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Digital rendering of the three-level EngiNUity home with a balcony and a small outbuilding

The tri-level home offers two bedrooms and 2.5 baths as well as an additional bed and bath in the accessory dwelling unit. EngiNUity even included a deck. (Photo courtesy EngiNUity - Northwestern Solar Decathlon team)

Northwestern University
A team of Northwestern University engineering students won the 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge by designing an energy-efficient home. Their approach makes us ask: Could small homes be a viable investment in a sustainable future? Medill's... Read More
Tractor in a lush field at sunset
Northwestern University
According to The Nature Conservancy, intense weather will transform hydrology, health, economics, and ecosystems in Illinois, as reported by Eva Herscowitz for Medill.
Graphic showing Peril & Promise, Planet Forward, Al Roker of NBC's Today Show and SUNY-ESF student Calvin Bordas
Founding Director, Planet Forward
The Today Show’s Al Roker is not afraid to call climate change for what it is — an urgent crisis.  Hear more in our latest episode of Planet Forward, seen on PBS's Peril and Promise and produced in association with ASU's Global Futures Laboratory.
Staff fill boxes with food at Pittsburgh area food bank

As the need for food continued to grow during the pandemic, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank called on the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and opened an additional, temporary food box packing site. Food access, food security, nutrition, and environmental justice challenges are among the topics our fellows will explore in their stories this summer. (Melissa Murray/Creative Commons)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
Four students will produce stories at the nexus of food security, agriculture, and nutrition, and work under the guidance of GW’s National Geographic Professor of Science Communication, Lisa Palmer.
Wild fire and smoke eclipse an expanse of forest.

(NPS Climate Change Response/Flickr)

University of Rhode Island
Climate change affects us all in different ways. Here are five tips to reach your audience most directly.
George Washington University
Marine scientists are using information collected by everyday people to monitor sharks in the face of climate change.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
Environmental justice has a seat at the head table with new EPA Administrator Michael Regan, in our latest episode of Peril & Promise.

2021 Planet Forward Summit host Frank Sesno in conversation with NBC’s Today Show weatherman Al Roker.

George Washington University
Here are five methods to make climate change more relevant to your audience from the guest speakers at the 2021 Planet Forward Summit.
Deer Stands on Beach

White tailed deer stands on beach in Fire Island National Seashore. (Skylar Epstein/George Washington University)

George Washington University
If this goal is met it could help address the twin ecological catastrophes of our time, the biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis — but only with the proper implementation.
George Washington University
Scientists recently identified an infectious cyanobacterium as the origin of vacuolar myelinopathy, a lethal neurological disease in wildlife.

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