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Amy Yee

19 June 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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When disaster strikes, ordinary citizens are often the first people on the scene. Bangladesh is helping people prepare for emergencies by offering free three-day trainings in search and rescue techniques, first aid, a...

The Nation

Amy Yee

22 May 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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After a major fire, labor standards in Bangladesh are improving, but workers must have a voice if these changes are to be sustainable.

The Washington Post

Amy Yee

23 April 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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In the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster, more than 200 clothing brands pledged to make their source factories compliant with international safety standards under two international agreements, using laws and rules ...

GOOD Magazine

Jennifer Hattam

13 March 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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With the recent large influx of refugees, crumbling infrastructure, crowded streets, and struggling social services, bing disabled or homeless in Istanbul means facing serious challenges to carving out a dignified lif...

The Globe and Mail

John Lorinc

20 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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New York City suffered from fires that erupted in overcrowded, run-down apartments. Then the city sleuthed through residential records and found that landlords who foreclosed let their properties fall apart and ignore...

Politico

Debra Bruno

13 January 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Cities tend to be dangerous and difficult places to live for older residents. A private public partnership in New York is catering to seniors through small changes in the city such as para-transit options and seniors-...

The National

Jennifer Hattam

4 January 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is often congested with traffic, especially as the population grows and more people buy cars but the lack of bicycle infrastructure has prevented biking from being an alternative transportation. This is chang...

re:form

Benjamin Goldfarb

9 October 2014

Missoula, Montana, United States

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As a state with robust populations of wildlife, Montana has had its share of roadkill. Its Department of Transportation developed animal shelving, a type of wildlife crossing, to enable safe passage for small animals ...

Inside Energy

Stephanie Joyce

18 September 2014

Dutch Harbor, Alaska, United States

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The dangers of the crabbing industry were well known long before the show "Deadliest Catch" made them famous. But deaths on the job decreased dramatically thanks to an awareness campaign spearheaded by the National In...

Mental Floss

Melissa Gaskill

14 August 2014

Florida, United States

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According to the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, there are fewer than 180 panthers left in the state due to high rates of animal-vehicle collision. Now, the state is trying to prevent further harming the spe...

High Country News

Benjamin Goldfarb

13 August 2014

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Many wildlife are killed each year as they are hit by cars when crossing highways. Montana built crossing structures over high risk sections of highways, such as grass covered tunnels, for animals to cross safely and ...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

30 July 2014

Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Support and popularity for bicycle use and culture has grown in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Following a deadly incident killing two cyclists at a bicycle event, the city has seen a demonstrative outpouring of support. City ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

21 May 2014

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

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Naloxone could be the secret to curing New England's heroin consumption. Trying to expand access to the life-saving overdose antidote is the real obstacle.

The New York Times

Matt Flegenheimer

12 May 2014

Stockholm, Sweden

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The rate of roadway deaths in Sweden is at an international low due to an approach called Vision Zero. Now the country’s approach faces perhaps its stiffest test: the streets of New York City.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

23 April 2014

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has often struggled maintaining safety in the workplace. But a new effort ensures that Bangladeshi workers are trained about how to better follow security and safety restrictions to create a safer working e...

The Economist

The Economist

26 February 2014

Sweden

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Sweden's "Vision Zero" program has used a comprehensive approach to infrastructure and regulation to drastically reduce traffic-related deaths, making Swedish roads the safest in the world.

Stuff

Marika Hill

26 January 2014

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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A school in New Zealand took the rules out of recess. They found that when the kids were mentally engaged during play time activities they were less likely to have problems, such as bullying within the classroom.

The Atlantic

Amy Yee

30 December 2013

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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The biggest killer of children in Bangladesh is drowning, especially among low income families. The injury prevention center, CIPRB, has started swimming education programs and teaching young kids rescue techniques.

The New York Times

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

29 July 2013

Cuba

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Despite the fact that Cuba and the United States have had no bilateral relations for decades, the countries' meteorological institutions do collaborate by exchanging information about weather. This relationship could ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Goodyear

13 June 2013

Bogotá, Colombia

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Bogotá has become a danger for pedestrians. Cars have the right of the way and it is up to pedestrians to stay alert and safe. Now, citizens are using paint on sidewalks and roads to draw attention to dangers such as ...

TreeHugger

A.K. Streeter

2 October 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Conventional merchants are afraid to lose parking spaces to bike parking or bike lanes. New York and Portland are finding cyclists increase local economies, and spend more money too.

Inter Press Service News Agency

Julio Godoy

18 July 2012

Paris, France

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Paris is a city plagued by traffic jams and air pollution. In 2007, the local government created a public bicycle sharing program called Velib that has drastically reduced the number of cars on the roadways and parkin...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Goodyear

25 April 2012

Copenhagen, Denmark

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When Amsterdam and the Netherlands were facing an urban dilemma between building bicycle or automobile friendly streets, citizens organized to promote the prioritization of cyclist safety above all else. This public o...

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