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High Country News

Leah Todd

5 September 2016

Center, Colorado, United States

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Two brothers in rural Colorado use cover crops - crops grown to decompose into the soil in order to improve water retention - to cut back on excess water and synthetic fertilizer use on their potato farm. Despite high...

The Nature of Cities

Patrick M. Lydon

21 August 2016

Hongcheon, South Korea

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The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization provides some pretty grim predictions for the future of global food stability if modern, monoculture farming practices continue to degrade land, spread pesticides, and destro...

The New York Times

Winnie Hu

11 August 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Even though natural parks are in close proximity to New York City’s metropolitan hub, many are inaccessible and overlooked areas for recreation and sport. Conservation groups, including the Natural Areas Conservancy a...

The Guardian

Cathy Watson

3 August 2016

Mekelle, Ethiopia

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Environmental refugees in Ethiopia flee their country because there are no jobs without healthy land. A group of former refugees have returned to Ethiopia with a business venture in Gergera to improve the land by regr...

Mongabay

Erik Hoffner

28 July 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

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Deforestation, overgrazing, and increased carbon emissions are familiar challenges as climate change continues to threaten our food systems. Author Eric Toensmeier discusses how "carbon farming" - or practices such a...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

22 July 2016

San Diego, California, United States

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The poorest are the ones living in the most unhealthy neighbourhoods where air particles are more detrimental. The Climate Action Plan is dedicated to using cleantech while also using this as an opportunity for job cr...

Inter Press Service News Agency

Justus Wanzala

12 July 2016

Narok, Kenya

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Harvesting rainwater is a necessary practice throughout Kenya, but is especially important in the areas of the country that are arid or semiarid. The African Water Bank has made this process more accessibly to many in...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

4 July 2016

Kenya

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It's not just poaching that is changing the landscape of the elephant kingdom, it's human's actions in general. In an attempt to understand the geographical needs of elephants, scientists are arming the species with r...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Ashish Sharma

1 July 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Twenty-first century cities face the factors of climate change with intensity as urban heating threatens human and the earth’s health. The University of Notre Dame has conducted research on green and cool roofing proj...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Kat Friedrich

1 July 2016

New Jersey, United States

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Air and water pollutants have an adverse impact on the health and well-being of citizens. Protecting the air and water, by increasing the usage of solar energy, can have a tremendous impact on reversing the impact of ...

Quartz

Lily Kuo

22 June 2016

Ghana

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Recycled kitchen waste and charcoal ash makes for healthy soil healthy that is more resilient to climate change. For centuries, women in Ghana and Liberia have used this technique on their farmlands, which are renowne...

Next City

Jen Kinney

21 June 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California has long struggled with creative solutions to its lack of abundant water. Los Angeles offers its residents free recycled water as a solution to drought and water shortage issues.

Los Angeles Magazine

Patric Kuh

15 June 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit Food Forward was born out of the observation that many farmers are growing more fruit than they can sell at market. To cut down on food waste and get these viable fruits into the hands of p...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

8 June 2016

Kenya

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In the face of crippling unemployment, environmental degradation, and species extinction, communities in Southern Kenya joined with various stakeholders to establish REDD+ project. This project sells carbon credits on...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

31 May 2016

Morris, Minnesota, United States

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center are looking for ways to make producing dairy milk less energy intensive - something consumers are increasingly demanding. They hav...

The Taos News

JR Logan

27 May 2016

Talpa, New Mexico, United States

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Farmers and land owners in the Rio Grande del Rancho region are using a collaborative, community-based approach fostered by acequias to ensure better sharing of water resources in times of scarcity.

High Country News

Paige Blankenbuehler

26 May 2016

Centre, Colorado, United States

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An over-taxed basin in Colorado is getting its water use under control through the sub-district project, an innovative user-led solution for solving water problems.

Richland Source

Dillon Carr

16 May 2016

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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As farmers continue to experience floods—and lack control over the dredging of the rivers running through their farms—a few have looked to homegrown solutions, and others to amending policy to create "subdistricts."

High Country News

Julia Rosen

2 May 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Throughout the city of Portland, there is moss growing in urban trees. When scientists began studying its growth, they were able to not only detect a citywide air pollution problem, but also pinpoint the origin of it ...

TakePart

Erica Gies

22 April 2016

Utah, United States

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In Navajo Nation, access to water is scarce and 38% of people don't have it. In several states tribes have been signing away their rights to rivers and other water sources in exchange for help with building the infras...

Story of Stuff Project

Shana DeClercq

22 April 2016

Curtis Bay, Maryland, United States

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Incinerating garbage to create energy is hardly as "clean" as it claims to be, but this polluting practice often receives the same subsidies and permit approvals as other renewable energy sources like wind and solar. ...

Bright Magazine

Colleen Kimmett

20 April 2016

Brazil

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By requiring schools to buy 30 percent of products from smallholder farms, Brazil provides fresher food to students and economic benefits to otherwise struggling farmers. Since 1955, Brazil's staple national school lu...

Undark

Benjamin Goldfarb

15 April 2016

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States

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The overpopulation of white-tailed deer is a conservation realization and an environmental disaster for the communities that harbor them. Hastings-on-Hudson, a progressive community, has opted for a humane birth contr...

The New Yorker

Pauls Toutonghi

22 March 2016

Aït Baâmrane, Morocco

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The demand for clean water around the world continues to grow. In arid southwest Morocco, the region may only see “a few hundredths of an inch of rain per year,” which contributes to poor human health, as well as envi...

Inside Climate News

Neela Banerjee

17 March 2016

Eight Mile, Alabama, United States

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Eight years after a mercaptan spill in Eight Mile, Alabama, its mostly black and working class residents still suffer from respiratory issues, rashes and headaches.

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