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A grey, rocky peak juts up from the center of the frame and overlooks trees and a view all the way to a foggy-looking horizon.

View from Hawk Mountain (Rachel Freed/George Washington University)

George Washington University
As climate change worsens and people migrate, seeking safety in higher elevations, Appalachia is expected to become a prime destination for thousands of Americans. How can this new community create a sustainable future?
Amber-colored winged bug on a green leaf.

A Brood X cicada on a leaf (Bill Nino/Unsplash).

George Washington University
During the Brood X cicada emergence in the spring of 2021, an entomologist used environmental education to alleviate fear and spark fascination about the insects among Washington, D.C. elementary school students.
Two men in suits talk to one another in front a blue wall with green and white United nation Climate Change graphics.

"Prime Minister Boris Johnson and António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations at COP26 World Leaders Summit" (Karwai Tang/UK Government via Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
In conversation with PF Correspondent Helen Bradshaw, Washington Post climate reporter Tik Root analyzed what happened in the conference, or maybe more appropriately, what didn’t happen.
People circle around round, white tables on a green floor beneath an illuminate globe which represents the Earth.

"The action zone and globe at COP26 at the Hydro, Glasgow." (Alan Harvey/UK Government via Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
In the aftermath of COP26, PF Correspondent Lily John sat down with social-ecological systems and ecological economics researcher Dr. Valerie Luzadis, who attended the summit virtually.
A selfie of a group of young people

University of Connecticut's COP26 cohort pauses for a photo on the streets of Glasgow. (Scott Wallace/University of Connecticut)

University of Connecticut
In November, I traveled to Glasgow, Scotland for COP26 with four professors and 15 University of Connecticut students, representing 13 different majors. The students shared why they attended the conference and what they learned there.
Silhouette of a woman waving a scarf in the sky against the backdrop of a cloudy sky at sunset.

(Image by Anant Sharma/Pixabay)

George Washington University
The Road to COP26 |  I hope decision makers will finally hear and amplify the voices of those most affected by the climate crisis—from coastal communities to youth activists to Indigenous environmental defenders.

As of 2020, the population of piping plovers has improved after being protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1986. (Mathew Schwartz/Unsplash)

Professor, University of Connecticut
The Road to COP26 | The students who join us at COP26 have enthusiasm and determination that are contagious. We'll be looking for "win-win-win solutions at COP26 that can address all three crises."
In a crowd of people in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., a sign reads: "Planet BEFORE Profit: change the politics, not the CLIMATE!"

Protesters at a 2019 climate march in Washington, D.C. (Victoria Middleton/Planet Forward)

Digital Editor, Planet Forward
The Road to COP26 | You often hear conversations about how to convert climate change deniers into science believers. Yet I don’t see a cultural struggle for “hearts and minds,” but a material struggle for power.

The Green Bronx Machine teaches students how to garden and produce their own nutritious food. (Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine)

George Washington University
The Bronx is home to many things — Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the birth of hip-hop — and most recently, an idea powerful enough to change the world.
The George Washington University
When it comes to teaching youth, courses in environmental education are just as important as health, language, science, and technology. This wildlife children's book, for the kids at a South African primary school, helped students practice English.

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