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The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

11 December 2015

Virginia, United States

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Homelessness is rampant, and cities often struggle with creative ways to eliminate the problem. Numerous studies and pilot programs have concluded that simply giving housing to homeless people is a cost-effective and ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

10 December 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland's infant mortality rate is double the national average. Sugar Mamas is a local program based on the national CenteringPregnancy programs where pregnant women who have diabetes meet twice a month to discuss ...

Washington Post

Kimberly Kindy

10 December 2015

Burien, Washington, United States

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In an effort to reduce the incidence of police brutality, a new style of training recruits emphasizes techniques to better de-escalate conflict situations.

GOOD Magazine

Rafi Schwartz

9 December 2015

Tanzania

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A team of entrepreneurial zoologists have devised a way to help farmers in rural Africa protect their property from the persistent threat of wild elephants trampling their crops. Christened the Beehive Fence, it’s a r...

The Huffington Post

Kate Kelland

9 December 2015

Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania

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The number of people killed by malaria dropped below half a million in the past year, reflecting vast progress against the mosquito-borne disease in some of the previously hardest-hit areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Mosq...

NPR

Deborah Amos

9 December 2015

Riyadh, Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia

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In Saudi Arabia, female gamers were barred from gaming conventions so an all-female gaming convection was born, offering women a place of self expression and encouraging careers in science and computer programming.

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Joe Paganakis

9 December 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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As it enters into a consent decree with the Department of Justice, Cleveland looks to Detroit to learn what may lie ahead because that city recently emerged from a consent decree after 12 years following revelations o...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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8 December 2015

Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

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Portugal has gone perhaps the farthest in decriminalizing drug use. It hasn't stopped drug usage, but it has reduced deaths, the spread of H.I.V., drug crime, and imprisonment.

The New York Times

Henry Fountain

8 December 2015

San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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With projections that global shipping could account for 16 percent of carbon emissions by 2050, experts are looking to natural gas and so-called "slow steaming" to limit energy consumption.

GOOD Magazine

Gila Lyons

8 December 2015

Cartagena, Colombia

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The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership develops enterprises that foster sustainable economic development, focusing especially on empowering farmers and women.

GOOD Magazine

Eric Sasson

7 December 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Up until 2015, people living with HIV in the U.S. could not buy term life insurance, outside of a few small-value employer policies. Æqualis, a new company in partnership with Prudential Financial, began offering 10- ...

The Boston Globe

Michael Levenson

7 December 2015

Pharr, Texas, United States

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A growing number of high schools across the U.S. offer free college courses to low-income students in an effort to help them make the transition from high school to college and afford the rising cost of a degree.

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

6 December 2015

Islandia, New York, United States

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Whitsons Culinary Group’s food-making center, in a bucolic town of 3,000, produces about 80,000 meals a day. It addresses the question of how to feed students in a school district where many buildings have no kitchens.

African Business Magazine

Wanjohi Kabukuru

4 December 2015

Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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At the mention of “clean energy” in Africa, six countries stand out as beacons of the change to new, clean future energy sources on the continent, boosted by foreign investment.

The Huffington Post

Jenny Chen

4 December 2015

India

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To help with the doctor shortage in India, a non-profit is training patients' family members to check pulses, supervise physical therapy, encourage a healthy diet, and administer medication to reduce readmission rates.

Al Jazeera

Ndoni Khanyile

4 December 2015

Sukhrali, Haryana, India

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Over 15 Minutes

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The rapid development of emerging economies across Asia and Africa is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty - but there is much debate as to how to best structure this growth. If these economies evolve...

Ensia

Seth M. Siegel

3 December 2015

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

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Israel has an abundance of water and independence from climate conditions through public ownership and government management of all water, a water-respecting culture, and innovative agriculture practices.

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

2 December 2015

Arvada, Colorado, United States

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To mitigate the pernicious effects of poverty on student success, nonprofit 'Blocks of Hope' in Colorado aims to provide both educational and social services to students and their families, with the goal of leveling t...

Bloomberg

Stephan Faris

2 December 2015

Kenya

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Since its commercial launch in 2012, M-Kopa has grown to exceed expectations for its revenue--now making more than $12 million a year. The company does this all while expanding access to affordable technology to the p...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

30 November 2015

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

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The cocoa industry’s worst child labor abuses are beginning to be cleaned up. The changes are, in many ways, unprecedented.

The Shreveport Times

Lex Talamo

29 November 2015

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

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Shreveport, Louisiana, faces blight. New Orleans decreased blight by 30 percent by creating an authority for the task, using technology to collect data, and providing residents with information and help.

WAMU

Armando Trull

25 November 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Currently, the District of Columbia and 10 states, including Maryland, issue limited driving licenses to undocumented workers, with two more set to issue such licenses in the coming months.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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24 November 2015

Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia

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Westerners' fear of infection of Ebola motivated a vaccine in record time, but a preventive system put in place could ensure similar results for other viruses before they reach the same magnitude.

The Washington Diplomat

Molly McCluskey

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24 November 2015

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Journalists can find themselves in unsafe regions without anyone knowing their whereabouts. 'Reporta' is a new app that allows journalists to send alerts, provide information about their location, and send an SOS inca...

The Christian Science Monitor

Michael Holtz

23 November 2015

Colorado, United States

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Modern slavery is still a problem in much of the world. From satellite surveillance of illegal fishing boats to online sleuthing into recruitment practices, technology is helping to solve the issue.

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