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The Smoky Hills Wind Farm as seen from Interstate 70 in Lincoln, Kansas. (Drenaline/Creative Commons)

State University College at Buffalo
Cities across the United States are beginning the switch to 100% renewable energy, but just four towns have reached the goal so far.
The George Washington University
Floating markets, giant water lilies and the Rio Negro. All it takes for this adventure is a smartphone — and the YouTube app. Welcome to Manaus, Brazil.
State University College at Buffalo
By comparing Harvey to other natural disasters, we can see that this unfortunately ordinary occurrence has become extraordinary.
H St. Farms is Cultivate the City's rooftop garden.
H St. Farms is Cultivate the City's rooftop garden.
Northwestern University
Niraj Ray built a network of 25 urban gardens made in schools, sports parks and other vacant lots around the city. All 25 sites are joined together by one central rooftop garden, the H St. Farms, and contribute to sustainability efforts in D.C.

Centralia, an abandoned mining town in Pennsylvania in which a mine fire has been burning for 50 years. Pennsylvania has $5 billion in unfunded abandoned mine land liabilities. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

Northwestern University
A proposal to immediately unlock $1 billion set aside to restore abandoned mine lands in the future has the support of congressional leaders, but lawmakers in key states are skeptical. 
A cyanobacterial bloom in Pamlico River, N.C.
Northwestern University
A new study led by a Tufts University professor predicts that the U.S. Northeast and Southeast will be most affected by the overgrowth of harmful algal blooms.

The Amazon rainforest: Pristine wilderness or forest garden? (Photos by Tomasz Falkowski/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Tomasz looks at how foreigners, violence, poor soil and roads killed off 90% of the Amazon population. Can looking at the past help us find a way to better manage this ecosystem?
Northwestern University
Dozens of cities sitting in the path of total solar eclipse are generally small to medium-sized communities that will be inundated on Aug. 21. The thousands of visitors will put pressure on infrastructure and other resources.
(Video by Haley Velasco/Medill News Service)
(Video by Haley Velasco/Medill News Service)
Northwestern University
On Aug. 12, events were held worldwide from Nepal to Canada in honor of World Elephant Day, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of Asian and African elephants due to habitat loss and poaching.

Camp 41's amazing cooks — a team headed by the Brazilian grandmother we all wanted to adopt — kept the Planet Forward crew full of fresh, local fruits at breakfast and lunch. (Planet Forward)

Arizona State University
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Read Sydney's story of how she found her sense of comunidade — “community” in Portuguese — as she turned every corner in Brazil.

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