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Priyanka Borpujari

18 January 2017

Canton Las Limas, Chalatenango, El Salvador

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When Maria Lidia Guardado learned that a Canadian mining company was drilling on her land, she educated herself. Through her new found knowledge she learned her rights, and led her community in a nonviolent effort to ...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Emily Wier

5 December 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Climate financing, determining which nations pay and which nations receive, is a challenge for the United Nations. The World Bank created a Pilot Auction Fund, which competitively allocates credit in an online auction...

Yale Environment 360

Heather Millar

8 November 2016

Mombasa, Kenya

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In recent years, advances in technologies such as genetics testing, forensic sciences, and online database management have allowed governments and organizations to tackle poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife at ...

Christian Science Monitor

Mark Trumbull

Zack Colman

28 October 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Even if Blacks and Latinos are more vulnerable to environmental pollution and disasters, very few groups have been working to build awareness around this issues. Fortunately, green groups and foundations are mobilizin...

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Amy Yee

4 October 2016

Kakhin Bimile, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Idcol), a government-backed Bangladeshi energy and infrastructure group, is helping bring solar power to homes in rural Bangladesh that once relied on dangerous kerosene or ...

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Chris Arsenault

28 September 2016

Brasilia, Brazil

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13 years ago, Brazil didn't have satellite data or heat mapping to track illegal logging. Neither did they have weapon wielding agents working to stop ecological crime. These tools, in addition to the help of indigeno...

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Ann Babe

26 September 2016

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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If you’ve ever been to a music festival, you’ve probably stepped inside a chemical toilet. The blue, plastic toilets, are meant to be temporary. However, in post-Apartheid, Cape Town, they are permanent fixtures for a...

Environmental Health News

Brian Bienkowski

23 August 2016

Crow Reservation, Montana, United States

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Reservations often have to fight legal battles for access to clean water, and state and federal agencies often exclude tribal members from decision-making because they deem tribal members unqualified unless they have ...

Ensia

Rowan Jacobson

19 July 2016

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Israel experienced extreme drought a few years ago and its water supply was very low. National campaigns to install desalination plants have helped Israel turnaround its inadequate water supply into a surplus. The wat...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

4 July 2016

Kenya

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It's not just poaching that is changing the landscape of the elephant kingdom, it's human's actions in general. In an attempt to understand the geographical needs of elephants, scientists are arming the species with r...

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Ashish Sharma

1 July 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Twenty-first century cities face the factors of climate change with intensity as urban heating threatens human and the earth’s health. The University of Notre Dame has conducted research on green and cool roofing proj...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

17 June 2016

Burnsville, Minnesota, United States

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Global climate change might seem to call for global action, but there are efforts going on in places you wouldn't necessarily look, with countless examples in cities across Minnesota.

Ensia

Liza Gross

23 May 2016

London, England, United Kingdom

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Despite humanity's shared need for healthy oceans and marine biodiversity to support life as we know it, there is no central regulatory body able to protect the massive, critical swaths of ocean beyond any one country...

Yale Environment 360

Fred Pearce

19 May 2016

Paris, France

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While international initiatives have helped curb carbon emissions in numerous sectors like forestry, manufacturing, and energy production, two of the biggest CO2 contributors have remained unchecked on the sidelines u...

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Erica Gies

22 April 2016

Utah, United States

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In Navajo Nation, access to water is scarce and 38% of people don't have it. In several states tribes have been signing away their rights to rivers and other water sources in exchange for help with building the infras...

How We Get to Next

Duncan Geere

19 April 2016

Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan

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An ad-hoc community that sprung up around a former military bunker in what is now Taipei was initially seen by the city government as a blight, with irregular buildings that violated structural codes and its self-cont...

Inside Climate News

Neela Banerjee

17 March 2016

Eight Mile, Alabama, United States

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Eight years after a mercaptan spill in Eight Mile, Alabama, its mostly black and working class residents still suffer from respiratory issues, rashes and headaches.

BBC

Madeline Taylor

14 February 2016

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has pioneered a methodology that has resulted in getting most of its electricity from hydroelectric plants, reversing deforestation through implementing financial incentives and achieving a 99 percent fossi...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

28 January 2016

Butembo, Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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All over the world, new fair trade projects or approaches are sprouting up to foster trading relationships that pay off for farmers, giving them more adequate wages and rights.

Bloomberg CityLab

Dana Raidt

23 December 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Thanks to years of government intervention, the city of Copenhagen has almost perfectly clean water — even better than bottled water. Denmark utilizes overflow barriers, underground water storage, and rerouted wastewa...

Al Jazeera

Ndoni Khanyile

4 December 2015

Sukhrali, Haryana, India

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The rapid development of emerging economies across Asia and Africa is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty - but there is much debate as to how to best structure this growth. If these economies evolve...

Yale Environment 360

Cheryl Katz

28 September 2015

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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Property rights, circumscribed jurisdictions, and conflicts with neighbors exacerbate Native American efforts to restore tribal land and resources. Some tribes have found success by tapping into a trend of support fro...

The New York Times

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

9 September 2015

Niger

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Creative, bottom-up solutions in renewable energy and land use are helping combat poverty in many parts of rural Africa. An innovative business model combining solar power and cellphones allows rural areas to access c...

The Atlantic

Jillian Kumagai

5 September 2015

Tanzania

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Not all reality shows focus on the lives of the rich and famous. Female Food Heroes, is a Tanzanian reality show in which female farmers compete against each other for a grand prize. Ultimately, it’s not just about th...

Christian Science Monitor

Doug Struck

9 August 2015

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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Around the globe, countries have taken actions that have helped reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of renewable energy. Although the state of Florida feels the effects of climate change, its state representa...

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