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The Taos News

Cody Hooks

4 April 2019

Cerro, New Mexico, United States

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On New Mexico's public lands, volunteer effort can go a long way for wildlife restoration. Each year, nearly 200 volunteers hike around 10,000 cutthroat trout to the edge of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument ...

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Annika McGinnis

22 March 2019

Kisumu, Kisumu County, Kenya

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Families living in the wetlands of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya are working together with a nonprofit called Ecofinder Kenya to protect and conserve the wetlands they live on. The crux of the incentive centers aroun...

Yale Environment 360

Jacques Leslie

19 February 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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As climate change alters environments across the United States, it has become increasingly important to manage watersheds as a preventative measure to wildfires. Amid responses across the country, one private-public p...

Valley Journal

Rob Zolman

19 December 2018

Helena, Montana, United States

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In Montana last year, Fish Wildlife and Parks has worked with stakeholders across the state, running 35 watercraft stations that inspected over 100,000 boats. Meanwhile, the agency has coordinated with other organizat...

Christian Science Monitor

Lauren Littell

29 October 2018

Gary, Indiana, United States

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The Grand Calumet River in Indiana was once infamous for its levels of pollution and contamination. Although it didn't happen overnight, the introduction of the Clean Water Act led to collaborative efforts to divide a...

Missoulian

Rob Chaney

8 October 2018

Turah, Montana, United States

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The Clark Fork River in Montana has recently undergone a significant revitalization process and is now bringing in greater recreational opportunities and interest in rural housing development. This change has spurred...

Model D

Anthony Lanzilote

1 October 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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On an annual basis, tens of thousands of tons of plastic ends up in the Great Lakes. One man and his son are inspiring change and action amongst others in Detroit, Michigan by regularly fishing the trash out of the De...

The Revelator

Tara Lohan

1 October 2018

Washington, United States

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When dams were implemented in Washington's Elwha River, the community saw a rapid decline of salmon and other species, as well as an impact to the economy. Removing the dams has turned into a teachable lesson for othe...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Corey Hawk

19 September 2018

Camp Verde, Arizona, United States

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Swapping out water-intensive crops for barley alleviates demand on rivers like the Salt and Verde, which supply Phoenix, Arizona. A collaboration between the Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit, and farmers...

DCist

Rachel Kurzius

27 August 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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After not failing the State of the River report card for the first time in ten years, supporters of the Anacostia River and The Anacostia Watershed Society devised a plan to continue efforts to restore the river to us...

Bloomberg CityLab

Nicole Javorsky

16 August 2018

Nova Scotia, Canada

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After discovering that raw sewage was flowing into Nova Scotia's LaHave River at alarming rates, an 11-year-old in the community decided study the issue for her science project. After testing the levels of the water a...

Ensia

Ron Seely

16 August 2018

Muskegon, Michigan, United States

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The Great Lakes contain 84 percent of the surface freshwater in North America—a staggering 21 percent of the surface freshwater worldwide. To manage the resource sustainably, all eight lake-bordering states, Congress,...

The New York Times

Julie Bosman

2 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Chicago River, once a place that tourists and locals alike would avoid, is now thriving after over 15 years of redevelopment efforts. Richard M. Daley, mayor at the time, enlisted the help of a Chicago architect t...

Nation Africa

Leopold Obi

24 July 2018

Kenya

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Rising populations and increasing river-side infrastructure has severely impacted the Mau Forest Complex in Kenya. Home to the Mara River which directly contributes to various community's livelihoods, protecting the w...

Bloomberg CityLab

Jaime Velazquez

13 July 2018

Madrid, Spain

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With a little strategic planning, cities can nurture biodiversity in the urban environment. “Sometimes, small actions can bring incredible results,” says Antonio Morcillo, deputy director for conservation of green are...

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Anoush Darabi

2 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

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Berlin has historically struggled with implementing new digital advancements. Thanks to a collaborative effort however, the community can now be informed about the water pollution level of various lakes that are often...

NationSwell

Eric Jankiewicz

8 June 2018

Albright, West Virginia, United States

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The Cheat River spans roughly 78 miles, running through eastern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. It was once regarded as one of the most polluted rivers in America due to consequences of heavy mining in th...

InfoNILE

Jacob Mugini

2 June 2018

Murito, Tanzania

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The Mara River that runs through Tanzania and Kenya is used as a significant resource by 1.1 million people throughout the surrounding communities. For years, artisanal miners have also used the river to clean their g...

BBC

Laura Plitt

20 April 2018

Kapawi, Ecuador

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The isolated Achuar peoples in Kapawi village in Ecuador live in an area without roads, and they'd like to keep it that way. As a way of proving they can function without them while still allowing for public transport...

Mountain Independent

Amy Westervelt

28 November 2017

Tahoe City, California, United States

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Lake Tahoe has been revered by planners as an area whose poor development was successfully halted with the creation of the Tahoe Regional Planning Association (TRPA). Now the TRPA has brought together a development r...

Montana Public Radio

Nicky Ouellet

24 November 2017

Montana, United States

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Beginning in the mid 1980s, quagga and zebra mussels started invading lakes and major river systems in the U.S. They migrate through humans, by clinging to ships. Their invasion is burdensome, and the damage they infl...

News Deeply

Matt Weiser

10 October 2017

Dos Palos, California, United States

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California aims to reconnect major rivers with their floodplains. This reduces flood risk and helps restore groundwater aquifers and wildlife habitat. A farm irrigation district in Dos Palos is proving this can work. ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Aviva Shen

7 October 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Below sea level and prone to floods, residents in New Orleans have been battling water for years. Urban Conservancy and other initiatives help residents to 'own' their water and install permeable concrete and water-lo...

News Deeply

Alastair Bland

5 October 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Expanding off of soon-to-expire agreement, the implementation of Minute 323 represents an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to continue collaborations in order to manage and share resources from the Colorado River...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Irwin Loy

5 September 2017

Nepal

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South Asia is prone to flooding during monsoon season, this can lead to deaths and building damage. SMS warning systems have recently been implemented in order to warn residents when they are in danger, the system has...

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