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6 September 2017
Chicago, Illinois, United States
At the old site of Pullman railroad cars, Chicago has found some creative ways to foster development. A community bank created Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, which uses neighborhood input to decide which projects t...
Molly A. Seltzer
4 August 2017
McIntosh, Alabama, United States
One of the greatest challenges to integrating renewable energy sources into the power grid has been the issue of storage - where and how to keep power generated during off-hours (such as overnight) when demand is low....
18 May 2017
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
An economic shift to renewable energy could take decades, but thanks to rapidly evolving disruptive technologies, dropping prices of solar and wind power sources, and increasing market demand for green business, the ...
Pro Bono Australia
11 May 2017
Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
A research fellow at Deakin University’s School of Engineering in Australia has developed a world-first technology 3D printer prototype capable of printing plumbing and sanitation supplies using discarded plastics - a...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
James E. Causey
27 April 2017
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
To combat the rapid decline in Cleveland's economy after the manufacturing collapse co-ops have stepped in. Co-ops help residents of poor neighborhoods find jobs, build stability and buy houses. They benefit other or...
23 April 2017
San Francisco, California, United States
Prompted by parents concerned about chemicals in car seats a Massachusetts company created an infant seat that is naturally flame-resistant. It's something that most manufacturers have said they cannot do and still co...
9 March 2017
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
In the 1980s, Cubatão was known as the "Valley of Death" due to extreme levels of pollution in the area. After industrial manufacturers were mandated to install "chimney filters", air pollutions were reduced by more t...
9 March 2017
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
In British Columbia, there is a severe shortage of workers for manufacturing jobs. Eighteen companies are uniting to employ refugees to fill the gap. The B.C. Alliance for Manufacturing is working with non-profit orga...
20 February 2017
The cotton industry is turning to a wide variety of innovations such as remote sensing, water regulation, no-till methods etc. in order to combat the varied and complex impacts climate change is having on it.
6 February 2017
In the past, apparel companies were not given financial rewards for acting sustainably, and therefore, on the whole, saw no reason to encourage customers to do so. But now, by investing in industry-level research and ...
2 December 2016
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
A just-announced $6 million federal grant will help end poverty in Memphis, Tennessee.
30 November 2016
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
As major manufacturers keep "pulling the rug" from under urban areas, low skilled job loss increases. Nevertheless, small-scale businesses have instrumental in their ability to counteract job loss in improvised urban ...
24 November 2016
Raton, New Mexico, United States
Raton, a town once surrounded by eight coal mines, now has a main street of boarded-up buildings. There is reason for optimism as the town diversifies its local economy, betting on "a mix of small manufacturing busine...
High Country News
15 November 2016
Delta, Colorado, United States
A local energy cooperative in Colorado, Delta Montrose Electric Association, is spurring economic development through renewable energy. The program has allowed Delta County to diversify energy sources, and has become ...
11 November 2016
Los Angeles, California, United States
The Los Angeles Metro service is working to use the U.S. Employment Plan model to upgrade its fleet with eco-friendly buses. Through this model, the manufacturers who invest in and hire disadvantaged workers and suppo...
20 October 2016
Fredericia, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Denmark occupies a seat in the vanguard of efforts to fulfill carbon emission reduction goals of the Paris Agreement, with DONG Energy -- co-owned by the Danish government, Goldman Sachs and shareholders -- building m...
10 October 2016
AFRIpads was started in order to provide reusable sanitary pads to women in Uganda who were otherwise using unsanitary local materials and experiencing discomfort and health issues. AFRIpads is a cost friendly and ef...
16 September 2016
San Jose, California, United States
In San Jose, manufacturing jobs can help reduce the economic inequalities in the region. Youth from marginalized communities are being recruited to join a high tech manufacturing job with the potential for career adva...
18 July 2016
Solar power is an important renewable energy in Germany, but when the sun is out, it can overpower the grid. Likewise, when the sun is not out, the reception of solar power decreases. Germany has piloted battery insta...
8 January 2016
Under 800 Words
A shipbuilding company in Bangladesh brought down its high rate of workplace injuries from about 1,000 per month to 10 by bucking workplace norms in the country with safety restrictions that include protective gear li...
16 September 2015
Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
After years of banning labor unions in Bangladesh, garment workers unionized to fight for higher wages and safer working conditions. For women, this isn't traditionally a space they were welcomed in, but now they’re h...
22 June 2015
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Northeast Ohio and other former industrial regions are finding a new way to bounce back: investing in hardware startup companies. Technologies from improved 3D printers to tools for livestreaming to aerospace applicat...
14 June 2015
San Bernardino, California, United States
In a city with a long-struggling school system, a nonprofit trade program is helping unemployed adults find work in the high-tech manufacturing field. Technical Employment Training in San Bernardino ensures participan...
18 May 2015
Ajdovščina, Municipality of Ajdovščina, Slovenia
Broadcast TV News
"Ghost gear" are nylon nets and other waste left behind in our oceans by fishing boats - they cause massive environmental damage, releasing toxins in the water, ensnaring wildlife, and clogging up beaches. Now one org...
13 April 2015
Green Island, New York, United States
Using mycelium from mushrooms offers a sustainable and biodegradable alternative to synthetic polymers. Mushrooms produce a natural structure that can be used in building and construction, in lieu of plastics or proce...
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