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Julie Ball

9 March 2021

Somalia

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A greenhouse that is cooled by seawater and the wind is allowing farmers in Somaliland to grow crops like tomatoes and vegetables despite extreme heat. By creating an environment that is higher in humidity and cooler ...

WBUR

Lauren Sommer

8 March 2021

United States

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States are creating microgrids with the use of large batteries and solar panels in an effort to fortify their utilities infrastructure against extreme weather. Such investments enable communities to prevent prolonged ...

Reuters

Issei Kato

Mari Saito

5 March 2021

Otsuchi, Japan

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A man who lost a cousin to cancer built a phone booth with an unconnected rotary phone to imagine conversations with his loved one. It became "the phone of the wind," used by thousands across Japan who lost family in ...

Grist

Alexandria Herr

26 February 2021

Texas, United States

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Texas mutual aid groups raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help people with food, housing, and other supplies after natural disasters, which are increasing due to climate change. Organizers go door-to-door and...

Physics World

Michael Allen

23 February 2021

Urbana, Illinois, United States

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After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, scientists are looking for ways to ensure the future of nuclear power is safer. One possibility is improving the protective barrier that surrounds the fuel pellets. They coat...

Texas Tribune

Vianna Davila

Jeremy Schwartz

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...

USA Today

Andrew Yawn

19 February 2021

New Roads, Louisiana, United States

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Pecan Acres in Louisiana is known as Flood City since many residents can’t remember a time when their homes weren’t impacted by rising waters. To help these people, the state has started a relocation project to move t...

Wall Street Journal

Katherine Blunt

Russell Gold

19 February 2021

Texas, United States

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By relying on the market to give energy suppliers' incentives to keep the power going during extreme weather events, a historic cold snap in Texas revealed cracks in the state’s free-market energy system, which left m...

Atlas Obscura

Winnie Lee

16 February 2021

Longicharo Island, Kenya

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The nonprofit group Save Giraffes Now, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Northern Rangelands Trust, and local community members are working together to save the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe species. Rising lake level...

Slate

Terry Greene Sterling

29 January 2021

Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States

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A collaborative experiment between Indigenous community activists, tribal officials, loggers, nonprofits, and the U.S. Forest Service is delivering firewood to residents who need it for heating and cooking. The progra...

CNN

Christina Zdanowicz

25 January 2021

Kittitas County, Washington, United States

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Kittitas County is leading the way in Washington state in efforts to distribute the coronavirus vaccine thanks to having a strong disaster management system in place. The county is accustomed to responding to disaster...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Imran Mukhtar

25 January 2021

Nagarparkar, Sindh, Pakistan

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A government scheme in Pakistan involves the construction of water-harvesting dams in areas that experience droughts, which allows farmers in the region to use the irrigation water from the dams for their crops. One f...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Catie Cheshire

Sinead Hickey

Miles Green

12 January 2021

Arizona, United States

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Arizona's Inmate Wildfire Program trains incarcerated people to fight wildfires, paying them low prison wages to provide a critically needed service as wildfires grow more common. Members of the only all-female crew, ...

SFGate

Amy Graff

5 January 2021

Ukiah, California, United States

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When a hospital refrigerator that was housing 850 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine stopped working, local health officials in Mendocino County, California worked together to quickly devise a distribution plan. Through st...

Ensia

Ambika Chawla

30 December 2020

Somalia

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Durable Solutions Initiative (DSI) aims to create long-term solutions to help internally displaced people in under-resourced urban areas, many of whom fled climate-related disasters. DSI relies on ideas from the displ...

The Counter

Carmen Russo

22 December 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As a way to soften the impacts of a future storm, an artificial oyster reef was installed in New York City. This green infrastructure can absorb the shock of waves and decrease the amount of flooding, as well as build...

The Local

Nanna Vedel-Hertz

21 December 2020

Lesvos, Greece

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People living in the Kara Tepe refugee camp find creative ways to withstand the oftentimes inhumane conditions. To supplement insufficient food rations, volunteers bake and distribute up to 400 pieces of bread a day w...

Santa Cruz Local

Stephen Baxter

21 December 2020

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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The number of prescribed burn associations in California is on the rise, advocating for more controlled fires that could prevent larger wildfires. There are at least 13 in the Golden State with the latest being the Ce...

Sentinel Source (The Keene Sentinel)

Meg McIntyre

12 December 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Since the pandemic, 50 childcare programs in New Hampshire shut down permanently. That’s because childcare centers receive payments based on attendance, not enrollment. To help, states like New Hampshire, and others, ...

Ensia

Debora MacKenzie

8 December 2020

China

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Public health experts are strategizing for how to combat the next pandemic by learning from what failed to prevent the most recent coronavirus pandemic. From increasing surveillance of viruses to using diagnostic tech...

The Huffington Post

Rachel Ramirez

1 December 2020

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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With rising temperatures occurring all over the world, cities are implementing plans to combat heat waves and protect its residents. The city of Ahmedabad in India has been a model for heat resiliency after it created...

Next City

Marianne Dhenin

6 November 2020

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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A 20-year project by the nonprofit Lomakatsi Restoration Project to restore native plants helped to spare Ashland, Ore., from the worst destruction of a wildfire. Along the Bear Creek greenway in Ashland, the restorat...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

5 November 2020

Shaver Lake, California, United States

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A collaboration between former adversaries over forest management and preservation in the Sierra National Forest led to a $9 million investment into making 154,000 acres healthier, and able to withstand destruction in...

Wall Street Journal

Ted Alcorn

3 November 2020

Sweden

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Satellite-based forest monitoring, paired with other sophisticated measures of a forest's health, is transforming the speed, precision, and economics of finding and eradicating infestations and pinpointing acreage whe...

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Erica Gies

Dhritiman Mukherjee

30 October 2020

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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The city of Chennai in India is engaging in wetlands restoration and stormwater management by using traditional knowledge and community action to reduce flooding and ensure that people have access to drinking water. T...

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