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Lilian Namagembe

26 April 2018

Uganda

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Nearly one million South Sudan refugees have fled to Uganda to seek refuge among a safer setting. With this rapid population growth, however, the environmental impacts have included massive deforestation in areas. Alt...

Greentumble

Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

19 April 2018

Malawi

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Malawi ranks fourth in the world for deforestation rates, but the country is on a pathway to making a dent in recovery thanks to community and government efforts. In just one rainy season alone, running from December ...

The Huffington Post

Eve Fairbanks

19 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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When faced with the dire likelihood that the city would run entirely out of water, Cape Town communities responded by looking at the challenge with resiliency, rather than complacency or inconvenience. Though not with...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

19 April 2018

Tamil Nadu, India

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An organization funded by the government called Foundation for Ecological Security is leading the charge to reforest wastelands in India to alleviate some of the struggles that rural areas undergo. This creates holdin...

The New York Times Magazine

Moises Velasquez-Manoff

18 April 2018

Marin, California, United States

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One tactic for combatting climate change has to do with soil health. Soil can withdraw and store carbon from the atmosphere—at a higher rate when covered by manure—and also supports long-term soil sustainability and s...

The News Minute

Shatakshi Gawade

16 April 2018

Pune, India

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Community service is taken very seriously in villages throughout India, where over 12,000 tribal men, women and children have been known to gather to tackle environmental conservation projects. Not only has this prove...

Mongabay

Monica Pelliccia

16 April 2018

Gualcince, Honduras

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Restoring biodiversity to agricultural land improves food security and helps to sequester carbon. In Honduras, the revival of indigenous agroforestry techniques includes the use shade-grown organic coffee, grown along...

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Austin Cope

11 April 2018

Durango, Colorado, United States

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As the name implies, Russian olive trees are not native to the United States, but have taken over many regions due to their ability to outgrow and outcompete native plant species. Organizations are working together in...

The New York Times

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Anna Schaverien

26 February 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

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Cities like New York that are trying to decrease traffic congestion are looking to Stockholm, London, and Singapore. These three cities have all implemented forms of congestion pricing, in which they charge drivers a...

News Deeply

Matt Weiser

20 February 2018

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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To mitigate against the threat of devastating wildfires and destruction of water supply, Ashland, Oregon has been thinning their previously overgrown forests for years through controlled burns and logging efforts. Whi...

Green Matters

Desirée Kaplan

19 February 2018

Maule, Chile

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In the wake of more than 100 forest fires in Maule, Chile, hundreds of burned acres of forest are being replanted by three Border Collies named Das, Olivia, and Summer and an organization called Pewos. The dogs bound ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Justus Wanzala

9 February 2018

Timau, Kenya

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Over 5000 farmers across Kenya have begun using hydroponic techniques to grow fodder for their cows. This trend ensures milk production is still high in time of drought, when traditionally grown grass doesn’t do well....

BBC

Sam Judah

6 February 2018

London, England

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Hydroponics works by growing plants in water without soil, fields or farms. Across the globe, this method is already being implemented as a more cost-effective way of growing food. Farmers and scientists are debating ...

Scientific American

Cathy Watson

1 February 2018

Nainital distric, Uttarakhand, India

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Agroforestry, is the practice of planting trees around crops, which can yield many benefits to farmers and the environment. In India, agroforestry is helping tigers stay alive.

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Virginia Gewin

30 January 2018

United States

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The advancement of technology has created the capability to consider solutions never before possible. Conservation X Labs, a startup based in Washington, D.C., has committed their focused on marrying the worlds of con...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Deepa Fernandes

23 January 2018

Comitancillo, Guatemala

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With climate change warming agriculture lands, many communities are losing ground for farming. In one Guatemalan indigenous community, this resulted in many children becoming malnourished. The community rallied togeth...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

19 January 2018

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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While asthma has a large impact—including being the most common reason for school absence—data on the disease can be difficult to collect. An app called Propeller has been developed which tracks medication use among p...

Missoula Independent

Erika Fredrickson

11 January 2018

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Despite a boom in the economy for Montana, not all are feeling the impact equally. In rural Missoula, farmers are struggling to find ways to preserve their land as developers move to build on the rich soil the farmers...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jason Margolis

11 January 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Monitoring usage incentivizes water-intensive companies to develop water-saving techniques. Boston-based nonprofit, CERES, helps companies like Pepsi and Levi’s develop more sustainable practices. For example, Pepsi r...

Pacific Standard

Jimmy Tobias

22 December 2017

Isla Montecristo, El Salvador

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In a setting constantly threatened by natural disaster, El Salvador communities are showing that small grassroots movements can have a big impact on the health of the environment. On this particular occasion, as part ...

CivicStory

Scott Morris

19 December 2017

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Due in part to an outdated infrastructure, Newark's storm sewers get overwhelmed with litter, oil and other materials that end up impacting the cleanliness of the community's drinking water. To combat this issue, a gr...

Yale Environment 360

Elizabeth McGowan

14 December 2017

West Virginia, United States

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Tearing down trees to save a forest? While that may not sound like a solution, it could in fact be the key to restoring the former forest that inhabited the Appalachian region in the Eastern United States. “Ripping so...

NPR

Amy Yee

8 December 2017

Ghana

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Investment in African agriculture has wide-ranging impact because the industry provides 60 percent of employment in the continent. Injaro, founded by an investment banker, is a private equity fund that seeks to invest...

News Deeply

Wesley Lang’at

27 November 2017

Kipcherere, Baringo County, Kenya

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Environmental degradation and drought have led to conflict, poverty, and severe food insecurity in Kenya’s Baringo county. Hand In Hand International is helping communities rebound by offering training to women in ent...

Montana Public Radio

Nicky Ouellet

24 November 2017

Montana, United States

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Beginning in the mid 1980s, quagga and zebra mussels started invading lakes and major river systems in the U.S. They migrate through humans, by clinging to ships. Their invasion is burdensome, and the damage they infl...

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