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Large-billed tern sounds

Large-billed tern patrol the skies of the Amazon. The sounds of birds and insects can be heard reverberating throughout the Amazon. (Photo by Carrick Palmer)

Jackson State University
Planet Forward led an expedition into the Amazon where students were inspired by its biodiversity. Read how the ambient sounds of the forest can be likened to an orchestra; where even the faintest obstruction of sound disrupts the symphony. 
walking through the Amazon

Our guide João Batista da Silva navigated the trails around Camp 41 like it was his own backyard. Researchers at the camp dedicate their lives to the forest every day in order to understand its inner workings. (Photos by PlanetForward.org)

Umpqua Community College
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Learn about the scientists, on the frontlines of ecological research in the heart of the rainforest, who seek to understand how human systems can coexist with natural ecosystems. 
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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward's student storytelling expedition to the Amazon gave us an inside look at the dense population of diverse insects and birds. Find out what we and the ecologists at Camp 41 saw on our trek through the Amazon this summer. 
Pittsburgh skyline

The Society of Environmental Journalists met in Pittsburgh over the weekend to discuss successful journalism practices (Photo by Matilda Kreider).

George Washington University
Matilda Kreider traveled to Pittsburgh over the weekend to learn how to report on environmental issues from environmental journalists, scientists, policy-makers and advocates.
The George Washington University
I traveled this summer to Bangladesh with CARE. It quickly became clear that strong women are everywhere, and it would be important to keep an open mind during this trip.
Planet Forward Salon - A Solvable Problem: How We Reduce Global Hunger
Planet Forward
Vimlendra Sharan, the UN-FAO's Director of the Liaison Office for North America, joined Frank Sesno at The George Washington University on Sept. 28, to talk about how we're going to feed an increasingly hungry planet — and how we tell that story.

The UN-FAO reports 26% of the planet’s ice-free land is used for livestock grazing. (Ryan Thompson/U.S. Department of Agriculture)

State University College at Buffalo
It ain't pretty: Our food consumption habits are devastating the planet and contributing to world hunger. What can we do about it?
Paris Climate Protesters

"Locally and globally, only the action of the people saves the climate," the sign says. Demonstrators at the Paris Climate Accord urge people to ignore political standstill and take action, which is exactly what U.S. corporations have been doing in the wake of Trump's withdrawal from the agreement. (Flickr)

State University College at Buffalo
In the wake of Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, states and local governments are pulling together to combat climate change.
Kansas wind farm

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
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Immerse yourself in the 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.

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