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Ohio Valley ReSource

Nicole Erwin

3 August 2018

Kentucky, United States

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For landowners living in close to proximity to the Mississippi River, this means continuously facing the impacts of unexpected flooding. The Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program offers the farmers on these lands the op...

The Washington Post

Audrey Hoffer

2 August 2018

Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States

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Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...

Ensia

Joshua James Parfitt

27 July 2018

Denmark

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Seaweed is a sustainable and nutritious food source, which could be a solution to feeding a growing global population—the tricks getting people to eat it. Several Dutch companies are serving up seaweed in familiar for...

Nation Africa

Leopold Obi

24 July 2018

Kenya

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Rising populations and increasing river-side infrastructure has severely impacted the Mau Forest Complex in Kenya. Home to the Mara River which directly contributes to various community's livelihoods, protecting the w...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

20 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Trees are an effective bulwark against summer heat, providing shade and cooling the air as water evaporates from leaves. A collaborative project mapped heat and other considerations in Dallas and picked the neighborho...

Next City

Serena Maria Daniels

18 July 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Community dinners can highlight locally sourced ingredients, shine a light on food systems and their impact, and create solidarity among cooks and attendees. The Dream Cafe, a pop-up restaurant using food from Detroit...

Bhekisisa

Innocent Eteng

13 July 2018

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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Doctors are waging educational campaigns to warn Nigerians about the dangers of air pollution. Doctors say they are seeing increased respiratory disease, but the government is struggling to regulate emissions. Their e...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

13 July 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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The city of Buffalo is beginning to gentrify, and long-time residents are trying to stop it and keep housing affordable. Under leadership of locals and with support from city officials, the new Fruit Belt Community La...

ProPublica

Sara Morrison

12 July 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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An international effort to supply developing countries with low-pollution cookstoves fell short. Efforts failed to consider to what degree their new stoves really solved the problem—and whether or not people would act...

Ensia

Yasaswini Sampathkumar

10 July 2018

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Starting small helped Chennai, India achieve big results when faced with looming water shortages. A local community member embarked on a campaign to not just conserve rainwater but to teach his community the importanc...

CityLab

Jason Plautz

9 July 2018

Fresno, California, United States

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Spurred by growing health concerns related to air quality, companies and communities have turned attention to creating affordable, portable air-quality sensors. This new development allows citizens to monitor air qual...

Los Angeles Times

Jacques Leslie

5 July 2018

California, United States

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The California Water Commission must devise a plan for storing groundwater in the state. Aquifers, which are both a cost-saving mechanism and environmentally favorable, may be the solution.

Citizen Matters

Manasi Paresh Kumar

3 July 2018

Hubli, India

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In Hubli, a holy shrine of Advaita philosophy has a community kitchen that produces surprisingly little waste--even though it feeds about 6,000 people daily. The kitchen's methods are quite old, including composting a...

Yes! Magazine

Leilani Clark

2 July 2018

Paicines, California, United States

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Churches across the U.S. own a staggering amount of land that often goes unused and untended. FaithLands is an intersectional group of church leaders who are seeking to encourage churches to parcel off some of this la...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

29 June 2018

Kent, Washington, United States

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In a small town south of Seattle an organization called Living Well Kent, made up of immigrants, refugees, and people of color who dominate the region, decided that the best way to promote health in their area would b...

Yale Environment 360

Maria Gallucci

28 June 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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A lack of sulfur caps has lead to negative health impacts for those living along ship channels. After Emissions Control Areas proved successful internationally, however, this protocol is now being expanded to impact m...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

18 June 2018

United States

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The west coast of the United States is taking a stand to stop the poaching and selling of trees from prohibited areas in the region. By creating a DNA database that can be used to determine the specific genetics of tr...

Haaretz

Gabriel Alves

14 June 2018

Brazil

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Flushing a toilet is not only wasteful in terms of water usage, but it is also costly. "Few people know how many liters of water are used, or how much they pay for each liter of water used at home," explains Ezequiel ...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Rizki Nugraha

14 June 2018

Indonesia

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In order to raise awareness about the impact of plastic waste in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, Greenpeace and the Indonesian Ministry of Forest and Environment have teamed with the count...

Wired

Matt Simon

12 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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With climate change on the horizon, Los Angeles is rushing to pull water from surprising sources. The goal: aqueous independence.

KSJD

Austin Cope

22 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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When faced with a water shortage due to the lack of snowfall and rain in the region, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe had to get creative in order to improve irrigation methods for their ranch and farm. Although not without...

KSJD

Austin Cope

22 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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A green oasis sits amongst desert land in southwest Colorado, but this swath of Ute Mountain land wasn't always so fortunate. Thanks in large part to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe leveraging their sovereignty, a settleme...

Nation Africa

Leopold Obi

Brian Okinda

19 May 2018

Runyenjes, Nairobi, Kenya

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The Karurumo Self-Help Group in Kenya initially started as a way to avoid agriculture exploitation. However, it has now evolved into a way to reduce post-harvest waste through the implementation of value addition and ...

The Standard

Graham Kajilwa

9 May 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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With water scarcity a very real concept in South Africa, the hotels in the country may be able to learn how to survive by looking to Nairobi's various water conservation methods.

Ensia

Erica Gies

8 May 2018

United States

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In response to the growing concern about the world's water supply, a movement known in the United States as "One Water" has taken shape and is gathering momentum on a mission to halt floods, droughts and water polluti...

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