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Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)
29 September 2021
Transportation accounts for some of the most emissions in the EU, one-third, out of those 72 percent are from road transportation. In Denmark, the government places high tax-rates on vehicles and tax reductions on ele...
26 September 2021
Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, is paving the way for sustainable building. Concrete is a major contributor of climate change due to the process it requires to make it. Zurich is making steps to reduce its use. Ba...
29 July 2021
Over 15 Minutes
Taiwan responded to COVID-19 quickly, which helped keep cases low and avoid widespread shutdowns. The country had closely tracked its PPE stockpiles since the 2003 SARS outbreak, has a national health command center t...
12 July 2021
California, United States
California residents passed Proposition 11, a redistricting reform ballot initiative, in 2008 and in 2010, voters strengthened that reform by passing a bill to allow an independent commission to redraw state and congr...
8 July 2021
Pollution caused by demolition is expected to be 2.2 billion tons by 2021. However, up to 75 percent of materials in a demolition can be recycled. An alternative method to demolition is deconstruction or unbuilding. T...
5 July 2021
In Colombia, there are about 50,000 waste pickers, they collect and sort through trash to findrecyclabless to make a living. Their livelihood was threatened in the 1990s after Colombia adopted neoliberal policies that...
28 June 2021
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
A neighborhood association is renovating dilapidated and neglected houses into livable homes that have transformed the look and feel of neighborhoods in Kansas City. The Lykins Neighborhood Association is able to assu...
23 June 2021
Oregon, United States
Over 15 Minutes
In 1971, Oregon became the first state to adopt a law that established refundable deposits on beer and soft drink containers. So, if a consumer returned their plastic bottle, they would get their deposit back and that...
27 April 2021
Virginia, United States
In Virginia, as more and more people turn towards electric cars like Tesla, homeowner associations will have to accommodate resident's request for electric charging stations. Because of that very reason, one legislato...
26 April 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Under 800 Words
Families with students in prekindergarten in Philadelphia now are eligible for PHLConnectED, a program that provides students with free internet access during remote learning. The program has already reached out to ov...
14 April 2021
Syracuse, New York, United States
The city of Syracuse is taking matters into its own hands, where it comes to snow removal. Relying on residents to remove snow from sidewalks wasn’t effective so the city is removing snow itself and levying a fee for ...
13 April 2021
Oakland, California, United States
The 2012 federal JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) took some time to gain traction, but in recent years it has democratized the financing of worker-owned co-ops and other community-based entities that ordinar...
7 April 2021
Elk Grove, California, United States
Under 800 Words
Residents experiencing homelessness in Elk Grove, California, are being paid to clean up their encampments. The job was done by public services employees prior to the pandemic and cost the city upwards of $10,000. Now...
31 March 2021
There is no natural freshwater source on Bermuda, so residents turn to rainfall as a way to fulfill their water needs. The white limestone Bermuda roofs are used to catch and redirect rain into underground tanks that ...
26 March 2021
Denver, Colorado, United States
Denver's Beloved Community Village is a development of 20 "tiny houses," affordable single-family homes that have helped residents obtain stable housing at rates that allow them to get ahead financially. Charlotte wou...
23 March 2021
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
City-supported housing projects must adhere to a stricter “Zero Net Carbon” standard in Boston in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. All new buildings that meet the green requirements also qualify for rebates and incen...
8 March 2021
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, with the help of scientists, academics, and other volunteers, preserved EPA data and information that the Trump administration sought to erase. They held “guerrilla ar...
27 February 2021
Portland, Oregon, United States
An alternative to demolition - deconstruction - is the disassembly of old houses to reuse wood for new construction. “Old-growth lumber from big old trees” can be reused, diverting tons of material from landfills. The...
17 February 2021
Seattle, Washington, United States
An Equitable Development Initiative was launched as a result of a racial equity analysis that gauged the effect that Seattle’s economic growth would have on communities of color. Funding for the initiative has gone to...
4 February 2021
Vermont, United States
Vermont approved coronavirus relief funding for immigrants who did not qualify for federal aid in the first round of the CARES Act. Migrant farm workers play a vital role in Vermont’s dairy industry and were hailed as...
18 January 2021
Los Angeles, California, United States
A housing complex in Los Angeles was approved and constructed with unprecedented speed and at a much lower cost than traditional homeless housing projects. Using up-cycled shipping containers, the project will include...
11 January 2021
Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain have each "vaccinated a higher proportion of their populations than the rest of the world" due to strategies that included early approval of the vaccine, centralized and d...
8 January 2021
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
San Diego’s 311 program features a before-and-after-photo function which shows allows residents to hold their local 311 government service accountable. The date-stamped photographic proof allows users to see that thei...
22 October 2020
Singapore's Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) has prevented ethnic enclaves in the city-state through the use of quotas. The four recognized ethnicities cannot surpass the set quotas in public residential buildings, whi...
5 October 2020
California, United States
In California, two laws have helped to open opportunities for less experienced candidates to win state and local offices, which has increased representation among people of color. A 1990 law set term limits for the st...
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