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Preservation and protection of the natural environment. These stories relate to the conservation of land, water, and air environments, as well as the ethical treatment of animals and management of pollution, natural resources, and biodiversity.

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A Greener Afterlife

The Philadelphia Citizen

Multi-Media / 800-1500 Words

Philadelphia’s West Laurel Hill Cemetery has gone green. While the burial business may be notoriously filled with chemicals, this cemetery has introduced 50 different sustainability initiatives, including banning machinery use, only allowing biodegradable caskets – or no caskets at all – and keep...

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Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help

NPR

Radio / 5-15 Minutes

Recent statists are showing that an alarming number of veterinarians are committing suicide due to a variety of reasons from emotional stress to financial strain. Not One More Vet, a Facebook group started by a veterinarian in California, is serving as an unofficial mental health resource for man...

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Spray Parks Have Been Helping To Keep Cape Town Cool

Forbes

Text / Under 800 Words

As temperatures across the world increase, many low-income areas are being hit the hardest without anywhere to turn. In South Africa, spray parks are becoming more popular as a solution, providing an inclusive place for children to not only play, but also keep cool in the rising heat.

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Saving The Planet One Drone At A Time

Are We Europe Magazine

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As conservationists around the world grapple with saving endangered species, many have turned to the tech sector. Initiatives like The Zooniverse, a citizen science platform for people-powered research, are helping expand over 90 different projects. Even more, scientists have started directly col...

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Largest solar-powered farm in Idaho sees a profit

Twin Falls Times-News

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Installing solar power on thousand-acre farms may seem like a daunting task, and yet Russell Shiermeier not only was able to do it, but profit from it. Because of a mutually beneficial relationship with Idaho Power, the solar electricity he generates helps lighten the region’s power load in the s...

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How Will Asia Stop Severe Air Pollution while Development Rages on?

Global Ground Media

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Air pollution plagues much of Asia, but a handful of countries are putting energy and resources towards lessening the rising health concerns that come from breathing unclean air. From leveraging technology to create cheaper yet more effective air filters to government mandates, the countries are ...

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