Climate

(Photo by Hannah Richter/ University of Chicago)

University of Chicago
Composting is a growing practice that diverts food waste from greenhouse gas-producing landfills; Chicago colleges provide a case study into how this practice can be implemented more broadly today.
The white dome of the US Capital building is illuminated under a dark sky.

The Capitol on the night of Biden’s first State of the Union, Tuesday March 1, 2022. (Isabel Miller/Medill News Service)

Northwestern University
Isabel Miller and Jonathan Lehrfeld report: The climate crisis, which President Joe Biden has previously called an “existential threat to humanity,” received little attention during his first State of the Union.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
Endemic species exist in just one geographic location in the world, and the Galápagos Islands are home to many of them, fighting to survive in the place that inspired "survival of the fittest."
A collage of words and phrases used in relation to climate change, including "global warming," "environment," and "fossil fuels."

"Climate Change" by www.scootergenius.com (Kevin Smith/Flickr)

George Washington University
From "global warming" to "climate change" to "climate crisis," the terms that we use to refer to the worsening environment have political and social implications.
Asian elephant in an enclosure at the National Zoo.

An Asian elephant stands near the fence of its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington DC. Asian elephants are the closest living relatives of wooly mammoths. Photo from 5/8/2019. (Skylar Epstein/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
One biotech startup claims it can use Asian elephants to breed “functional mammoths” that help fight climate change. The prospect of bringing genetic engineering technologies into the world of conservation raises complex moral questions.
A man with dark blonde hair in a pale green polo and green pants plays guitar while in a canoe in a narrow body of water surrounded by lush green trees and a cloudy blue sky.

From "Orange" Acoustic Music Video (Photo courtesy Pinegrove)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Ithaca College
Pinegrove's frontman walked me through his songwriting process and inspiration behind the album. He also gave insight on how he incorporates activism in his daily life and how he copes with the current state of climate change.
Northwestern University
Cristobella Durrette reports that data released last week shows that the U.S. is not on track to meet Biden's climate change goals, at the start of a year when his climate agenda will face multiple challenges.
A striated canyon under a sunrise sky in shades of purple and pink.

Sunrise in southern Utah. (John Fowler/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license)

American Conservation Coalition
While I went to Glasgow to represent young conservatives interested in combating climate change, I also learned that this issue requires a new, collective shift in approach from people on all sides and in all sectors.

(Photos courtesy of Cultural Survival/Jamie Malcom-Brown)

George Washington University
The work of Indigenous communities goes unrecognized every day. In an interview with Cultural Survival’s Bia’ni Madsa’ Juárez López, we are able to better understand how Indigenous Peoples are making enormous strides in creating a more sustainable... Read More

Tom led Planet Forward's 2017 Storyfest winners to Camp 41 in the Amazon rainforest, outside of Manaus, Brazil. Also pictured, from left behind Tom, Frank Sesno, Josh Ettinger, and Zé Luís Carmago. (Dan Reed/Planet Forward)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
Our beloved friend and Planet Forward Advisory Council member passed away on Christmas Day. We remember and celebrate a remarkable life.

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