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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...

Edie Newsroom

Matt Mace

19 May 2017

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom is finding creative ways to simultaneously address renewable energy needs and waste disposal. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants are utilizing chicken manure from farms and coffee grounds to creat...

Al Jazeera

Amani Zain

17 May 2017

Mafraq, Mafraq Governorate, Jordan

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The country of Jordan has one of the scarcest water supplies of any country on earth - one that can barely sustain its population, especially with Syrian refugees pouring in and further straining limited resources. Po...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

17 May 2017

Leh, Kashmir, India

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Nearly a billion people living in the arid regions of the Himalayas depend on glaciers for their water supply. But with climate change, glaciers have been retreating drastically every year, threatening the life source...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Andrea Dijkstra

24 April 2017

Isiolo, Nairobi, Kenya

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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...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

21 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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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...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

13 April 2017

Oslo, Norway

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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...

The Walrus

Karen Pinchin

13 April 2017

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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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...

Ms. Magazine

Juhie Bhatia

31 March 2017

West Virginia, United States

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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 ...

Mongabay

Bart Crezee

30 March 2017

Colombia

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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...

The Telegraph

Sarah Knapton

15 March 2017

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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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 ...

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