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SUNY ESF
The value of public space can not be understated — and it is even considered a key issue of environmental justice — as open public spaces increase the quality of life for all people living in an area. 

Barry Forbes and his grandson hunting in the Cornwall Swamp. (Photos by Oscar Psychas/Middlebury College)

Middlebury College
A student new to Vermont visits Cornwall Swamp while tracing his own family's ancestral connection to these mysterious places that reveal deeper truths about our relationship to the natural world.
Rows of garbanzo bean plants against a background of a green hill and cloudy blue skies.

Garbanzo bean plants located outside of San Jeronimo in Jalisco, Mexico. (Heidi Estrada/George Washington University)

George Washington University
As global temperatures have continued to increase, droughts have become more frequent and it’s left farmers in a tough situation. Not only are they unable to financially support their families because they aren’t able to sell their crops, but they’... Read More
The little water molecule introduces herself
George Washington University
"The Little Water Molecule" is a children's story that lightly teaches scientific concepts and water conservation through the eyes of a friendly molecule of water, who is in search of her missing proton.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Cities all over the world have a problem: They’ve ceased to be for the people who live in them.
Franklin & Marshall College
This piece explores the intersection between wheat, bread, and building a more sustainable food system.
Franklin & Marshall College
I was raised in the concrete jungle that is New York City, however mi tierra, Puerto Rico, is where my environmental identity's origins begin, step into my world for a bit.
2019 climate strike D.C.

Thousands of people protest at the Global Climate Strike, demanding the government take action against the climate crisis on Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Arielle Bader/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Our house is on fire and environmental activists are determined to put the fire out. Scroll through this photo essay for a look at those fighting to save our planet.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of San Diego
Correspondent Maggie Scholle observes a grunion run, a seasonal phenomenon of fish spawning that lines the Southern California coast.

Many species of reef-building corals, which are vital to the health of ocean ecosystems, face risk of extinction. (Joe Hoyt/NOAA)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
Each year, the International Union of Conservation of Nature is finding more and more plant, animal and fungus species threatened with extinction across the globe. What could be causing it?

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