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The town of Juan Asencio in the mountain region of Aguas Buenas suffered severe damage from Hurricane Maria, and many homes in the area are still without power. (Hannah Wiley/Medill)

Northwestern University
Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout Wednesday demonstrates how vulnerable the energy infrastructure remains nearly seven months after the hurricane. How can an entire island still suffer from power volatility? 
ANWR intrinsic value

Polar bears are one of the many wildlife residents of ANWR (Alan D. Wilson/Wikimedia Commons).

George Washington University
Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has value that exceeds the benefits we could reap from drilling or even visiting. Correspondent Matilda Kreider explains why intrinsic value is important to keep in mind in conservation. 
Frank Sesno welcomes Summit participants
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
This year, we had our most successful Summit yet with more than 400 attendees and students from 40 schools around the world!
Frank Sesno & Chris Policinski at the 2018 Planet Forward Summit
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Farmers genuinely care about doing their part to protect our planet, for all the same reasons as anyone else. While it’s a worthy sentiment, I believe it’s time to update our message to reflect the changing reality of our industry.
Azzizia Desalination Plant

Azzizia Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia. (Waleed Alzuhair/Flickr)

Northeastern University
Q&A with Sarah Fletcher, a Fellow for Water Solutions, about large desalination plant infrastructure projects and alternatives such as water rationing.

From left: Alex Rubenstein, Navya Pothamsetty, Shandra Furtado, Ashley Gallagher, Katherine Baker, Sven Lindblad, Frank Sesno, Vanessa Moss, Emily Arnold and Dr. Imani M. Cheers.

Planet Forward
Winners will travel to Alaska, courtesy of Alaska Airlines, to travel with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion this June.
University of Montana
Dr. Tom Lovejoy revels in the importance of a connected rainforest ecosystem in the Amazon and the role that Camp 41 serves — embedding human aspiration in natural landscapes.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse delivered his 200th speech on climate change on March 13, 2018. (Screengrab from video.)

Northwestern University
Every week the Senate has been in session since April 2012, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has delivered a speech about climate change. He just marked his 200th "Time to Wake Up" speech.
SUNY ESF
Current political and social systems resist meaningful change. As a result, a punk subculture, committed to portraying and moving toward a sustainable future, has formed.
Lonely Lake
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The global warming is real. When you go to school near a lake that freezes during winter, the lake is your everyday's weather forecast and the best evidence of climate change.

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