Adaptation

The planet is changing. The cockroaches will be fine, but what about us? See what these PF Members are doing to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

plant grows by a marsh

A plant grows by a marsh at the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project. (Luz Rivera/FLICKR)

Northwestern University
Hybrid, nature-based infrastructure could help protect areas like Houston, Texas from floods, while providing other benefits for the community.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who is one of nine senators to co-sponsor the Green New Deal, spoke at a press conference on Thursday, March 14. Joining him to speak was fellow Oregonian, Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley. (Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff/Medill)

Northwestern University
Americans are increasingly concerned that climate change is both real and manmade, and major fossil fuel industries are heeding the change in public sentiment by investing in green energy.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
These wanted posters will be used to target specific populations in the affected areas to encourage public participation in invasive species surveying & management.
A call to research: Turtle Ants' threatened Cerrado biome
A call to research: Turtle Ants' threatened Cerrado biome
George Washington University
Biodiversity in the Cerrado of Brazil is threatened; learn about the researchers investigating Turtle Ants in this unique biodiversity hotspot.
University of Arkansas
Our short video emphasizes the importance of creating a movement geared toward equal opportunity in STEM fields in order to help our planet.
Planet Forward Correspondent | GW Law School
Algae blooms have created toxic conditions in lakes around the world, but is there a way to naturally control them?
Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
Researchers at Northwestern University are transforming complicated biotechnology into a simple an easy tool for farmers to test for crop disease with Plant-Dx.
cotton plant
Texas Tech University
As cotton farmers in the South Plains of Texas vie for economic sustainability, they realize strategic environmental action is crucial in their efforts.
 Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

View of the Willamette River overlooking downtown Portland. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
While Portland is known for its progressive politics, the nearby Williamette River revealed environmental neglect, spurring a grassroots energy for reform.
Buds on tamarisk trees

Tamarisk trees provide nesting habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatchers in Arizona. (Photo by Rachel Charlton/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. A 20-year-old federal decision to use a beetle to slow the spread of an invasive shrub is hurting an endangered songbird.

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