals nbsp; Voices OPINION: Here’s what we need to accelerate progress on the UN’s 2030 global energy goals  
Opinion: This polluted lake shows why we are all stakeholders when it comes to clean water nbsp; Voices Opinion: This polluted lake shows why we are all stakeholders when it comes to clean water  
OPINION: Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution nbsp; Voices OPINION: Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution  
OPINION: Health care may be in a state of flux — but health care sustainability is here to stay nbsp; Voices OPINION: Health care may be in a state of flux — but health care sustainability is here to stay  
OPINION: The conservative carbon tax: Right idea, wrong tool for addressing climate change nbsp; Voices OPINION: The conservative carbon tax: Right idea, wrong tool for addressing climate change  
OPINION: What we need are farms that support farmers, consumers AND the environment nbsp; Voices OPINION: What we need are farms that support farmers, consumers AND the environment  
OPINION: To create meaningful change, apparel brands need to pursue sustainability at the industry level nbsp; Voices OPINION: To create meaningful change, apparel brands need to pursue sustainability at the industry level  
OPINION: Changing times call for changes in how we protect and restore habitat​ nbsp; Voices OPINION: Changing times call for changes in how we protect and restore habitat​  
OPINION: Three ways you can help your health while helping the environment nbsp; Voices OPINION: Three ways you can help your health while helping the environment  
OPINION: Now more than ever we need to address the environment and human rights together nbsp; Voices OPINION: Now more than ever we need to address the environment and human rights together  
OPINION: How renewable energy advocates are hurting the climate cause nbsp; Voices OPINION: How renewable energy advocates are hurting the climate cause  
OPINION: The amazing opportunity 2017 is bringing to business nbsp; Voices OPINION: The amazing opportunity 2017 is bringing to business  
OPINION: We’ve done a good job of envisioning a better world. Now we need to build it. nbsp; Voices OPINION: We’ve done a good job of envisioning a better world. Now we need to build it.  
OPINION: For our food system’s sake, let’s say “no” to corporate consolidation nbsp; Voices OPINION: For our food system’s sake, let’s say “no” to corporate consolidation  
OPINION: Technology got us into this climate mess, and it can help get us out — if we let it nbsp; Voices OPINION: Technology got us into this climate mess, and it can help get us out — if we let it  
OPINION: It’s time to stop overspending our freshwater budget nbsp; Voices OPINION: It’s time to stop overspending our freshwater budget  
OPINION: Nature is priceless — so let’s value it nbsp; Voices OPINION: Nature is priceless — so let’s value it  
OPINION: If you care about your health, then you should care about conservation nbsp; Voices OPINION: If you care about your health, then you should care about conservation  
OPINION: Why nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN nbsp; Voices OPINION: Why nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN  
OPINION: Local food is great, but can it go too far? nbsp; Voices OPINION: Local food is great, but can it go too far?  
OPINION: Why smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity nbsp; Voices OPINION: Why smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity  
OPINION: We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like. nbsp; Voices OPINION: We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.  
OPINION: 5 reasons sustainability will transform the global economy nbsp; Voices OPINION: 5 reasons sustainability will transform the global economy  
OPINION: 5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption nbsp; Voices OPINION: 5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption  
OPINION: What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture? nbsp; Voices OPINION: What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture?  
OPINION: To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there nbsp; Voices OPINION: To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there  
OPINION: Why development should focus on climate adaptation nbsp; Voices OPINION: Why development should focus on climate adaptation  
OPINION: Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target nbsp; Voices OPINION: Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target  
OPINION: How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind? nbsp; Voices OPINION: How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind?  
OPINION: To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower nbsp; Voices OPINION: To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower  
OPINION: 7 promising signs we’re moving toward a more sustainable world nbsp; Voices OPINION: 7 promising signs we’re moving toward a more sustainable world  
OPINION: Why women and youth are the key to feeding the world nbsp; Voices OPINION: Why women and youth are the key to feeding the world  
OPINION: It’s time to restore the flow of our planet’s life-giving waters nbsp; Voices OPINION: It’s time to restore the flow of our planet’s life-giving waters  
OPINION: If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data nbsp; Voices OPINION: If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data  
OPINION: CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature nbsp; Voices OPINION: CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature  
OPINION: The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy nbsp; Voices OPINION: The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy  
OPINION: Climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen. nbsp; Voices OPINION: Climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. Here’s how to make it happen.  
OPINION: In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things nbsp; Voices OPINION: In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things  
OPINION: Why we still need to focus on environmental justice nbsp; Voices OPINION: Why we still need to focus on environmental justice  
OPINION: The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear. nbsp; Voices OPINION: The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear.  
OPINION: How can we create a less toxic world? nbsp; Voices OPINION: How can we create a less toxic world?  
OPINION: What smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility nbsp; Voices OPINION: What smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility  
OPINION: Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon? nbsp; Voices OPINION: Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon?  
OPINION: In 2016, here’s where we should look for new solutions to environmental challenges nbsp; Voices OPINION: In 2016, here’s where we should look for new solutions to environmental challenges  
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