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Local fisheries have been struggling to keep up with major manufacturers. Sustainable fishing practices have been countering that by creating Niche markets.

Hakai Magazine

Lina Zeldovich

June 28, 2016

New Hampshire, United States

Giving fishermen a business incentive to fish sustainably can “unleash their creative capacity” to help solve the problem, says one expert.

The New York Times

Sylvia Rowley

April 19, 2016

New York, New York, United States

Catch share programs—where fishermen are allotted a set quota of the catch—reduce the notoriously risky behavior fishermen are known for, like sailing in stormy weather, a new study finds.


Claire Leschin-Hoar

February 16, 2016

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

Sourcing food locally is an increasingly popular trend. New tracing technologies will make it easier to see where fish are coming from. 

Hakai Magazine

John H. Tibbetts

February 9, 2016


The state of Louisiana is disappearing at an incredible rate, and its sinking deltas threaten some of the nation's crucial oil, gas, and fisheries industries. Industry and government have created an unprecedented plan to save and rebuild these wetlands over the next 50 years — and say failure is not an option.

Public Radio International

Robert Boos

July 19, 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.


Eve Troeh, Jesse Hardman

February 5, 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.


Eve Troeh

January 29, 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Clean water and healthy ecosystems are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks that biomimicry - such as reconstructing wetlands and growing biofilms - can tackle the toughest of water problems.

High Country News

Benjamin Goldfarb

November 24, 2014

Shepherd, Montana, United States

New water management technology implemented along the Columbia has significantly helped the fish population - specifically salmon - return to healthy numbers and has restored much of the community and industry that revolves around the river, including for native peoples.

The Seattle Times

Lynda V. Mapes

August 2, 2014

Brewster, Washington, United States

Creating an indoor aquaculture operation in an old brewery is, oddly enough, using surprisingly little water.

Minnesota Public Radio

Martin Moylan

April 14, 2014

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Chicago's progress in driving down the dropout rate is in part because of a network of charter schools around the city that provide small, alternative programs that specialize in serving recovered dropouts or students at high risk of becoming dropouts.

Education Week

Lesli A. Maxwell

May 31, 2013

Chicago, Illinois, United States

The World Conservation Union estimates that 40 percent of the more than 40,000 species it tracks on its Red List are close to extinction and this problem requires humans to change their behavior to fix it. Rare’s the Pride Campaign uses social marketing to attract attention and communicate the conservation message between local communities and government entities. The Pride Campaign has been replicated around the world for different conservation efforts to protect biodiversity.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

February 9, 2012


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