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14 April 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Creating an indoor aquaculture operation in an old brewery is, oddly enough, using surprisingly little water.
9 April 2014
The Green Revolution in Asia and Latin America never spread to Africa, due to the continent's varied climate, degraded soil and lack of infrastructure. Now, scientists look to develop a high grossing wheat seed to bri...
20 March 2014
Fountain, Minnesota, United States
Some communities are being forced to take steps—sometimes costly ones, like digging deeper wells—to both tap and protect their groundwater.
13 March 2014
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Colombia’s National Development Plan for cattle ranching seeks to reduce pasture land from 94 million acres to 70 million acres while increasing cattle numbers from 23 million head to 40 million. The program focuses o...
19 February 2014
Belgrade, Minnesota, United States
Minnesotans are being prodded to take a different look at how they use water and how to make sure an apparent abundance can be made to last.
8 January 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
A new effort involving just about anyone who flushes a toilet from Lino Lakes to Woodbury is about to eclipse the scattered sprinkling limits and water-saving campaigns to rescue a shrinking White Bear Lake.
4 December 2013
Oglala, South Dakota, United States
Over 3000 Words
Native American student graduation rates are much lower than that of any other demographic. The Red Cloud school teaches students on a reservation in South Dakota about the Lakota history to empower the kids and encou...
22 July 2013
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
For the past three years, water levels in the San Antonio Edwards Aquifer have decreased to uncomfortable levels and drought periods may continue as the population booms. The San Antonio Water System organization has ...
21 March 2013
Saving money while conserving water and electricity is a win-win for the textile industry in Bangladesh. After a joint effort to improve the mechanics and upgrade the factories, the industry saw a savings of 1.2 milli...
12 July 2012
Madarounfa, Maradi, Niger
Officials in Niger are addressing chronic severe droughts causing food shortages and leading to a widespread threat of starvation. They provide aid to malnourished children and resources for a crop planting technique ...
11 June 2012
Allowing trees and crops to coexist boosts the resiliency of agricultural land. In Senegal, farmers engaged in Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) prune coppiced trees to help the stumps regrow. The practice is...
23 May 2012
New York, New York, United States
New York City black tar roofs cause a number of environmental problems, including air pollution, heat absorption that raises energy consumption, and storm water runoff in the sewer system. Efforts to turn these old ro...
3 April 2012
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International development organization One Acre Fund opts to set up shop in rural locations like Bungoma, Kenya rather than major cities like New York and Nairobi and treat its stakeholders as customers instead of ben...
13 March 2012
Asosa, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia
In Africa, many people rely on wood from trees to cook food over stoves. The tremendous usage of wood contributes to deforestation and environmental decline. Using bamboo instead of wood is a more profitable and green...
9 February 2012
The World Conservation Union estimates that 40 percent of the more than 40,000 species it tracks on its Red List are close to extinction and this problem requires humans to change their behavior to fix it. Rare’s the...
16 November 2011
Sharbaga, Punjab, Pakistan
Thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Program and the government of Punjab, the state is seeing a reduction in poverty and a regeneration of agriculture. Since implementation, farmers incomes ...
9 May 2011
Nanyuki, Laikipia, Kenya
Most insurance companies avoid insuring poor farmers because the transaction costs are too high, but a non-profit in Kenya created a sustainable way to cover them.
29 September 2010
New Delhi, India
Clean cookstoves reduce emissions, use less fuel and cook faster than open fire hearths, offering people in developing countries an affordable way to create a healthier indoor environment. Although "plenty of work rem...
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