The American Geophysical Union launches its new, open-access journal Earth's Future, with Ben van der Pluijm as Editor-in-Chief.  Created to reflect the risks and opportunities associated with environmental changes and challenges, Earth’s Future features primary research across disciplines and seeks connections to policy through editorials, essays, reviews and other commentary pieces. Contributors tackle solutions to such grand challenges as population increase, industrial and agricultural development, urbanization, climate change, geohazards, energy, food and water resource sustainability and security.