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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 ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

5 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The lack of access to healthy food has always been a problem for the financially unstable. Food stamps can now be used to buy fresh produce at farmers markets, but greater success could be achieved by getting grocery ...

The New York Times

Isabel Kershner

29 May 2015

Israel

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Israel has grappled with crippling drought for years. But people have learned to use Mediterranean sea water and recycled wastewater to provide the country with enough water for all its needs.

Ensia

Didem Tali

26 May 2015

Malawi

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The people of Malawi count on wood for cooking, cleaning, and sanitation, which contributes to the country’s ranking as fifth highest in the world for deforestation. Once thought unsolvable, the people of the country ...

Al Jazeera

Juliana Schatz

25 May 2015

Huamantanga, Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Climate change has led to shorter, more violent rainy seasons in the highlands around Lima, Peru, meaning that - even though there is theoretically enough water during the rainy season to sustain the local population,...

The New York Times

Nelson Schwartz

7 May 2015

Fresno, California, United States

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Two cities in California are facing increasing threat of drought. In addition to raising the basic cost of water, the heaviest users of water pay more for the water they consume.

Investigate West

Ben DeJarnette

27 April 2015

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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Summer in the Northwest presents a great risk of wildfires. A pile burning operation, just one facet of the strategy that Oregon has enacted to conserve its forests, clears undergrowth to lessen the risk of mega-fire....

Center for Global Development

Jonah Busch

20 April 2015

India

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Evidence continues to build that humans are contributing to a climate change issue that is nothing but bad news for the planet. Hopeful stories from seven countries, including India, Indonesia, and China, show that ef...

Eco-Business

Jean Chua

25 March 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Though once the rivers were afoul with pollution and the carcasses of poisoned fish and the water from taps was too hazardous to drink, Denmark now boasts some of the world's cleanest drinking water and some of it's m...

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

Amy Marino

16 March 2015

Livermore, California, United States

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has designed a new technology that captures carbon dioxide at power plants before it goes into the air. This new method, which is much more efficient and affordable than othe...

The Mail & Guardian Online

Nathalie Bertrams

27 February 2015

Munhinga, Manica Province, Mozambique

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Artisan gold mining - most of it illegal - is one of the greatest environmental and health concerns in Mozambique, but it provides a critical source of labor and economic support, especially for small communities. To ...

Ensia

Shreya Dasgupta

9 February 2015

Sundarbans, India

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After a devastating cyclone changed the nature of local soil, NGOs preserved Indian rice crops by reintroducing traditional rice varieties that can be cultivated even in salt-ridden earth. Although some first met this...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

6 February 2015

Khulna, Bangladesh

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Vertical container farming offers an innovative adaptation to climate change and soil salinity. In Bangladesh, the nonprofit, WorldFish Center, promotes the practice of vertical farming, providing education and resour...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

Jesse Hardman

5 February 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Radio

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Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.

Scientific American

Amy Yee

30 January 2015

Chandipur, Bangladesh

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Rising saltwater caused by climate change is shrinking Bangladesh’s arable land, especially concerning in places with dense populations. But a simple approach of planting crops in vertical containers shows surprising ...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

29 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Radio

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

25 January 2015

Austin, Texas, United States

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Most of Texas has emerged from a drought that started in early 2011, but water supplies are still far below normal. Scientists are using new technology to monitor ground water levels and contemplate potential conserva...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Jesse Hardman

22 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Geography and climate change challenge the viability of sea-level cities in Vietnam, but architects, researchers, and urban planners work together to find creative solutions. One architect in Ho Chi Minh City designed...

Ensia

Jim Motavalli

6 January 2015

Bridport, Vermont, United States

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The breakdown of the ozone layer is one of the most well-known effects of climate change. Citizens enact different ways to protect the atmosphere from a build up of methane gas.

Ensia

Sarah Jane Keller

5 January 2015

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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In Fort Collins, Colorado, developments and shopping malls are eating away at farm fields, ranches, and forests. One development company is protecting biodiversity by putting houses clustered along a single access roa...

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