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Explore solutions that seek to maintain a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. Everyone has the right to access fresh air, drinkable water, and unspoiled natural resources. Individuals, businesses, schools, governments, and organizations are working to preserve and protect the planet and empower people to participate in the environmental decision-making process. These stories look at how those groups are saving these resources from excessive development or destruction to ensure the survival of plants, animals, and energy for future generations.

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