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The trends and upcoming projects that will engage us in 2017 — as predicted by TED’s science, design and technology curators.

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A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

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This fall photographer Camille Seaman travelled to join the pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Here, she brings us up close to some of the many people drawn there to defend the water and the earth.

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Travis Threlkel paints in light. His canvas: the largest buildings he can find.

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One environmental advocate’s quest to detox the healthcare sector.

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For the last 12 years, LaToya Ruby Frazier has photographed her family as it deals with reality on the American post-industrial front lines in Braddock, Pennsylvania. The images, she says, show a family struggling to survive.

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Johan Rockström’s theory of climate boundaries has proven so influential it’s been adopted by the Vatican. Writer John Carey digs into the theory — and why Rockström says his isn’t, actually, a doomsday message.