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The Globe and Mail

Oliver Moore

31 March 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto wants to improve its transit system, perhaps there are solutions that can be applied from other cities. Changing the way parking is priced, improving bus shelters, implementing more highway tolls, and having a...

Yale Environment 360

Cheryl Katz

23 March 2017

United States

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Once largely confined to the desert Southwest, solar power is making its way across the United States. Due to decreasing prices in installations, coupled with government incentives and increasing knowledge of energy h...

The Tennessean

David Plazas

22 February 2017

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Nashville is trying out creative ways to help residents deal with rising rent. While state policies do not always favor rent control and mixed-income housing units are still years away, several solutions are being imp...

Food and Environment Reporting Network

Barry Yeoman

9 February 2017

Louisiana, United States

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Tribal areas in Louisiana are suffering from massive land loss due to flooding, which has taken away a lot of food sources and livelihood. In response, the First People's Conservation Council has been created, which i...

BBC

Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

25 January 2017

Australia

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Tough laws, taxes, and a public information campaign helped cut Australia’s adult smoking rate in half. The country leads the world in these efforts, including being the first to require plain tobacco packaging in 201...

Mosaic Science

Emma Young

17 January 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

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In Iceland,the relationship between people and the state has allowed an effective national programme to reduce teen consumption of alcohol and drugs. The program identifies youth that are likely to abuse drugs and off...

BBC

Martha Lane Fox

15 January 2017

Tunisia

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Tunisian women have more rights than any other Islamic country. Since their revolution in 1956, the country has led the Arab world in establishing rights for women. Since then, legislation is still being pushed forwar...

The Nation

Laurie Mazur

12 December 2016

United States

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With little action happening to reverse or prepare for climate change at the federal level, local communities have taken initiative on their own. From voters in Flagstaff passing a $10 million bond to bolster forest m...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Gilbert

2 December 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 laid waste to much of the city and killed 185 people. Although on the opposite side of the world, Seattle is home to strikingly similar buildi...

MIT Technology Review

Peter Fairley

21 November 2016

Canada

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The United States has refused to institute a carbon tax, but Canada has agreed to a carbon tax in all provinces by 2018. The carbon tax has received support across party lines, however, some elections remain to see if...

Chicago Tribune

Hal Dardick

14 November 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To create revenue and avoid damaging cuts for public health and public safety systems, Cook County has approved a controversial penny-an-ounce pop tax.

TakePart

Mark Obbie

19 September 2016

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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Oklahoma has the second highest incarceration rate in the country. Despite spending millions, the prison population in the state kept rising until Governor Fallin enrolled the state in the Justice Reinvestment Initiat...

Bloomberg CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

3 August 2016

Paris, France

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France’s cities, including Paris, are among the world’s most expensive to live in. In 2015, France passed rent control laws that restrict outlandish rent increases through the Rent Observatory that oversees the differ...

Christian Science Monitor

Lonnie Shekhtman

8 July 2016

Albuquerque, Vermont, United States

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Vermont's passage of a law requiring food that is genetically modified to be labeled spurred action at the national level to create one standard, rather than a patchwork of state laws, that offers food companies sever...

BBC

Helena Merriman

5 July 2016

Minnesota, United States

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What if you could figure out a way to nudge bankers into making decisions with more integrity, in order to avoid future financial woes? Can a sense of safety and ethics be forced into company culture? The Inquiry take...

Chicago Reporter

Adeshina Emmanuel

22 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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ClaimStat is a New York city program that uses data to track allegations of police misconduct on a neighborhood level and shares the information with the public, helping prevent lawsuits against the city and diverting...

The Huffington Post

Melissa Jeltsen

13 May 2016

Connecticut, United States

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Women are especially vulnerable to gun violence from domestic partners. New state and federal laws are being proposed and passed which require abusers to give up their firearm after a temporary restraining order is fi...

The Seattle Times

Steve Miletich

16 April 2016

East Haven, Connecticut, United States

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After serious issues with excessive force and police discrimination reached a head in East Haven, Conn., major department overhauls that focused on more diverse hiring, de-escalation techniques, crisis intervention, a...

Al Jazeera

Sarita Santoshini

7 March 2016

Manipur, India

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Many women in Manipur are left as widows as the Indian Security Forces' fight against extremism leaves many innocent victims. Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network and other organizations are dedicated to helping women...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

23 December 2015

Bologna, Italy

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Bologna is demonstrating the utility of allowing citizens to help with projects in cash-strapped cities. A new policy makes it easier for citizens to head city projects and to participate in guiding the future of the ...

Chicago Tribune

Katherine Skiba

12 December 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, a white police officer shot Laquan McDonald, a young black man, 16 times, for refusing to stop. The city created a task force in the midst of an already existing investigation by the Department of Justice ...

The New York Times

Austin Ramzy

Michelle Innis

Patrick Boehler

4 December 2015

Australia

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The effectiveness of Australia's gun laws is said to be skewed by its already declining gun violence. The effect is difficult to isolate but new research affirms that the decline accelerated significantly under new gu...

The Shreveport Times

Lex Talamo

29 November 2015

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

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Shreveport, Louisiana, faces blight. New Orleans decreased blight by 30 percent by creating an authority for the task, using technology to collect data, and providing residents with information and help.

ProPublica

Lois Beckett

24 November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In the U.S. 200 black men are killed with guns for every 3 people killed in a mass shooting. Little federal attention is given to urban violence programs even though there exists an effective deterrence program implem...

New York Magazine

Margaret Hartmann

2 October 2015

Australia

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The U.S. continues to resist restrictive gun laws. Australia and Britain significantly decreased mass shootings through the banning of certain guns, more restrictive permits, buyback programs, and a national firearms ...

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