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Changing Florida

James Williams

3 April 2019

Florida, United States

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An experimental water treatment plant in Florida has been performing as efficiently as other conventional treatment plants for the last 24 years. Known as the Living Machine of the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, it filter...

Global Geneva Magazine

Rachel McKee

26 March 2019

Barahachhetra, Nepal

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On-the-spot reporting amplifies local narratives of response and adaptation to climate issues, illustrating solutions. International initiatives like the Earth Journalism Network and the Climate Justice Resilience Fun...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

27 February 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Amager Bakke is a powerplant in Copenhagen that is designed to get residents of the city engaged in a conversation about where waste goes, all while burning up to 400,000 tons of waste a year, powering 60,000 homes, a...

Hakai Magazine

Alastair Bland

19 February 2019

Tasmania, Australia

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As climate change accelerates, there is a growing need for scientific data to track and respond to the changes in our environment. Unburdened by the stress of academia or funding, volunteer citizen scientists are step...

Ensia

Alessandra Bergamin

8 February 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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An on-going research study out of UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health has partnered with youth from the Salinas Valley for two decades to investigate the influence of pesticides on ch...

Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay

Meaghan Habuda

7 February 2019

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

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Black Crow Coffee Co. is the first certified zero-waste business in the state of Florida, meaning that 90% of their waste does not go into the landfill. They achieved this after 6 months of dedication to the mission, ...

Changing Florida

Jaryd Brady

6 February 2019

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

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Florida Gulf Coast University utilizes a cooling plant that serves as the primary air-conditioning unit for multiple buildings on campus. This plant uses geothermal energy, which compared with traditional air conditio...

Changing Florida

Emily Loewinger

6 February 2019

Naples, Florida, United States

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An ecologist is installing a rooftop garden on a home in Florida and early results suggest that the green roofs have helped moderate indoor temperatures. While the initial cost of these gardens can be high, these gree...

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Ian Graber-Stiehl

25 October 2018

United Kingdom

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With climate change altering the ecosystem rapidly, researchers are often overworked as they try to keep up. A new technology that enables greater use of citizen scientists, however, aims to help solve this problem. S...

The Huffington Post

Angela Cuming

24 October 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

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In New Zealand politics, families, children, and the environment come first. Amidst the rise of right-wing populist governments, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands out for her energy fighting for progres...

Yahoo! News

Amanda Schmidt

27 June 2018

Moita Da Guerra, Moita Da Guerra, Portugal

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In Portugal, drought and wildfires are on the rise with climate change. But universities and forest managers are looking hard at an ancient method for thinning dried forest: herds of goats. Initial results are promisi...

Ensia

Frank Jossi

4 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...

The New York Times

Henry Fountain

26 April 2018

Imbra, Oman

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Are rocks the answer to decreasing the scale of carbon dioxide production across the world? These scientists think so - or at least that these rocks have the potential to play a part in this mission. Carbon mineraliza...

Public Radio International

Rebecca Rosman

29 March 2018

Morocco

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Water was scarce in the Moroccan Ait Baamrane tribal region, which meant women and children often had to travel great distances to fetch water from wells. A new technology that harvests water from fog, however, has ch...

Green Matters

Aimee Lutkin

6 February 2018

Lancaster, Lancashire, England

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Scientists are experimenting with a natural form of pesticide by planting flowers amongst their crops to attract insects that eat the pests that damage the crops. One study in Switzerland found a 61% reduction in leaf...

Politico

Arthur Allen

16 November 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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The city of Louisville, built and sustained largely by pollution-inducing industries such as rubber factories and bourbon distilleries, is grappling with how to make the city air cleaner. The novel Air Louisville stud...

Vox

Christophe Haubursin

Roman Mars

Kurt Kohlstedt

9 November 2017

Missoula, Montana, United States

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In 1989, when Japan’s bullet train debuted, it reached nearly 170 miles per hour, but was also exceptionally loud as it left any tunnel. To remedy this, engineers and designers turned to nature – mimicking different b...

Smithsonian

Laura Poppick

17 October 2017

Inuvik, Canada

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A graduate student from British Columbia, the Arctic Energy Alliance, and the elders of the Inuvialuit people may seem a strange team, but together they are tackling the dual concerns of climate change and the loss of...

Ensia

Isabelle Groc

11 October 2017

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

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The challenges of wildlife conservation are numerous, including illegal hunting and habitat loss. Numerous organizations, including the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, are training people, from farmers to scient...

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...

Great Lakes Today

Elizabeth Miller

26 September 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The largely homogenous demographic of those working in conservation contributes to disparities in representation, which in turn can lead to issues like the Flint water crises. Now several organizations, including the ...

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

18 September 2017

United States

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As temperatures continue to steadily and consistently rise because of climate change, the warming ocean has become an increasing threat to the livelihoods of those living near any shore. From Hurricane-force winds to ...

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 ...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Nathan Eagle

11 September 2017

Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States

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Climate change is destroying coral reefs at a startling rate - threatening the livelihoods of millions of people, increasing the damage caused by storm surges, and affecting the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Scient...

News Deeply

Paul Tullis

11 September 2017

Sunnyvale, California, United States

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Despite advancements in technology in most sectors of life leading to an increase to access of information about practically anything, little is still known about the ocean and its behavioral patterns. Liquid Robotics...

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