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India has a big trash problem. TrashBot is trying to help.

The Christian Science Monitor

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Separating mixed waste efficiently with technology can help where waste segregation policies are lacking. In Bangalore, India, a machine called Trashbot sorts mixed waste into biodegradable and non-biodegradable components. Properly recycled waste can then be sold, avoiding landfills.

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Tiny Branson has plenty of water. But like other small rural delivery systems in Colorado, it must find a way to meet new state standards.

The Colorado Sun

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Innovation is the key to resilience. In Branson, Colorado, the community of only 55 residents and with volunteer town council has taken on the massive task of bringing its water system up to compliance with the Colorado Department of Health. Because the state and federal government did not have t...

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Fishermen fight to survive on the world's second largest lake

National Geographic

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To reduce illegal fishing on Lake Victoria, Uganda overhauled management systems and sent in soldiers, who seized and burned illicit gear. Fish stocks appear to be rebounding, and outside investors are bringing in new development. However, some poor fishers lost their livelihoods and houses, and ...

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Beyond Meat is going public. Meat alternatives are going mainstream.

Vox

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Food company Beyond Meat recently went public - a business success to be sure, but more than that, it is a reflection that environmentally-friendly meat alternatives have achieved more widespread appeal. The environmental impact of meat alternatives reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to th...

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These Indigenous Women Are Reclaiming Stolen Land in the Bay Area

Yes! Magazine

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The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an intertribal women-led organization that is working to reclaim ownership of land in the Bay Area that Ohlone people have lived on for centuries. They regained access to the land through a partnership with another local grassroots organization called Planting Justice...

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Biogas saves money at wastewater treatment plant

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

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Turning sewage sludge into usable biogas helps make wastewater treatment more efficient. A water treatment plant in the city of Medina, Ohio, produces net energy from sludge. The plant uses anaerobic bacteria and a thermal hydrolysis process to convert wastewater and sludge into usable byproducts...

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