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Man in cap stands on a pier holding a fishing rod, the line of which is cast into a body of blue water under a blue sky with white clouds.

Fisherman Mark Brooks fishes off the Sunshine Skyway North Pier. Mark is just one example of how fishing fosters community and sustainability. (Carter Weinhofer/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
With an increasing demand for waterfront properties and the growing impact of climate change, fishing communities are in danger; but, the societal and economic roles filled by fishing are irreplaceable.
Columbia University
Approximately 5.5 million people ride the New York City subway everyday making subway cars prime real estate for advertising and public service announcements –– like these about the benefits of street trees.
A close up image of an amber colored ant.

Strumigenys ayersthey. (Image courtesy of Philipp Hönle)

George Washington University
Scientists describing a new species of ant, Strumigenys ayersthey, have broken with conventional naming traditions and used the pronoun “they” instead of the traditional male or female form to promote nonbinary gender inclusivity.
A side by side of two forested mountains.

Left: Spain, 2021 (Ryan Bieber/Ithaca College) Right: California, 2019 (Andreas Haslinger/Unsplash)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Ithaca College
There are two huge mountain ranges, on two different continents, both of the same name. The similarities don’t end there either. Both are being increasingly affected by climate change.
George Washington University
In this short documentary, Planet Forward Comcast Sustainable Storytelling Fellow Jennifer Cuyuch highlights Plantita Power, an organization that provides healthy food options for the D.C. QTBIPOC community.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
A multitude of unexpected benefits have sprouted after water was added to a river in Tucson, creating an explosion of desert biodiversity.

(Photo by Matthew Johnson)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Matthew Johnson embarks on a journey to uncover how his local and global rock climbing community interprets the natural environments they interact in.
Columbia University
Climate change communication is complex. Pathways, a new strategy game, is making this conversation more accessible to the next generation. 
Studying for What?
Studying for What?
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
An investigation into how the community at an environmental college isn't taking sustainable actions.
Cold Groundwater flowing into the Deshka River
Cold Groundwater flowing into the Deshka River
Middlebury College
There has been a longstanding consensus that ocean conditions are the primary driver for lower salmon returns. But in July of 2020, a study offered groundbreaking evidence that freshwater habitat health may play a large role too.

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