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Smoke plume and evacuation from the 2018 Woolsey Fire

The smoke plume from the fast-moving Woolsey Fire encroaching on Malibu on Nov. 9, 2018, as residents evacuate along the Pacific Coast Highway. (Cyclonebiskit/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
California's wildfires get worse year after year. Air quality, home evacuations, structure damage, and a whole host of issues plague the state each year. And none of us are surprised.

The Cedars of God (‎Arz ar-Rabb "Cedars of the Lord") is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon Cedar, Cedrus libani, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon. (Paul Saad/Creative Commons 2.0)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
The cultural and ecological significance of cedar trees in Lebanon are at risk by the human negligence and anthropogenic climate change. It will take the work of grassroots organizations to work on conservation and restoration.

(Cate Twining-Ward/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
Moving to Copenhagen has made me realize that instead of constantly evaluating my personal habits, perhaps I should be more critical of the systems which ultimately shape society’s collective impact.

Taiwan High Speed Rail trial run in June 24th, 2006 (Wikimedia Commons).

The George Washington University
The question isn't if the U.S. should implement HSR: the question is how.
Future 500
There’s no denying that climate is a polarizing political issue. Here are 10 ideas on how environmentalists can beat the power brokers and save the planet.

Vermont hiking trail (Famartin / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0))

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
High school student Lily Muhlbaum raised more than $10,000 in a fundraiser to fight environmental racism. She shares insight into what inspired her to act.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
When we find ourselves caught in a spiral of bad news, it can be difficult to do anything but shut down. We spoke with environmental communication professor Dr. Joanna Huxster about ways to avoid apocalyptic rhetoric and opt for hope.

Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, faced drastic customer reductions at the beginning of the pandemic, resulting in the closure of several stands, and yet most still endure. (Jared Kofsky/PlaceNJ.com/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
Why do people continue to go hungry in one of the wealthiest nations in the world? And what can we do about the food system to prevent this from happening?
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
We are thrilled to announce a new media partnership with WNET Public Media Group to launch a monthly digital video series focusing on key issues challenging the planet.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield talks about pressing community health threats, such as COVID-19, vaccine confidence, the opioid crisis, and more.

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