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Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
The urban heat island effect is of increasing concern for cities around the world. But fear a little bit less--there are solutions in the works. 

Insect specimens at the Wisconsin Insect Research Collection (Mary Magnuson).

University of Wisconsin-Madison
A University of Wisconsin program investigates the sustainability potential of insects as a protein source and the value of insects as a food source for cultures across the world.

(Lucie Rochat)

Middlebury College
People often consider the climate crisis to be fifty years in the future or continents away. These stories describe four Middlebury students and how they have been affected by climate change in their hometown; this crisis is here and now.

Dr. Dhamma Rakkhita believes we can fight climate change with our minds and by channeling positivity.

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
A Buddhist Monk in Myanmar believes we can fight climate change through the power of mindfulness and positivity.
Middlebury College
This profile piece highlights and celebrates the personal and political accomplishments of community member Fran Putnam. It shows the power of community organizing and individual climate initiatives.

David Weedman is the aquatic habitat program manager for the Arizona Game & Fish Department. He and his team dropped hundreds of Georgia cubes into Bartlett Lake this summer to help create habitat for fish. (Photos by Dylan Simard/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
It isn't easy being a fish in the desert in Arizona. But Arizona Game & Fish Department is trying to improve the habitat conditions for the fish in warm weather lakes.
Arizona State University
After the closing of Arizona's last coal mine, the Navajo Nation is investing in renewable energy. The Nation is looking to solar for the future.  
"A Better Day" by Natasha Cooper
"A Better Day" by Natasha Cooper
Eckerd College
We are slowly destroying our planet, but that does not mean it is not too late to make a change.
Arizona State University
Mexican engineers may have found a solution to the prickly problem of plastic bag waste: make plastic out of cactus juice. The plant-based film breaks down in weeks rather than centuries.
Arizona State University
Solar panels are a common way to generate renewable energy, but one company is using solar panels to pull water out of thin air.

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