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The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

9 August 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Equitable Communities Initiative brought together representatives from a range of nonprofits serving people of color to make recommendations for investments that support communities of color. Each panelist brought...

Yes! Magazine

Lindsay VanSomeren

14 July 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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After decades of collaboration between the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Washington state, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other organizations, the Elwha River dams were taken down to restore fish populations a...

The Almanac

Kate Bradshaw

13 June 2021

California, United States

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The Farmers to Family program, an initiative from the U.S Department of Agriculture set aside $3 billion for its Farmers to Families Food Box program, part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The program award...

Yes! Magazine

Breanna Draxler

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Natasha Chassagne

10 May 2021

Lilongwe, Malawi

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From collecting plastic to transforming it into infrastructure, communities all over the world are implementing solutions to tackle the growing amount of plastic waste. In Malawi, women are separating garbage from pla...

Colorado Public Radio

Michael Elizabeth Sakas

3 May 2021

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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A new county initiative in Colorado aims to support regenerative agriculture projects on farms as a way to take carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil in an effort to combat climate change. Restaurants do...

Hothouse Solutions

Willem Marx

20 April 2021

Hem, France

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Inspired by the Dutch concept of “Energiesprong,” or “energy jump,” a developer in France retrofitted a group of townhouses for social housing to be more environmentally friendly. They installed polyurethane facades t...

Devex

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Naomi Mihara

14 April 2021

Vanuatu

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As the small island nation of Vanuatu emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of a tropical cyclone, entrepreneur Votausi Lucyann Mackenzie-Reur argues that they need to focus on local ingredients to be a...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

5 April 2021

Seychelles

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A public-private scheme between the Seychelles Islands Foundation and a government agency is allowing residents to plant seeds of the coco de mer, or sea coconut, as a way to save the endangered tree species. So far, ...

Science News

Brianna Randall

26 March 2021

Idaho, United States

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Conservationists, government agencies, scientists, and landowners are working together to restore streams using low-cost solutions from sticks, stones, and even beavers. Restoring these floodplains is important to hel...

The Guardian

Steve Rose

20 March 2021

s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

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A Dutch group of engineers known as the Weather Makers has an ambitious plan to regreen the Sinai Peninsula — the stretch of desert connecting Egypt to the rest of Asia. Their efforts would restore forests, wetlands, ...

The Philippine Star

Gaea Katreena Cabico

9 March 2021

Baras, Rizal, Philippines

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The government of the Philippines is working with the Masungi Georeserve Foundation to restore wildlife and forests in a 2,700 hectares area of degraded land. They use a technique that focuses on the nurturing of nati...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Anuradha Nagaraj

8 March 2021

Saligao, Goa, India

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Through a government funding program, several communities are working on initiatives to improve their access to clean drinking water. In India, one community formed a citizen’s group, cleaned up a local pond, and rest...

WUNC

Jay Price

2 March 2021

Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States

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A unique partnership between the U.S. military, conservation groups, private landowners, and state and local governments has allowed the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker to grow in numbers. By working together, they...

Atlas Obscura

Winnie Lee

16 February 2021

Longicharo Island, Kenya

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The nonprofit group Save Giraffes Now, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Northern Rangelands Trust, and local community members are working together to save the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe species. Rising lake level...

BBC

Peter Yeung

7 January 2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Under an innovative scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, indigenous communities are obtaining the legal right to own and manage the forests where they reside. This ownership has shown success in slowing defores...

Bloomberg CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

5 January 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

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The Street Moves initiative in Sweden is pushing local communities to become the designers of their own streets’ layouts and look at urban planning through the lens of the “one-minute city.” Through a public-private p...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

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Michael Hannan

15 December 2020

Alpine, Arizona, United States

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As the Mexican wolf population neared extinction, the Arizona Game & Fish Department and the Endangered Wolf Center have been placing pups born in captivity in wild dens. This effort, known as cross-fostering, has bee...

Global Press Journal

Nansalmaa Oyunchimeg

6 December 2020

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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After banning the burning of raw coal as a way to reduce air pollution in Mongolia, residents of Ulaanbaatar switched to refined charcoal to heat their homes. However, that coal also wasn’t the cleanest and contribute...

Atlas Obscura

Amy Yee

24 November 2020

Rwanda

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Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, once a conservation failure, has been revitalized with fences, patrols, and new technology to become a successful wildlife park. The government partnered with conservation group African...

Planet Detroit

Rhonda J. Smith

6 November 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two urban farmers launched a GoFundMe and raised $55,000 to help provide land security to Black farmers in Detroit. Through the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund, they will select applicants to grow crops for five years ...

70 Million

Sonia Paul

28 September 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, Project Greenlight uses video surveillance technology to try to solve and deter street crime. Instead of the police requesting private security video after a crime occurs, businesses pay to install the Gre...

Yes! Magazine

Ray Levy-Uyeda

13 August 2020

Montana, United States

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Abandoned oil wells in Montana leak thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year, so the Well Done Foundation is working to plug up those wells. In about a year, the foundation plugged its first thr...

St. George Spectrum & Daily News

K. Sophie Will

13 August 2020

Springdale, Utah, United States

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As part of a collaboration between Zion National Park and the nearby town of Springdale, shuttle buses were introduced to limit the amount of noise in the canyon and deal with issues of over parking. However, those sh...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Izabelė Pukėnaitė

30 July 2020

Šilutė, Lithuania

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A Lithuanian government program pays farmers to delay working in their fields in an effort to preserve the aquatic warbler, an endangered bird species. While there are 186 farmers who participate in the program, more ...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

22 July 2020

Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States

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Zero Mass Water partnered with the Navajo Nation to bring water into the homes of rural residents who may not have easy access to a water source. Hydropanels that connect to a tap inside the home use sunlight to absor...

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