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CBS News

Nichole Marks

21 July 2019

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Designing room for rivers and coastlines can mitigate catastrophe. Following a massive flood in 1953, the Dutch government reallocated its resources toward disaster prevention and mitigation. Through measures like bui...

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Anna Scott

Steve Chiotakis

18 July 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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To combat homelessness, an interdisciplinary group known as the “homeless multidisciplinary street team” is focusing efforts on housing those that call 911 more often than others. Taking lessons from a similar model t...

NPR

Colin Dwyer

17 July 2019

Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

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Libraries across the United States are expanding what they offer to not just include books, but also a host of social and human services. From stocking an anti-overdose drug to offering mental health services and lega...

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Anja Krieger

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16 July 2019

Berlin, Germany

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As people around the world become increasingly aware of the harmful nature of plastic use, bioplastics have risen in popularity. But the term “bioplastic” actually means different things and the type of bioplastics ou...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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10 July 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Huntington, West Virginia has taken strides towards becoming a model for other cities on how to combat the opioid crisis after successfully optimizing on collaboration efforts. Coordinated by the mayor, joint efforts ...

Washington Post

Susan Svrluga

8 July 2019

Newtown, Connecticut, United States

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After losing their children at Sandy Hook, many parents began receiving heavy online harassment, including death threats. But then they began to fight back. As a founder of the HONR Network, Lenny Pozner and other par...

The New York Times

Michele Bigley

3 July 2019

Sonoma, California, United States

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Through collective action and informed practices, such as promoting grazing in vineyards, residents in fire-ravaged communities build a more resilient future. Across California’s wine region, locals have begun to reor...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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27 June 2019

Paris, France

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Philadelphia, like many US cities, struggles with traffic congestion and the environmental and financial costs of sitting in traffic; however, in looking at the way Paris has adopted pedestrian-friendly streets, Phill...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew J. Yawn

21 June 2019

Florida, United States

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The United States has continuously put resources towards fighting the war on drugs, but a recent research collaborative that resulted in a comprehensive model has shown that there is a lot to be learned from the failu...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

19 June 2019

Germany

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The United States is currently facing a rise in the cost of specialty drugs, but the nation may be able to learn from Germany's successful approach to a drug pricing initiative. Based on keeping government involvement...

Mosaic Science

Alex Whiting

19 June 2019

France

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Boosting trust in vaccines requires rebuilding confidence in the health system. In France, where as many as one in three people express skepticism regarding vaccinations, health officials have undertaken proactive soc...

The Denver Post

Parth Upadhyaya

16 June 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Facing a shortage of youth sports league officials due to difficult parents and other less than ideal working conditions, an organization called Protect the Game is recruiting veterans by offering them free training, ...

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Megan Clement

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14 June 2019

Chile

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To solve its country's toughest problems, the government of Chile, and its Government Lab, applies a problem-solving framework called Agile working. The methodology, which the Lab applies to 70% of its projects, invol...

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David Soll

13 June 2019

United States

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The rollout of the Green New Deal signals a changing culture and mindset toward climate change. While many past responses have been on the individual level – not using plastic straws or carrying reusable bags when goi...

Richland Source

Carl Hunnell

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12 June 2019

Shelby, Ohio, United States

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A rural intersection in Shelby, Ohio has received a safety makeover: new paving and rumble strips. The intersection was the site of a fatal car accident in May 2019 and Josh Boggs – a father who lost family members in...

Eye On Ohio

Katie Ellington

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9 June 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Though Ohio has traditionally relied on volunteers to be guardians to elder folks who don't have support of family or loved ones, the court system looks to partnerships with external organizations to give at-risk seni...

WBUR

Karen Weintraub

4 June 2019

Belmont, Massachusetts, United States

Radio

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Food is not just linked to physical well-being but also mental health as well, and some doctors are now prescribing a change in diet to address psychiatric concerns. Although not necessarily a cure-all, this approach ...

The New York Times

Claire Cain Miller

4 June 2019

Sweden

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New mothers are often overwhelmed once they leave the supports of a hospital and find themselves home alone with a newborn. In Sweden, a new law that allowed the other parent to take a month's worth of time off to hel...

Covering Addiction

Diana Cristancho

28 May 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For members of the Latinx community seeking treatment for substance abuse, much needed resources, like Spanish-speaking counselors, can be hard to come by at recovery centers. In Philadelphia, faith-based organization...

Santa Cruz Local

Kara Meyberg Guzman

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24 May 2019

Santa Cruz, California, United States

Radio

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Throughout California, there are various needle exchange programs that are meant to reduce the likelihood of spreading communicable diseases through the use of dirty needles. Although often met with criticism, Santa C...

Bright Magazine

Emily Kaplan

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23 May 2019

Guatemala

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The MAIA Impact School, inspired by New York City's well-known KIPP charter schools, gives scholarships to ambitious indigenous girls in Guatemala with the aim of "propel[ing] them from poverty and isolation into the ...

NPR

Caroline Covington

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20 May 2019

Texas, United States

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Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder as a diagnosis exclusively reserved for military or emergency responders, and this limited definition can lead to misdiagnoses for everyday civilians. Training more...

Indiana Environmental Reporter

Beth Edwards

20 May 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Despite disputes between an Indianapolis church and a local utility company over net metering, the congregation continues to seek financing and resources for renewable energy-centered affordable housing projects. The ...

Iowa Public Radio

Kate Payne

20 May 2019

Jewell, Iowa, United States

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As a response to global climate change, many are turning to farming and agricultural practices as a response. Plants are able to bring carbon dioxide into soil, where some is stored, reducing the overall amount in the...

Harvest Public Media

Madelyn Beck

20 May 2019

Illinois, United States

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From small farms to the larger, agriculture industry, changes are being made to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas being emitted into the air. With methane emissions considered one of the top worst greenhouse gasses ...

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