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Catherine Cheney

17 March 2016

Kenya

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How might African farmers enhance their productivity and increase their resilience to climate change without compromising the health of their land? How might American companies play a role without short-term gains sta...

Civil Eats

Vera Liang Chang

16 March 2016

Veracruz, Mexico

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Carbon farming is a method that focuses on sequestering atmospheric carbon on agricultural land. While farms around the world already do it, it's not anywhere near the scale necessary to avert climate catastrophe. But...

Ensia

Eric Toensmeier

9 March 2016

Las Cañadas, Veracruz, Mexico

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A small agricultural co-op in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, has effectively implemented its own approach to climate change. The community adapts the main sector of its economy and livelihood-- farming-- to sustai...

The Guardian

Bijal Vachharajani

18 February 2016

Odisha, India

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Over the last two years, six seedbanks have been established in five villages in Odisha, India, with 72 men and women conserving 50 varieties of fibre and food crops seeds. This is a much needed shot in the arm for th...

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

1 February 2016

New York, United States

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While many countries are committed to working towards goal set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement, not many individual states in the United States have taken noticeable action. New York is an outlier in this scenari...

CityLab

Dana Raidt

23 December 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Thanks to years of government intervention, the city of Copenhagen has almost perfectly clean water — even better than bottled water. Denmark utilizes overflow barriers, underground water storage, and rerouted wastewa...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

10 December 2015

Singapore, Singapore

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Palm oil production is driving deforestation at alarming rates across the globe. Anti-palm-oil activists have shifted their focus to advocating for responsible and environmentally sustainable sourcing of this commodit...

Ensia

Seth M. Siegel

3 December 2015

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

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Israel has an abundance of water and independence from climate conditions through public ownership and government management of all water, a water-respecting culture, and innovative agriculture practices.

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Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin

21 November 2015

Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Lima has the worst air quality of any city in Latin America due to its mostly windless climate, growing economic developments and ongoing construction. A local engineering school, however, has set out to transform bil...

High Country News

Benjamin Goldfarb

9 November 2015

Okanogan, Washington, United States

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In different regions of the United States, beavers are considered a predatory pest and have been subjected to lethal trapping by Wildlife Services. However, Methow Valley in Washington has initiated a project that sa...

Education Writers Association

Emily Richmond

20 October 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Students in public schools are eating healthier cafeteria meals made from an increasing array of locally sourced food, according to new federal data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The New York Times

Mark Bittman

30 September 2015

Berkeley, California, United States

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Immigrants from Laos farming in California are using traditional knowledge and small-scale farming to make farming economically viable. While Hmong farmers face cultural challenges, they are looking to sustain and exp...

Ensia

Susan Moran

21 September 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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In California some farms lose up to 10 percent of their crop due to coddling moths. Davis University is measuring the impact bats have on various walnut farms, such as potential savings from reduced insecticide use an...

SciDev.Net

Karen Coates

Jerry Redfern

12 September 2015

Timor-Leste

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A Ministry of Agriculture project called "Seeds of Life" grants local farmers genetically-solidified seeds in order to fight food insecurity in the country. The farmers will produce the crops and sell them back to bot...

The New York Times

Mark Bittman

8 September 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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It’s no secret that, although progress has been made, school lunches need help to become more nutritious and sustainable. School officials in San Francisco are partnering with researchers from UC Berkeley's School of ...

Issue Media Group

Amy Elliott Bragg

4 September 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Urban farms across the country are incorporating creative strategies to make farms sustainable. Farms in Cleveland are teaching refugees to engage in agriculture as a way to adapt to their new community, while one far...

Alternet

Trent Knoss

18 August 2015

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Cleaning up wastewater can often be a process that harms the environment. But an electrochemical reaction that absorbs more CO2 than it releases while creating renewable energy could transform emission-heavy industries.

Yes! Magazine

Leah Penniman

10 August 2015

Oaxaca, Mexico

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With a global food crisis, farmers look for how to get long-term high yields out of difficult farmland. In Oaxaca, Mexico, farmers farm like a forest, eat low on the food chain, restore damaged land, and have reverenc...

The New York Times

John Schwartz

7 August 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, Louisiana and federal officials launched an audacious $50 billion master plan to rebuild the receding coast in an effort to mitigate the effects future storms. These are...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

3 August 2015

Kenya

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Limited fertile land and scarce water make traditional farming difficult in Kenya, so several organizations have begun teaching women how to farm out of sacks. The practice is spreading throughout Kenya and to other A...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Robert Boos

19 July 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The state of Louisiana is disappearing at an incredible rate, and its sinking deltas threaten some of the nation's crucial oil, gas, and fisheries industries. Industry and government have created an unprecedented plan...

Christian Science Monitor

Todd Woody

23 June 2015

Melbourne, Australia

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In the face of a prolonged drought, residents of Melbourne, Australia, cut water consumption in half by capturing rainwater and using efficient toilets and washing machines.

Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

21 June 2015

Israel

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Israel ended its driest year on record with a water surplus. Lessons from a desert nation on how to get more out of the spigot.

Maptia

Paolo Patrizi

18 June 2015

Tokyo, Japan

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A growing number of people in the famously crowded Tokyo metropolis are becoming ‘city farmers’, planting crops atop tall buildings or deep underground. In an age of detrimental climate change, urban cultivation and g...

Ensia

Maywa Montenegro

17 June 2015

Berkeley, California, United States

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What we sometimes call the “agri-food system” is clearly broken — just ask farmworkers and food workers (exploited and underpaid), honeybees (collapsing), forested landscapes (fragmenting), the climate (warming), and ...

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