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A view of the Danskammer Generating Station in Newburgh, N.Y., as seen from a train traveling on the other side of the Hudson River. (TomKonrad/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
Before COVID-19 hit, there was another global crisis impacting people’s health and economic security: climate change. Here's how three environmental organizations are fighting for their communities during a pandemic.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
As climate change worsens wildfires, what can the U.S. learn from Australia's fires?
George Washington University
100 community scientists flood Houston streets to track where it's the hottest in hopes to inform climate mitigation plans.
The bridge in Ellicott City among debris after the flooding in 2016.

The Ellicott City bridge among debris and boarded-up shop doors after the devastating 2016 flood (Photo Courtesy of Preservation Maryland/Creative Commons).

George Washington University
The community of Ellicott City, MD is working together to protect against future devastating floods.

(Photo courtesy of Forbi Perise)

The George Washington University
Plastic pollution is an issue prevalent all throughout Cameroon. One man saw the problem as a challenge to help. Now, he's recycling and upcycling plastic bottles — and inspiring a movement.

(Aleksey Kuprikov/Pexels)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ecologists and epidemiologists have been predicting a pandemic like COVID-19 for years, revealing the deep-seated relationships between animal health, human health, and planetary health. 

(Image by Arielle Bader)

George Washington University
As the COVID-19 pandemic soared around the world, people turned to science for answers. Science communicators were on the front lines of understanding the virus, reporting trustworthy science and battling the spread of misinformation. 

(Paulina Oswald/Eckerd College)

Eckerd College
In the time of the coronavirus pandemic, our unfounded fear of bats comes to a head. But they are vital part of a balanced ecosystem.
San Deigo Bus coming into a stop.

(Image by Maggie Scholle)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of San Diego
The cornerstone of the 2021 regional plan is the “5 Big Moves”: Five overarching strategies to change the way San Diegans use transit — but these are contingent on a willingness to change the way they commute.

When Carol Anne Sayle began farming with her husband Larry Butler in 1991, they were ahead of their time as urban farmers. They also became early voices in the locavore movement in Austin, Texas. (Eva Legge/Dartmouth College)

Dartmouth College
Two Austin, Texas, urban farms led the way for their area's locavore movement. These farmers talk about their motivation, and discuss why eating local is so important.

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