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The Huffington Post

Adrian Ely

14 September 2015

Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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In so-called 'developing countries,' the focus is often simply on industrializing areas without electricity. In an effort to think beyond this to create sustainable and forward-looking infrastructure, socially- and en...

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Gabriella Mulligan

14 September 2015

Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya

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Sub-Saharan Africa faces significant challenges in two areas that previously may have been considered in separate spheres: lack of access to sanitary waste disposal, and a growing need for clean, affordable energy. No...

The New York Times

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

9 September 2015

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Creative, bottom-up solutions in renewable energy and land use are helping combat poverty in many parts of rural Africa. An innovative business model combining solar power and cellphones allows rural areas to access c...

Christian Science Monitor

Doug Struck

9 August 2015

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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Around the globe, countries have taken actions that have helped reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of renewable energy. Although the state of Florida feels the effects of climate change, its state representa...

The Guardian

Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

7 July 2015

Cameroon

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Cameroon was plagued by droughts, water-related illnesses, and an influx of refugees--all of which required a surplus of clean water. The government devised solar panel water distribution systems, which brought fresh ...

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Todd Woody

7 July 2015

United States

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Burning coal is one of the dirtiest ways to generate electricity - although coal-fired power plants produce just 39 percent of the nation’s power, they emit 77 percent of the electricity industry’s greenhouse gas emis...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

Yale Environment 360

Karim Chrobog

20 May 2015

Seoul, South Korea

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According to the United Nations, approximately 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year, which is costly to the environment and the economy. In Seoul, technological waste bins calculate the weight of the garbage...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

18 May 2015

Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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As the global demand for energy continually increases, the strain on natural resources and the detrimental effects of fossil fuels become more problematic. But new developments in renewable energy technologies may pro...

The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

14 May 2015

Jalgaon, India

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MIT engineers created a cost-efficient solution to the lack of potable water in rural India. They built a solar-powered desalination model, which won the Desal Prize at the "Securing Water for Food" challenge.

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

12 May 2015

Saerbeck, Germany

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Saerbeck, Germany is setting the standard for sustainable energy use and the reduction of their carbon footprint through a series of projects. Through these projects, private and public buildings as well as farms have...

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.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

22 April 2015

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Researches off the coast of western Australia are harnessing power from the ocean's waves in a new pilot project involving buoys. In their current state, the buoys are able to generate a small percentage of electricit...

Center for Global Development

Jonah Busch

20 April 2015

India

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Evidence continues to build that humans are contributing to a climate change issue that is nothing but bad news for the planet. Hopeful stories from seven countries, including India, Indonesia, and China, show that ef...

Ensia

Brian Bienkowski

13 April 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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Population growth, climate change, and droughts are factors that have depleted the world’s freshwater resources. Scientists around the world have experimented with desalination of salt water to increase the supply the...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Peter Thomson

7 April 2015

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Too much solar and wind power in Germany is overloading their grid. A firm developed a new technology that uses super-fast batteries and software to hold intermittent wind and solar power when more than needed is gene...

Positive.News

Seán Dagan Wood

13 March 2015

Damak, Nepal

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A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment through sustainable, eco-friendly projects that respond to refugees needs.

The Economist

The Economist

12 March 2015

Perth, Australia

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Carnegie Wave Energy created a system to generate electricity from the ocean’s waves to power Australia’s largest naval base. The system, known as CETO 5, has buoys bobbing up and down below the ocean’s surface that d...

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

11 February 2015

Balcombe, United Kingdom

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Two towns are fighting back against fossil fuel companies. From fossil free energy fairs in Pennsylvania to a solar energy co-op in the UK, citizens are relying on the idea of community power to unite in favor of rene...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 February 2015

Granville, Ohio, United States

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Retrofitting buildings for energy conservation in the United States could save $1 trillion over a decade, reduce American greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, and create employment across the country. Many universi...

PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

31 January 2015

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Urban areas contain the highest in concentration of burning fossil fuels, which negatively contributes to climate change. Spearheading the green energy movement, Burlington, VT claims that its city uses 100% renewable...

Christian Science Monitor

Lorena Galliot

25 January 2015

Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania

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Electricity is hard to come by in much of Africa. Now, skipping over the fossil fuel age, solar panels are bringing a cheap form of electricity to the continent.

The New York Times

Diane Cardwell

17 January 2015

Samsø, Denmark

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Mainers can learn how to implement green energy in change-resistant rural areas from a Denmark island. In Samsø, Danes rely on wind energy and burn hay. These solutions may be adapted for the windswept coast of Maine....

Ensia

Jim Motavalli

6 January 2015

Bridport, Vermont, United States

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The breakdown of the ozone layer is one of the most well-known effects of climate change. Citizens enact different ways to protect the atmosphere from a build up of methane gas.

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...

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