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Luke Runyon

18 November 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado is only now recovering from a 16-year long drought that resulted in the aquifer irrigation system becoming increasingly dry. Until the farmers decided to tax themselves for water consumption, realizing that s...

Politico

Arthur Allen

16 November 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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The city of Louisville, built and sustained largely by pollution-inducing industries such as rubber factories and bourbon distilleries, is grappling with how to make the city air cleaner. The novel Air Louisville stud...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

3 November 2017

Amman, Jordan

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A program in Jordan works to aid in the country's water crisis by training women to become professional plumbers. While, traditionally, men take on the role of plumbing in Jordan, they're not allowed to enter a house ...

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Catherine Cheney

26 October 2017

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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It's been proven within the cookstove industry that providing free cleaner-energy stoves to those cooking with traditional stoves or over open flame does not work as planned. Inyenyeri, a Rwandan cookstove company how...

New Internationalist

Ingrid Gercama

Nathalie Bertrams

26 October 2017

Pitala, Nkhata Bay District, Malawi

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'Unclean' cooking - rudimentary, open-fire cooking practiced by millions of people around the world - is one of the leading causes of respiratory disease and death, especially for women, in developing countries; it is...

News Deeply

Alastair Bland

5 October 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Expanding off of soon-to-expire agreement, the implementation of Minute 323 represents an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to continue collaborations in order to manage and share resources from the Colorado River...

Mother Jones

Vince Beiser

1 October 2017

Duolun, Mongolia

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Overfarming, over-grazing, climate change and population growth are all to blame for turning Duolun County in China's Inner Mongolia region into a bigger desert than it was to begin with. With 87 percent of the area t...

Yale Environment 360

Amy Yee

14 September 2017

Central African Republic

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The deforestation of Virunga National Park has lead to erosion, landslides and loss of wildlife habitat. The trees are often used for charcoal which is seen as an essential commodity in the region. To save the forest,...

KNME-PBS

Laura Paskus

7 September 2017

Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, United States

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The local tribe in the Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico has been working on restoring their land for some time in order to maintain the health of the ecosystem and their culture. They've since expanded through collab...

CityLab

Simone D'Antonio

23 August 2017

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Ljubljana was once a highly crowded city but since the election of its mayor, the city has become far more green due to a clear strategic plan and efficient mayoral office. The largest impact change was making the dow...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

9 August 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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The Kentucky metro area has some of the worst air quality in the country, leading to concerning rates of asthma and respiratory disease well above the national averages. But a group called AIR Louisville has implement...

WABE

Molly Samuel

28 July 2017

Fayette, Georgia, United States

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Water wars have become a norm throughout the United States as droughts become more prominent due to climate change. By releasing more water back into the environment than required to by law, however, Fayette County ha...

The American Prospect

David Dayen

17 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles has faced deepening issues of severe traffic and extreme smog pollution in the past several decades, but for years intentions and promises to broadly improve transportation have fallen flat. At long last, ...

The Atlantic

Vann R. Newkirk II

5 July 2017

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Surprisingly, breathing thin air at high altitudes helps some patients with asthma. Other emerging treatments include medicines that suppress the body’s immune response to allergens.

High Country News

Sarah Gilman

26 June 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado is home to 54 fourteeners – mountains that rise to 14,000 feet high or higher and serve as popular routes for many avid hikers despite not having designed trails. To keep hikers safe while also preserving pla...

Inc. Magazine

Kevin J. Ryan

14 June 2017

New Jersey, United States

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Farming uses 70 percent of all freshwater consumed and only allows the recycling of about half of that after use. With water scarcity on the rise, a company called AeroFarms has developed a new method of farming that ...

CivicStory

Sonia Schnee

13 June 2017

Trenton, New Jersey, United States

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Trenton, NJ residents are improving their city through urban agriculture. ISLES, the non-profit group supporting the community gardens, is encouraging community-building as well as a healthy lifestyle that benefits pe...

Futurism

Dom Galeon

12 June 2017

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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CityTree doesn't resemble the typical tree, but it provides the environmental benefit of 275: this structure, designed for urban landscaping by "Green City Solutions," filters air, cools the surrounding environment an...

KBUT Community Radio

Chad Rich

9 June 2017

Crested Butte, Colorado, United States

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As tourism activity increases on the trails throughout Colorado and crowds of mountain bikers flock to the Gunnison Valley area, a group born out of the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association has formed to act as a b...

CNN

Chris Giles

7 June 2017

Germany

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Air pollution is a major health risk, and growing in severity as more of the population moves to urban (more polluted) areas. Several university friends from Germany developed a "CityTree," which filters toxic polluta...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

7 June 2017

Delhi, India

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Scientists and activists in India are training citizens to collect information on water issues like contamination — and upload it so it can be used to push for change.

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

Ndoni Khanyile

6 June 2017

South Africa

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As climate change continues to advance, its impact on farmlands has become more pronounced and increasingly devastating. Farmers and researchers in both South Africa and Nepal are working towards solutions to problems...

Columbia Missourian

Lucille Sherman

5 June 2017

Missouri, United States

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In Callaway County, Missouri local farmers are opposing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and are asking that these operations are more regulated to protect the lives of the people living in the area. The...

Citiscope

Patralekha Chatterjee

29 May 2017

Surat, Gujarat, India

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TARU, an Indian thinktank, has found that Indians cities have combined decentralized action and "multi-stakeholder engagement" in public policy to respond to problems of scarcity in water and power as well as climate ...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

25 May 2017

Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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Respiratory diseases caused by air pollution now account for more premature deaths in people worldwide than malaria and HIV combined. To address increasing contamination levels, particularly in cities, scientists have...

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