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PBS

Joe Hanson

Michael Werner

14 January 2022

Oklahoma, United States

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Tall grass prairie used to span across 13 states in North America. However, after settlers arrived grassland prairies were decimated. By reintroducing bison to the land along with seasonal fires, the nature conservanc...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

7 December 2021

Orange County, California, United States

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A Social Progress Index is measuring the quality of life for vulnerable populations through the use of an Equity Map. The detailed analysis looks beyond economic factors to weigh a multitude of factors such as opportu...

Kouvenda Media

Emily Previti

Stephanie Marudas

2 December 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city lot where Sanctuary Farm now grows vegetables that it distributes free to the community once was strewn with trash and drug paraphernalia, hardly a hospitable place for the neighborhood kids who played in it....

The New York Times

Lucy Tompkins

2 December 2021

United States

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About 80 percent of tropical deforestation in South America and Southeast Asia is caused by large corporations clear-cutting natural forests to graze cattle or grow crops like cocoa, palm oil, and soybeans that are tu...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Aditi Rajagopal

26 November 2021

France

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Tidal power is a form of renewable energy that is caused when wind turbines are placed on the sea floor. These powerful turbines harness the power of tides and could capture enough energy to power all the homes in the...

Bloomberg

Julia Hotz

19 November 2021

New York, New York, United States

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From New York City to Texas, localities are using oysters to protect themselves from flooding. They are dropping oysters along the coast for baby oysters to grown on, ultimately leading to the creation of wall-like re...

PBS

Joe Hanson

Mimi Schiffman

18 November 2021

Oregon, United States

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Beavers can be a tool in the fight against climate change. The dams that beavers build have multiple benefits for the environment. Studies show that beaver complexes are greener. They store so much water in the soil a...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Neha Wadekar

1 November 2021

Mozambique

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According to the 2021 Global Climate Risk Index Mozambique was the fifth country most affected by extreme weather over the past two decades. This article takes an in-depth analysis into four aspects of the country's c...

The Guardian

Preeti Jha

14 September 2021

Bihar, India

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The Bihar, India, state government banned drinking and selling of alcohol in 2016 after women in the mostly rural state mounted protests blaming men's alcohol abuse for rampant violence against women. Hundreds of thou...

BBC

Jo Mathys

Tom Heap

31 August 2021

Guatemala

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In the first half of this episode, the producers discuss "Tradewaters," an organization that disposes of canisters inside refrigerators. These canisters hold potent greenhouse gases. One 30-pound canister can leak up ...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

30 August 2021

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Two organizations partnered to help eight low-income households convert their homes to become all-electric in Virginia. It entailed replacing fossil-fuel based heating and cooling systems like stoves and water coolers...

Gambit

Sarah Ravits

23 August 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Various initiatives in New Orleans have created affordable housing in New Orleans specifically for musicians and artists as a way to both provide housing and revitalize neighborhoods after the widespread damage from H...

IowaWatch

Lyle Muller

Pat Kinney

17 August 2021

Iowa, United States

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A few small towns in Iowa have seen an increase in their populations despite the opposite trend across the state. An investigation by IowaWatch of 58 towns showed the services and amenities that were common in those t...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

15 July 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The Vision Zero program many cities use to reduce traffic deaths depends on data to inform where to target safety measures like redesigned streets and speed limits. But, when significant numbers of crashes, particular...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

12 July 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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When prosecutors in Boston and Baltimore stopped prosecuting certain non-violent, minor offenses, crime of all sorts, from minor to violent, went down. Getting prosecuted and jailed can in itself increase the probabil...

The Economist

The Economist

3 July 2021

Japan

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The Miyawaki method of planting miniature natural forests in cities as a way to reduce air pollution and cool down temperatures is gaining ground throughout the world. The process involves planting a variety of trees ...

The Front

Lauren Gallup

Makenna Marks

Payton Gift

14 June 2021

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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Research shows that online training isn’t successful at changing attitudes or beliefs on sexual assault. This article takes an in-depth look at EverFi, an online sexual assault module that students at Western Washingt...

Kaiser Health News

Stephanie O'Neill

20 May 2021

California, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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To reduce the overcrowding of hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic, some hospitals in California introduced the practice of at-home hospital care. Although not available to every patient, for those where this model ...

Hakai Magazine

Moira Donovan

13 May 2021

Nova Scotia, Canada

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The invasive European green crab was wreaking havoc on the soft-shell clam fishery in Nova Scotia. But fishers, researchers, and park officials worked together to remove as many of them as possible and find an alterna...

BBC

Celestina Olulode

11 May 2021

Louisiana, United States

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After oil and gas platforms reach the end of their working lives, some are being turned into artificial reefs that can create new ecosystems in the ocean. Since the 1980s, 550 platforms have been reefed in the Gulf of...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

8 May 2021

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In Erie County, New York, residents are receiving a free drink along with their Covid vaccine as part of a program that aims to encourage those who have been on the fence about getting vaccinated. Although it is not b...

High Plains Public Radio

David Condos

5 May 2021

Hays, Kansas, United States

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Once Kansas formed its first local enhanced management area — or LEMA — where a certain land area had strict irrigation limits, many farmers weren’t happy about it. But a research study found that instead of cutting t...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Alberto Mariani

4 May 2021

Whiteriver, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona was able to slow the spread of Covid in the community by implementing a daily routine of "contact tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals, and vaccinations." S...

MIT Technology Review

Lisa Song

James Temple

29 April 2021

California, United States

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A decade after California established its forest offset program as a way to incentivize saving trees to store carbon, a new analysis shows that it might not be working. Loopholes in the program allow for people to cla...

Next City

Arielle Milkman

28 April 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Participatory planning, or meetings conducted to gather input from communities, have proven to be ineffective. It turns out community engagement doesn’t always result in highlighting issues and improving the quality o...

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