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Programs that promote recreation and fitness. These stories center on sports, recreation, and physical fitness, as well as the facilities—such as parks and camps—that support such activities.

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Spray Parks Have Been Helping To Keep Cape Town Cool

Forbes

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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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Building a better helmet

The Outlook

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In an effort to create more effective helmets, developers and consumers have come up against both cost and technological concerns. Building helmets that protect against concussions is challenging, and those that have been promising come with the additional concern of working so well that players ...

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The School Where Refugees Thrive

Reasons to be Cheerful

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There is a special program called Fugees Academy where curriculum is designed for the unique experience and challenges of refugee children in the US. The schools started as a refugee soccer team for kids, and has since expanded to also offer schooling and consulting for appropriate services for m...

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The Unusual Weapon Yellowstone Is Using To Combat Invasive Species

Wyoming Public Media

Multi-Media / 3-5 Minutes

At Yellowstone National Park, they’re renting dogs to sniff out invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels. The dogs are part of the Working Dogs for Conservation non-profit organization and have been trained to sniff out invasive and endangered species. By catching species like the zebra and...

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These Brilliant Nets Don't Just Glow in the Dark — They're Saving Sea Turtles' Lives

NationSwell

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Fishermen are attaching LED lights to the gillnets they use to trap fish to ward off unintended captures like turtles, dolphins, and sea lions. The lights warn the wildlife that something is there so they don’t get caught and has led to global decreases, as much as 60%, in the amount of sea turtl...

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These high school runners train in 'nasty air,' so they're working to clean it up

azcentral

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Grassroots organization can generate change in carbon emissions practices at the community level. In Phoenix, the Chispa nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social justice, is working to get schools to apply to Arizona’s Lower-Emissions Bus program, funded by money paid to the ...

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