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WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

8 May 2021

North Carolina, United States

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As COVID-19 forced some low cost and free clinics to use telemedicine to treat patients it became clear that it was an efficient and convenient way to reduce unnecessary trips to the emergency room and meet the immedi...

Broadview Magazine

Diane Peters

7 May 2021

Markham, Ontario, Canada

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A community effort spearheaded by a local church and a software company is helping senior citizens in Markham, Ontario secure Covid vaccine appointments. Ahead of the vaccine rollout, a reverend and a parishioner bega...

BBC

Nick Holland

4 May 2021

Papua New Guinea

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After remote Indigenous communities in Papau New Guinea set aside some of their land as conservation areas, they wanted to know if it was working. With the help from scientists and The Nature Conservancy, they were ab...

Bloomberg CityLab

Marianne Dhenin

4 May 2021

Jinja City, Uganda

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Solar-powered street lights have replaced the shoddy conventional lighting in Jinja City, Uganda. Solar-powered panels and batteries power lighting that is not only cheaper but is also more reliable and has resulted i...

The New York Times

Virginia Hughes

3 May 2021

Kentland, Indiana, United States

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Genetic genealogy's use in criminal cases has gone mainstream. As the cases of three murder victims in Indiana illustrate, the science of DNA evidence combined with genealogical research and detective work is rapidly ...

MIT Technology Review

Varsha Bansal

28 April 2021

India

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In India, citizen-led small-scale digital efforts are helping to connect Covid-19 patients with the resources, supplies, and medical equipment they need to survive. The citizen groups are largely using online platform...

Mashable

Christianna Silva

28 April 2021

United States

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Social media influencers are using “pre-bunking” -- the practice of exposing people to misinformation and offering expert-backed explanations of why it isn’t true before they see the misinformation in the wild – as a ...

Financial Times

Andres Schipani

27 April 2021

Nanyuki, Kenya

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More and more park rangers, judges, prosecutors, and wildlife investigators are working together to stop poaching in Kenya. Through training and a new app that allows all parties to track wild animals in a protected c...

Chalkbeat

Johann Calhoun

26 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Families with students in prekindergarten in Philadelphia now are eligible for PHLConnectED, a program that provides students with free internet access during remote learning. The program has already reached out to ov...

Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

23 April 2021

Houston, Texas, United States

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One of the first crime-lab scandals gave birth to a better way of ensuring the integrity and accuracy of forensic evidence. The Houston Forensic Science Center operates independently of law enforcement agencies, with ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Kim Harrisberg

22 April 2021

Cape Town, South Africa

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Watergate Estate is working on two issues in South Africa: affordable housing and renewable energy. The housing development is installing solar panels for its residents that are being bought by people all over the wor...

TVO

Nathaniel Basen

22 April 2021

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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After lithium-ion batteries from iPhones, laptops, or electric cars are used up, the Ontario-based company LiCycle recycles parts of them to be reused in new batteries or in other products. While the recycling process...

Rest of World

Mahima Jain

22 April 2021

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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In India, where women face high rates of harassment by men but rarely report abuse because they view the police as hostile, the Telangana State Police encouraged more reporting by turning WhatsApp into an anti-harassm...

Hothouse Solutions

Willem Marx

20 April 2021

Hem, France

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Inspired by the Dutch concept of “Energiesprong,” or “energy jump,” a developer in France retrofitted a group of townhouses for social housing to be more environmentally friendly. They installed polyurethane facades t...

The Daily Yonder

John Miller

19 April 2021

Wheeling, West Virginia, United States

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Ledenews.com is one of the more than 80 online-only news sites started in 2019 to fill the void in news deserts. The site covers sports, politics, traffic, and local stories about local people in the Wheeling, WV area...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Jonathan Levine

19 April 2021

South Sudan

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As a way to help train frontline health workers in developing countries about childbirth practices and child health, a nurse practitioner launched a video production project to offer short instructional films. In the ...

Freethink

Teresa Carey

17 April 2021

Maine, United States

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Running Tide Technologies, a shellfish hatchery in Maine, is betting on kelp forests as a way to store carbon deep in the ocean and sell that carbon to corporations looking to combat climate change and offset their ow...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Kagondu David Njagi

15 April 2021

Kwale, Kenya

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As a way to combat unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent further deforestation in Kenya, local rangers are using smartphones, satellite feeds, and global mapping to monitor their forests. The projec...

Dallas Free Press

Sujata Dand

15 April 2021

Dallas, Texas, United States

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A wireless network is bringing fast and reliable internet service to students living within two miles of Lincoln High School. A large cell tower on the premises of the school is extending the WiFi to receivers given t...

Devex

Nithin Coca

Naomi Mihara

14 April 2021

Vanuatu

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As the small island nation of Vanuatu emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of a tropical cyclone, entrepreneur Votausi Lucyann Mackenzie-Reur argues that they need to focus on local ingredients to be a...

The Atlantic

Eric Scigliano

13 April 2021

United States

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When the pandemic shut courthouses, millions of court hearings and even trials moved online to keep the system operating. That shift is becoming permanent, at least for minor, routine proceedings. There are many reaso...

The Fresno Bee

Ashleigh Panoo

12 April 2021

Fresno, California, United States

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The Reconnect Program in Fresno is helping college students pick up where they left off. The program is aimed at former students close to completing their degrees, but who left or paused their studies. Although the pr...

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Jhesset Enano

11 April 2021

Leyte, Philippines

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Over 70 Catholic dioceses in the Philippines have entered into an agreement with energy resource company WeGen Laudato Si to install solar panels on their parishes, schools, and other buildings. The Diocese of Maasin ...

Grady Newsource

Trey Young

7 April 2021

Georgia, United States

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11Alive, a Georgia news station, runs a program called "Verify" that helps residents get accurate information and slow the spread of disinformation. Viewers submit a form online or via an app to request any piece of i...

NBC News

Brandy Zadrozny

5 April 2021

Chippewa Township, Pennsylvania, United States

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In areas with no newspapers, locals are increasingly turning to Facebook groups to share resources and information about local happenings, particularly crime. Many of The News Alerts of Beaver County's 43,000 members ...

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