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Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin

21 November 2015

Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Lima has the worst air quality of any city in Latin America due to its mostly windless climate, growing economic developments and ongoing construction. A local engineering school, however, has set out to transform bil...

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Chris Peak

20 November 2015

Zionsville, Indiana, United States

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Indiana officials didn't set out to close the wealth gap. But that's exactly what happened in Boone County, as the middle class moved in to both posh and poor neighborhoods amidst a changing tax regime.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Leopold Obi

19 November 2015

Msumarini, Kenya

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In the rural Kenyan village of Msumarini, women are empowered to become business leaders. Imani Women Group runs a thriving bakery using the simple resources available in the village.

The Atlantic

Matt Vasilogambros

18 November 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The southern United States may not seem like the most welcoming place for new immigrants and refugees. But the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and the Welcoming Tennessee Initiative are just a few pro...

Inc. Magazine

Zoe Henry

17 November 2015

Stony Brook, New York, United States

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It is very difficult for people with disabilities to find work. Specialisterne is a Danish company that trains high-functioning autistic employees for IT jobs and partners with IT companies to get them hired by alteri...

Cosmopolitan

Jill Filipovic

17 November 2015

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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In rural areas in India, lack of physicians is a big barrier to safe abortions, leading women to undergo deadly procedures. A proposed law by the Indian government would allow midwives and mid-level providers to perfo...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

16 November 2015

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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Sexual harassment and assault, and almost non-existent job security, are just some of the problems that plague migrant workers in the United States. A decade-long farm worker-led effort to push corporations to demand ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ellen Gabler

16 November 2015

Iowa, United States

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State-run newborn screening programs can vary widely by hospital, creating an inconsistent process and a dangerous environment for babies born with disorders. These six points address how screening should be done.

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

14 November 2015

Long Beach, California, United States

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A unique educational collaboration in Long Beach, Calif., raises college admissions and graduation rates for the poor and underprivileged by connecting high schools with community colleges.

The Nation

James Abro

12 November 2015

New Jersey, United States

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Far too many Americans are homeless, and with congress dragging their feet in implementing funds, it is up to individual places to set up programs to help provide housing. Counties in New Jersey have enacted legislati...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Hannah Keyser

12 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A New York program bridges the word gap—the disparity in children's vocabularies—for children of the incarcerated by allowing their fathers to record themselves reading stories.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chris Serres

11 November 2015

Middlebury, Vermont, United States

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Today many disabled Vermont residents are thriving at jobs in the community – and the state is saving money.

WBUR

Bob Oakes

Shannon Dooling

11 November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston-based Veterans Legal Services (VLS) is the only organization of its kind in the state. The nonprofit helps veterans access benefits and navigate civil court proceedings. Its clients are specifically low-income ...

Washington Post

Nina Wilén

11 November 2015

Rwanda

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Different nations try different methods of peace building. International research suggests that military integration is essential and can be achieved through political education, guaranteeing personal welfare, sociali...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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10 November 2015

Sierra Leone

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Voters tend to know a lot about presidential and local candidates but little about those in between. In Sierra Leon, an organization hosted, filmed, and then projected the debates in villages, increasing voters’ knowl...

Next City

Bill Bradley

9 November 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Loveland Technologies is finding creative uses for data that will help protect people’s properties and disseminate better information about local tax and foreclosure policies. Funded by angel investors as well as nonp...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

7 November 2015

Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal

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In the past, people in poor countries who became blind due to cataracts often had no hope of improvement because of the high costs of treatment. Nepalese ophthalmologist, Sanduk Ruit, perfected a cheap and effective c...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Kat Friedrich

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6 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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As climate change and burgeoning development contribute to more frequent and bigger natural disasters, often senior, disabled, and low-income residents are stranded in their homes after a big storm without power to ru...

TakePart

Esha Chhabra

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6 November 2015

Kenya

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From Kenya to Peru, some farmers have learned how to write a text message even if they can’t write with pen and paper. Via WeFarm, they share farming techniques and answer one another's questions.

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

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5 November 2015

Satriano, Italy

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The tiny town of Satriano faces imminent shuttering of schools, shops, and other services as the population ages and youth move away in search of more lucrative employment opportunities. But the mayor has a solution -...

The Guardian

Mark Anderson

4 November 2015

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Information is essential to build trust between the government and the governed, create accountability, and oppose systemic corruption. In Tanzania, a series of initiatives are working to collect, disseminate, and cre...

WBUR

Lisa Mullins

Lynn Jolicoeur

4 November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston aims to end chronic homelessness by 2018 by paying special attention to veterans. The city is working with private agencies to find housing units and offer homeless veterans a case worker to ensure that they fi...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Monica Campbell

4 November 2015

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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At an Ohio supermarket, refugees get a surprising crash course on everything about pharmacies from the system of refills and dosages to how to open those child-proof bottles.

Hartford Business Journal

John Stearns

2 November 2015

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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To take advantage of empty buildings and vacant lots, the city of Hartford, Connecticut has begun taking the initiative of utilizing the spaces for urban farms and food-related businesses.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

2 November 2015

Urbana, Illinois, United States

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Passive houses can generate more energy than they consume but are expensive to build. Non-profits across the nation are getting low income families into these types of renewable homes with state subsidies and voluntee...

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