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Middlebury College
Escaping in nature used to be a refuge. But this haven has been frequently soured by reminders of what we are doing to our planet, as it's now impossible to escape signs of human impact.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
A podcast discussing how students at an environmental science college built their ideologies.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
The children of today live in a world where environmental concepts are incredibly important –– so should sustainability have a space in children's TV? This animator thinks so.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
How is solar energy being implemented in the western African country of Ghana. See what one organization is doing to use solar energy to provide electricity to remote villages, one village at a time.
Columbia University
This illustrated children's book explains how drought happens and what individuals (even kids!) can do to conserve water.
Photo of orange mushroom on moss-covered ground.

A mushroom cap in Mount Desert Island, Maine (Michaela Compo/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Being quarantined in the suburbs of Burlington provided me a window into the vast network of neighbors I had never thought to look for: mycorrhizal fungi.
Protesters hold a sign that reads "ACT NOW CLIMATE CRISIS"

The COP26 Weymouth Rally and Demonstration on the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice, organized by the COP26 Coalition Dorset Hub (Stephen and Helen Jones/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0 ))

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Planet Forward Correspondent Kaitlyn Copland sits down with Gregor Sharp, an 18-year-old climate activist, to discuss the power social media has to mobilize individuals for a sociopolitical cause.
Cloud under an orange sky

(Chris LeBoutillier/Unplash)

George Washington University
Some scientists envision a futuristic device that could use solar energy to convert CO2 pollution into a more useful molecule. A new study from Nature brings us one important step closer.
Picture of horseshoe crab shell covered in barnacles and seashells.

Empty horseshoe crab shell. (Michaela Compo/George Washington University)

George Washington University
The coasts offer a window into the function of relational ecology in sustainable development: to address the question of how a community's connection to the ocean impacts the development of aquaculture.

Pathoumma Meusch stands before a small herd of cattle after checking on her goats. Meusch Farms LLC produces grass-fed cattle with little environmental impact, she said. (Photo by: Lauren Ulrich, Indiana University Bloomington)

Indiana University
Pathoumma Meusch doesn’t consider herself revolutionary. “I’m just a farmer,” as she says. But the unassuming woman has championed local food in a region dominated by industrial agriculture and redefined what it means to be a Midwestern farmer.

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