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The Guardian

James Meikle

21 July 2015

United Kingdom

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The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), a charity dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in society, has outlined plans for different occupations – including cleaners, hairdressers, postal workers, and restau...

Politico

Eliza Shapiro

20 July 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The private Catholic schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx experienced the plummeting of enrollment, funds lacking for upgrading facilities and technology, while still charging high tuition. Now these six Catholi...

Model D

MJ Galbraith

14 July 2015

United States

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Two local hospital systems have worked diligently to balance the preservation of the historic character of their campuses with the need to keep their facilities state-of-the-art. Communities have chosen to repurpose o...

The Atlantic

Ted Hesson

12 July 2015

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Immigrants to St. Louis are capitalizing on urban gardens and helping to revitalize the city by repopulating it. The program enrolled 31 refugees and their families who plant food for their own household and to sell t...

The Guardian

Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

7 July 2015

Cameroon

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Cameroon was plagued by droughts, water-related illnesses, and an influx of refugees--all of which required a surplus of clean water. The government devised solar panel water distribution systems, which brought fresh ...

TakePart

Todd Woody

7 July 2015

United States

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Burning coal is one of the dirtiest ways to generate electricity - although coal-fired power plants produce just 39 percent of the nation’s power, they emit 77 percent of the electricity industry’s greenhouse gas emis...

Bright Magazine

Mary Jo Madda

1 July 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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AltSchools use a completely different education system - interconnecting technology and hands on experiments - to help students achieve a higher degree of learning. Students are grouped into small, personalized cohort...

Reveal

Bernice Yeung

30 June 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The night shift janitor is an easy target. Working in isolation, cleaners across the country say they have been harassed, assaulted and raped by supervisors and co-workers while tidying office buildings, shopping mall...

Next City

Lee Chilcote

22 June 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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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...

Al Jazeera

Molly McCluskey

20 June 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The United States is facing a looming shortage in agricultural workers, as the vast majority of farmers are aged 65 or older and fewer young folks are taking up the trade. The International Rescue Committee has a win-...

Reuters

Dean Karlan

17 June 2015

Korom, Ethiopia

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For years, policymakers have debated different approaches to helping the poor , but new data offers resounding evidence for a strategy that works: an approach known as a “Graduation” program. This method offers partic...

KQED

Cy Musiker

17 June 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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In order to provide arts organizations with stable homes in the midst of rising property costs, the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) has purchased properties in San Francisco. These properties are sold to the...

NPR

Nancy Shute

11 June 2015

United States

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If you've got a life-threatening medical condition, your first call might not be to an economist. But Alvin Roth used a theory about matching markets to help connect kidney patients and donors.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

5 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The lack of access to healthy food has always been a problem for the financially unstable. Food stamps can now be used to buy fresh produce at farmers markets, but greater success could be achieved by getting grocery ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

The Washington Post

Terrence McCoy

1 June 2015

Richmond, California, United States

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The Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond, CA took a radical new approach to urban violence by creating mechanisms to financially stabilize perpetrators of violent acts in crime-ridden neighborhoods - essentially ...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Anna Claire Vollers

27 May 2015

Alabama, United States

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Rural areas are seeing the shut down of medical services such as Labor & Delivery units, making it harder for expectant mothers to receive proper care. Dr. Waits in Bibb County is opening a Labor & delivery unit throu...

ThinkProgress

Samantha Page

26 May 2015

Paris, France

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Food waste costs billions of dollars a year and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. French government just passed a law banning grocery stores from destroying or throwing away unsold food, and in...

Al Jazeera

Rachel Mealey

25 May 2015

Fukushima, Tōhoku, Japan

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At the Fujitsu factory in Japan, a significant decline in demand for semiconductor computer chips meant the company had large empty factory space sitting unused. A new business approach allowed them to dually address ...

Politico

Patrick Michels

21 May 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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When immigrant children come to America, they are faced with culture shock, language barriers, and a system of education different from where their original country. Houston’s Las Americas Newcomer School is designed...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

18 May 2015

Ajdovščina, Municipality of Ajdovščina, Slovenia

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"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...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

18 May 2015

Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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As the global demand for energy continually increases, the strain on natural resources and the detrimental effects of fossil fuels become more problematic. But new developments in renewable energy technologies may pro...

The Guardian

Patrick Mayoyo

18 May 2015

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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A Kenyan government initiative is helping a growing community of residents to tackle food insecurity in one of the largest slum areas in Africa, championing an unusual form of urban farming: sack gardens.

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

Ndoni Khanyile

13 May 2015

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (...

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