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The New York Times

Sylvia Rowley

24 April 2015

Telangana, India

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In India, many farmers, especially women farmers, have transitioned to organic farming. While it requires a serious set of skills and knowledge, organic farming increases yields and decreases costs by eliminating the ...

Climate Central

John Upton

24 April 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The government wants more farmers turning waste methane into biogas to help combat the negative effects of global climate change. California is leading the initiative, largely through a cap-and-trade program.

Talking Points Memo

Tristan Ahtone

23 April 2015

Newcomb, New Mexico, United States

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More than 80 percent of the food sold on the Navajo Nation qualifies as “junk food”— products high in salt, fat and sugar—and Navajo citizens struggle with disproportionately high rates of heart disease, obesity and d...

The New York Times

Kim Severson

3 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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America loses about 31 percent of its food to waste. Driven by environmental, social and economic pressure, more and more cities are starting mandatory compost programs.

Ensia

Shreya Dasgupta

9 February 2015

Sundarbans, India

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After a devastating cyclone changed the nature of local soil, NGOs preserved Indian rice crops by reintroducing traditional rice varieties that can be cultivated even in salt ridden earth.

Scientific American

Amy Yee

30 January 2015

Chandipur, Bangladesh

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Rising saltwater caused by climate change is shrinking Bangladesh’s arable land, especially concerning in places with dense populations. But a simple approach of planting crops in vertical containers shows surprising ...

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Eve Troeh

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29 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

25 January 2015

Austin, Texas, United States

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Most of Texas has emerged from a drought that started in early 2011, but water supplies are still far below normal. Scientists are using new technology to monitor ground water levels and contemplate potential conserva...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

24 December 2014

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Haiti suffered tremendous losses after the 2010 earthquake, exacerbating the devastation in an already impoverished country. In 2015, agriculture in Haiti is a growing business backed by the United States’ Feed the Fu...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

14 December 2014

Clint, Texas, United States

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Population growth, historical dryness and predictions of a warming climate all mean a future of scarce water in the Rio Grande's Upper Basin. Farmers and the irrigation districts are left to try and find ways to conse...

Global Post

Ankita Rao

12 December 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Fed up with living in the world's most polluted city, some residents are fighting back, on their rooftops and backyards. In 2010, India launched the Jawarharlal Nehru Solar Mission, a government program to deploy 20,0...

The News & Observer

J. Andrew Curliss

10 December 2014

Tokyo, Japan

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After the success of North Carolina pork in Japan, the NC department of agriculture aims to help other local producers try their products in this foreign market to stimulate the state's economy.

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

1 December 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization that advocates for access to better food in low-income neighborhoods runs a program based on a simple idea to deal with a complex problem: instead of drugs or admonishments to...

Voa News

Amy Yee

21 November 2014

Bangladesh

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During rain seasons in Bangladesh, rivers flooded villages and their agriculture so that local economies and food supplies were in jeopardy. A Bangladeshi non-profit Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha introduced small float...

Future Food

Lisa Palmer

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18 November 2014

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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In Colombia, traditional cattle pastures have caused soil degradation, deforestation, and desertification. To reconcile this, several thousand acres of land in Latin America have been transformed into a silvo-pastor...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

17 November 2014

Kilmore, Victoria, Australia

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In Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council was formed after a severe drought to bring together federal, state and regional governments and bridge parochial concerns. It was meant to manage the basin as...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Maude, New South Wales, Australia

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Farmers in New South Wales have to be careful not to destroy their land during times of drought. To preserve vegetation during these periods of water scarcity, farmers end up selling large portions of their livestock.

Yes! Magazine

Penn Loh

7 November 2014

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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By the 1980s, Roxbury and north Dorchester had been devastated by the disinvestment and white flight of the 1960s and 1970s. Racist banking and housing policies (“redlining”) had segregated people of color from opport...

The Tyee

Geoff Dembicki

29 September 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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The world is struggling with smart ways to confront climate change. Hawaii's '2050 plan' for sustainability, though, could be a good model for the rest of the world.

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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21 August 2014

Nepal

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What about the world’s poorest, for whom new, expensive gadgets are out of reach - what types of innovation would be most beneficial for them? Through “frugal innovation”, people are designing products specifically to...

National Geographic

Peyton Fleming

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6 August 2014

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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Due to drought and water shortage in California's Central Coast, community members collaborate with local government to create better water usage systems from runoff and to recycle waste water in order to irrigate crops.

Devex

Anna Patton

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17 July 2014

India

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With youth no longer joining the agriculture workforce at the same rate or volume as they were historically, food systems are struggling to keep pace with need. Prioritizing the efficiency of supply chains and food se...

Al Jazeera

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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14 June 2014

Erachi, Tamil Nadu, India

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Small-scale women farmers are working together to create a new Green Revolution in southern India, opening a set of pilot farms to empower women and sustainably farm.

Los Angeles Times

Lee Romney

8 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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People in poor neighborhoods struggle to eat healthy. Roots of Change, a non-profit, is making farmers markets accessible to people on federal nutrition benefits, in San Francisco, through creative financing and new t...

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Lisa Palmer

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5 June 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The demand for food crops is increasing globally while the crop resilience is decreasing due to a warming climate and elevated CO2 levels. Scientists in Washington, DC are testing how to cross food crops with weeds, w...

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