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Deutsche Welle (DW)
24 April 2017
Isiolo, Nairobi, Kenya
In agricultural communities across Kenya, global warming has led local farmers to turn to camels -- as an alternative to cows -- for dairy products both to feed their families and take to the local markets to sell. Fu...
21 April 2017
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Community leaders are working together to address the issue of food insecurity in Mansfield, caused not just by lack of access to grocery stores and fresh food sources, but also often by unemployment, high housing cos...
13 April 2017
In the heart of one of Europe’s fastest growing capitals, cars are rapidly disappearing. To reduce pollution and build a people-first city center, Oslo has promised to ban all cars in downtown by 2019. The multi-prong...
13 April 2017
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Potato breeding has become common practice for some in Canada that are on a mission grow the spud more efficiently in order to anticipate demand and availability. So far they've been able to experiment with an earlier...
31 March 2017
West Virginia, United States
Under 800 Words
Many times, in order for solutions to gain momentum and effect real change, there has to be buy in from a community level. To improve the perception of renewable energy in West Virginia, the Ohio Valley Environmental ...
30 March 2017
Protecting forests against deforestation is key to reducing CO2 emissions, which is what the UN mechanism- REDD+ aims to do by creating contracts with rural areas for them to protect their area's forest for 30 years i...
15 March 2017
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Under 800 Words
Is meat created from animal stem cells actually considered meat? These scientists think so, and have successfully created such a product. Their successful creation of "test-tube chicken and duck" aims to benefit the ...
9 March 2017
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
In the 1980s, Cubatão was known as the "Valley of Death" due to extreme levels of pollution in the area. After industrial manufacturers were mandated to install "chimney filters", air pollutions were reduced by more t...
7 March 2017
Under 800 Words
For many years, the city of Cairo has been dealing with dense smog, known as the "black cloud," that covers the city. This air pollution was initially set off by farmers burning surplus crops, but now is the cause of ...
Navin Singh Khadka
7 March 2017
Kathmandu is one of the most polluted countries in the world--a title once caused by the excess smoke produced by brick creation in the city. However, after a 2015 earthquake destroyed much of the old technology used ...
5 March 2017
Beijing, Jingjinji, China
Over 15 Minutes
Air pollution is a huge problem for China, but surprisingly, the Air Quality Index in several cities is improving because of a variety of experimental projects that are being rolled out and a number of clever pollutio...
Christian Science Monitor
12 February 2017
Ait Hssaine, Morocco
Morocco is one of countless regions around the planet facing the challenges of climate change - as rivers dry up and temperatures increase, the livelihoods of millions stand at risk. But the country may serve as an ex...
1 February 2017
Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico
There's a mezcal boom happening around the world, but it originates in Oaxaca, Mexico. There some of the biggest players in the game are actively working to influence and stabilize the agave industry through sustainab...
30 January 2017
Implementing and maintaining healthy urban forests is becoming more popular throughout communities internationally. Results from cities that have moved in this direction not only include an improvement to community an...
18 January 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Over 3000 Words
In Salt Lake City, a bipartisan coalition of public and private actors, including members of the business, industrial, religious, political, and civic communities voluntarily came together to pass an ambitious twenty ...
15 December 2016
San Jose, Costa Rica
Unlike other countries suffering with an impoverished population, Costa Rica has not destroyed the environment while modernizing its economy. Costa Rica has created a coffee alliance, a collective effort between the g...
Roads & Kingdoms
7 December 2016
San Juan Del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico
The production of mezcal keeps increasing, drawing the attention of big liquor brands who want to invest in the mezcal market. Entrepreneurs in Mexico, are teaming up with rural farmers, their collaboration could pote...
5 December 2016
Kansas, United States
Regenerative farming practices such as cover crops can be environmentally friendly and financially profitable. But federal crop insurance rules and certain characteristics of the agriculture industry have prevented fa...
23 November 2016
When unexpected weather patterns began affecting crops in Kenya, the Government of the Makueni region provided a group of local leaders with weather information, through text messages, to distribute to the community t...
1 November 2016
In Australia, an impending drought demanded urgent changes. Addressing these needs, various government agencies launched innovative campaigns to establish new norms around collaboration and conservancy.
28 October 2016
The amount of time women spend searching for water in Kenya is debilitating to their life. Shallow water wells closer to living spaces can help them reclaim some time to tend to their own lives.
11 October 2016
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Bruce Friedrich, the Executive Director of The Good Food Institute in Washington, DC, thinks that we're wasting resources raising animals for food products. He thinks the answer is creating a product that doesn't repl...
9 October 2016
Bybi is an organization in Copenhagen, Denmark, which bridges the gap between refugees and locals by introducing urban beekeeping. By doing so they also ensure the local ecosystem thrives and there are employment and ...
28 September 2016
13 years ago, Brazil didn't have satellite data or heat mapping to track illegal logging. Neither did they have weapon wielding agents working to stop ecological crime. These tools, in addition to the help of indigeno...
15 September 2016
New York, United States
Gabler Creek is located at the edges of Queens New York and its natural habitat has been saved from developers through the work of community organizations. Generations of volunteers have turned what could have been an...
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