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Civil Eats

Lela Nargi

19 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Reentry programs for people recently released from prison rarely focus on nutrition, must less provide cooking demonstrations. But the Fortune Society hosts 200 formerly incarcerated people at a weekly demo as part of...

Truthout

Frederick Clayton

17 April 2021

San Diego, California, United States

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As the U.S. Southwest continues to navigate ongoing water crises, several places — including Las Vegas; Orange County, California;, and San Diego — are turning wastewater into drinking water. Their various systems are...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Judy Bankman

16 April 2021

West Virginia, United States

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In the race to vaccinate hundreds of millions of people, innovators in certain places have excelled at getting shots into arms, including in hard-to-reach or vaccine-reluctant populations. West Virginia broke from the...

Devex

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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...

El Paso Matters

Molly Smith

13 April 2021

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Texan cities, like McAllen and El Paso, are bridging the digital divide for students and building infrastructure to connect whole communities. In El Paso, the city used $150,000 of the $84 million it received in feder...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

13 April 2021

Nampa, Idaho, United States

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In-school therapy is an increasingly popular mental health support in Idaho schools. Through a partnership with local agencies, therapists are available at schools and are able to set appointments with students, witho...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

5 April 2021

Marin County, California, United States

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In California's Marin County, mobile vaccine teams are helping to deliver vaccines to populations that are "homebound, homeless, and hesitant." The team has been able to administer 8,000 shots so far, which organizers...

Footprint

Kanchan Srivastava

5 April 2021

Chintalkunta, Telangana, India

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A teenager in India came up with a solution to combat the plastic waste crisis that usually comes with planting trees. Srija created a biodegradable pot made out of groundnut shells that decomposes in the soil after 2...

Indian Country Today

Meghan Sullivan

31 March 2021

St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, United States

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Sam Schimmel, a college student and member of the Siberian Yupik and Kenaitze tribes, helped organize a food drive on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska. The initiative, known as Operation Fish Drop — delivered more than 1...

Atlas Obscura

Luke Fater

31 March 2021

Bermuda

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There is no natural freshwater source on Bermuda, so residents turn to rainfall as a way to fulfill their water needs. The white limestone Bermuda roofs are used to catch and redirect rain into underground tanks that ...

Christian Science Monitor

Kamala Thiagarajan

29 March 2021

Bengaluru, India

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Anthill Creations has built 275 "playscapes" across India, mostly using discarded vehicle tires as the affordable raw materials. In many parts of the country, children lack outdoor play spaces and toys to enliven thei...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

27 March 2021

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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In Nairobi, community health volunteers have played a crucial role during the coronavirus pandemic by providing reliable health care information to residents. They also have been a key resource in delivering essential...

Noozhawk

Brooke Holland

27 March 2021

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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In Santa Barbara County, county officials have used findings from the Latinx & Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force to inform the placement of testing pop-up locations during the pandemic. Most recently, th...

The Washington Post

Stephanie McCrummen

27 March 2021

Uniontown, Alabama, United States

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To Covid vaccinations into as many arms as possible, a group of community clinics in Alabama called Cahaba Medical Care is working together with underserved communities to spread the word and schedule appointments. Al...

WKYT-TV

Garrett Wymer

Sam Dick

25 March 2021

Knott County, Kentucky, United States

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A drone company and Kentucky Homeplace, a University of Kentucky initiative to address rural health, have used drones to deliver personal protective equipment packages to isolated, rural homes that can become inaccess...

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

22 March 2021

New York, United States

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Doctors across the U.S. are mobilizing to distribute Covid vaccines to those who are homebound and likely vulnerable to the coronavirus. Although efforts are still early, in New York, one hospital's house calls progra...

The Fresno Bee

Ashleigh Panoo

19 March 2021

Reedley, California, United States

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For many college students, the cost of a textbook is often cost-prohibitive and instructors are looking at ways to address that. At Reedley College in California, instructors are curating their own teaching content th...

International Centre for Investigative Reporting

Seun Durojaiye

13 March 2021

Nigeria

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To combat high rates of sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria, the Spotlight Initiative supports several organizations providing counseling and educational services to victims and to women and girls at risk of a...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Anuradha Nagaraj

8 March 2021

Saligao, Goa, India

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Through a government funding program, several communities are working on initiatives to improve their access to clean drinking water. In India, one community formed a citizen’s group, cleaned up a local pond, and rest...

Life & Thyme

Zainab Onuh-Yahaya

23 February 2021

Nigeria

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During Nigerians' protests against the brutality of the Nigerian Police Force's Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a single tweet for donations to feed protesters grew into a movement that sustained the protests both physica...

Texas Tribune

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Kiah Collier

22 February 2021

Texas, United States

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After winter storms and freezing temperatures in 2011 and 2014 caused power plants in Texas to shut down, the state’s energy regulators failed to adapt the state’s electric grid for future extreme weather events. Expe...

WBEZ

Edie Rubinowitz

21 February 2021

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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When a teenager in Evanston, Illinois realized that senior citizens were facing difficulties securing Covid vaccination appointments due to technology barriers, he created a website to help eliminate some of the techn...

MPR News

Dan Gunderson

19 February 2021

White Earth Reservation, Minnesota, United States

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A partnership between the White Earth Nation and Mahnomen County in Minnesota has been a key factor in the above-average vaccination rates in the county. Because the county is located within the borders of the White E...

Christian Science Monitor

Taylor Luck

19 February 2021

Zaatari, Jordan

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The Jordan government is prioritizing offering the Covid-19 vaccine to refugees before most citizens with the goal of decreasing the transmission rate for those who must live closely together and in crowded conditions...

Associated Press

Elena Becatoros

18 February 2021

Avlona, Greece

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When the pandemic shut schools down in Greece, that included the schooling system in place for those in Greece’s Avlona Special Youth Detention Center; so, the director of the school started broadcasting lessons over ...

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