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Wausau Pilot and Review

Shereen Siewert

30 October 2018

Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

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A local citizens group called Citizens for a Clean Wausau in Wisconsin is calling for greater transparency from government officials on environmental records related to project zoning and properties. While the group h...

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Michelle Nijhuis

26 September 2018

Willemstad, Curaçao

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Because of drastic reef declines globally, coral reef restoration efforts have gained support in recent years. To understand how to do it, a hardy band of conservationists in the Caribbean are looking at how corals re...

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Wyatt Massey

24 September 2018

Iowa, United States

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When large-scale hog farms began moving into rural Iowa, many local families were forced to start making decisions about their ways of life, especially concerning their own farms and health. To fight back, the communi...

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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...

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Jeremy Berke

28 July 2018

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Rotterdam’s new Floating Park showcases how recycling can be put to use. Litter traps collect plastic from the river to prevent it from going into the ocean. Then, the plastic is recycled into hexagonal pods that are ...

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Mary Catherine O'Connor

16 July 2018

United States

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Plastic is no longer just infiltrating the ecosystem and polluting rivers and oceans, but is now known to be finding its way into food and air via clothes. While the danger of these microfibers is yet to be determined...

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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...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Rizki Nugraha

14 June 2018

Indonesia

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In order to raise awareness about the impact of plastic waste in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, Greenpeace and the Indonesian Ministry of Forest and Environment have teamed with the count...

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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...

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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...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

22 May 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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To combat food waste, leaders at Islamic centers and mosques around the world are looking to iftar, the evening meal that signals the end of the Ramadan fast. By discouraging food waste and the use of disposable kitch...

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Erica Gies

8 May 2018

United States

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In response to the growing concern about the world's water supply, a movement known in the United States as "One Water" has taken shape and is gathering momentum on a mission to halt floods, droughts and water polluti...

Bloomberg CityLab

Priti Salian

24 April 2018

Bengaluru, India

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India has been a longtime contributor to water and air pollution, largely due in part to the amount of plastic the country generates. To address both kinds of pollution, one company is creating biodegradable packaging...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Jacob Fenston

Tyrone Turner

26 March 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The Anacostia, which has long been one of the most polluted rivers in the country, has been given a new lease on life, thanks to cleanup efforts and a recent sewer upgrade in D.C. Since water quality has improved, the...

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

Erica Cirino

3 October 2017

Newport Beach, California, United States

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The 5 Gyres program is a pilot project that takes high school students from low-income districts out on boat expeditions to study the shocking amounts of plastic that can be found in our oceans, hoping to simultaneous...

News Deeply

Matthew O. Berger

12 September 2017

Coquimbo, Chile

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Scientists and conservationists have been pushing for more marine protected areas, regions that restrict human activity to protect marine life. But, they're quickly realizing it’s not about the quantity of mpa’s, but ...

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Erica Cirino

7 August 2017

Cape Porpoise, Maine, United States

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When global oil prices drop, so do incentives to recycle plastic materials, and even more plastic debris and trash ends up collecting in our oceans and ecosystem. An alternative solution in the form of "up-cycling" is...

Colorado Public Radio

Sam Brasch

17 July 2017

Aspen, Colorado, United States

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Hikers in Conundrum Hot Springs often do not properly dispose of their human waste, burying it or leaving it in the open where it can contaminate the water or make the trails less enjoyable. "Wag bags" are bags distri...

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Sam Loewenberg

16 July 2017

Bangladesh

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Bangladesh's water is poisoning its residents with arsenic, and several plans to address this problem have stalled. Unicef has installed water facilities with a central filtration plant in some communities in order to...

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Jacquelyn Guillen

24 June 2017

South Africa

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Across the world, 1.8 billion people have to make a daily decision between either drinking unsafe water or paying exorbitant prices for bottled water. I-Drop Water, a company that has devised purification systems that...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

18 June 2017

Paris, France

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In many places, polluted water deters people from enjoying nature or treating waterways as spaces for community recreation. Even when the water is clean, this aversion persists. In Paris, the reveal of three public sw...

Columbia Missourian

Lucille Sherman

5 June 2017

Missouri, United States

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In Callaway County, Missouri local farmers are opposing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and are asking that these operations are more regulated to protect the lives of the people living in the area. The...

Pro Bono Australia

Wendy Williams

11 May 2017

Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

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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...

Ensia

Matt Weiser

20 December 2016

Dover, Delaware, United States

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Dams make for complex and often controversial infrastructure. While hydropower generated from large dam projects is currently providing the bulk of the planet's renewable energy, dams can also cause major environmenta...

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