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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.
View of Jackson, Wyoming

A view of Jackson, Wyoming, from Snow King Mountain.

Planet Forward Correspondent | Middlebury College
After years without fresh produce, this isolated community in Wyoming created an innovative farm that yields more than 100,000 pounds of food per year.

(Nate Mach/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin - Madison
A Madison, Wisconsin-based dream of a hydroponics-driven future: How one student organization hopes to inspire others to embrace clean, sustainable urban agriculture.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
A community center in Madison, Wisc., provides important outdoor experiences for students who may not get them as often as they'd like.
 Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

View of the Willamette River overlooking downtown Portland. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
While Portland is known for its progressive politics, the nearby Williamette River revealed environmental neglect, spurring a grassroots energy for reform.

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