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Planet Forward Correspondent | Middlebury College
At one of the most prominent institutions to make the commitment to divestment, students' dedication and a change in tactics proved successful — and garnered support from faculty and the college community along the way.
George Washington University
Food waste is a growing problem across the globe. While food waste costs us money, time, and energy, it’s also harmful to the planet. So what can we do?

House members listen to testimony from climate change experts at a committee hearing on February 13, 2019. (Brock Hall/Medill)

Northwestern University
Democrats on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee invited experts on Wednesday to lay out climate change concerns before their sometimes skeptical Republican colleagues in the panel’s first hearing of the new Congress.
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.
scooters on the sidewalk

A row of Lime scooters ready for public use in Austin, Texas. (Luis Tamayo/Creative Commons)

University of Georgia
Despite drawing ire from some, pay-by-ride electric scooters are rapidly gaining popularity in urban areas across the country, creating a greener option for getting around town. 

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Sunrise co-founder and Executive Director Varshini Prakash on Feb. 5, 2019. (Medill)

Northwestern University
At the State of the Union on Feb. 5, President Donald Trump never mentioned environmental issues and climate change, Medill's Kietryn Zychal reports.
The George Washington University
How does the D.C. area manage invasive species? Here's a look at the problems local ecosystems face and how experts and volunteers are tackling them.
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.
dolphins

These dolphins, a mother and son pair, reside at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, an AMMPA accredited facility dedicated to marine species protection and conservation. (Parker Bryant/Florida State University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Based on her experience, Planet Forward Correspondent Cassandra Hobar challenges the basis of anti-captivity movements, while supporting zoos and aquariums for the work they do in conservation and species preservation.

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