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CityLab

Laura Bliss

21 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An extensive investigation that, despite implementing an initiative called "Vision Zero" that aims to eliminate traffic and pedestrian fatalities, many cities still struggle to reduce the number of fatalities, year-ov...

Politico

Erick Trickey

21 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Reducing landfill waste takes a comprehensive approach. By implementing city-wide composting alongside trash collection and utilizing the sorting technology of Recology, the city’s municipal waste recovery company, Sa...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Jes Burns

19 November 2019

Oregon, United States

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For years, a rancher in Southern Oregon has been trying to keep a local pack of wolves from killing his livestock, and after many rounds of trial and error and collaborative efforts, a high-tech fence may be the solut...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

19 November 2019

Lowry, Colorado, United States

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Older populations in Colorado want more out of the available technology classes, which often teach too much of the basics and not enough to keep them from falling behind in the age of social media, Etsy, and online vi...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

Justin Rohrlich

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19 November 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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Tracking controlled substances can be difficult for hospitals, which often results in drugs being diverted from where they are supposed to go. To tackle this problem, technology companies are stepping in by creating s...

The New York Times

Amy Zipkin

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18 November 2019

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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To enhance air travel, the F.A.A. rolled out a system that enables airplanes to fly closer together using GPS, rather than the traditional radar locators. But residents near these new flight paths have risen up to con...

PBS NewsHour

Megan Thompson

Mark Bittman

Melanie Saltzman

16 November 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Planting perennial grains for human consumption retains more nutrients in the soil, prevents soil erosion, and traps carbon. Farmers and researchers have been working to develop a commercially viable perennial grain, ...

CityLab

David Zipper

13 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Though apps that provide a common platform to view various transit, bike, and pedestrian routes have become more popular, they're not the only way to get people out of their cars and onto more sustainable transportati...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

13 November 2019

Paris, France

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Although Paris public transportation ridership is booming - a goal of the city's to make a positive impact on "green" development - city officials are now looking to expand the metro lines to be able to fit the demand...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

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11 November 2019

Paris, France

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Mushroom farms are popping up in underground parking lots in Paris. The city, facing a surplus of lots as car ownership declines, has been holding competitions to find creative, new purposes for them. Urban farmers, C...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

11 November 2019

United States

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Societal and environmental changes over the years have impacted the likelihood of women being diagnosed with breast cancer, but preventative measures may help mitigate that. From risk-reducing medications for those wh...

11Alive

Rebecca Lindstrom

Lindsey Basye

10 November 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Pennsylvania has made significant strides in decreasing animal cruelty in the commercial breeding sector. It has overhauled its kennel regulations, making sure dogs have access to outdoor space and exercise space, are...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brian Albrecht

10 November 2019

Ohio, United States

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Toxic green algae has become a prominent threat in Lake Erie, but local farmers are trying to reduce their footprint by limiting agricultural nutrient runoff from manure and fertilizer that is spread on their farm fie...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

5 November 2019

Eureka, California, United States

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In October of 2019, the city of Eureka, California returned stolen lands to the Wiyot Tribe, the region’s Native American people. This was done over a decade after a brutal massacre on the land, which is an island tha...

EdSource

Larry Gordon

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5 November 2019

California, United States

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Val Verde Unified School District in California requires high school students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Though advocates have documented significant positive culture changes, researcher...

The Guardian

Christina Larson

4 November 2019

Jamaica

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Coral reefs play a vital role in the ecosystem, but are facing a dire future in many parts of the world. In Jamaica, however, "grassroots-run coral nurseries and fish sanctuaries" have been established over the last d...

CityLab

Tracey Lindeman

4 November 2019

Brumunddal, Norway

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Norway is leading the world in low-carbon structural wood development; now, the country is working to bring factories into the country to turn the trees into usable lumber within the nation's borders. The city of Brum...

Wisconsin Watch

Parker Schorr

30 October 2019

Hurley, Wisconsin, United States

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In order to keep already existing health care facilities open while also planning for the possibility of future expansions, a county in rural Iowa is looking for ways to attract new residents to the area. After consid...

The Hechinger Report

Pete D'Amato

30 October 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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One way that colleges are able to offer increasing amounts of financial aid is by increasing the full cost for others that can afford to pay. However, studies have found that these strategies are not effectively bring...

Civil Eats

Karine Vann

28 October 2019

United States

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Many supermarkets throughout the U.S. have made bulk food shopping available but have failed to take into account the packaging of these foods, which are oftentimes plastic. While some stores have committed to cutting...

Washington Post

Heather Kelly

Scott Wilson

Joy Lanzendorfer

28 October 2019

Santa Rosa, California, United States

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With wildfires becoming more and more common, Californians have become improved their evacuation procedures. Alerting residents earlier via cellphone and then ongoing door-to-door notices have made a difference, along...

The Press Democrat

Stephen Nett

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25 October 2019

Sonoma, California, United States

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California’s Sonoma and Butte counties have been taking new approaches to wildfires – rather than preventing them, they’re hoping to support the ecosystem to withstand them and bounce back. This resilience-centered ap...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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23 October 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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After struggling to control the rapidly growing wild horse population in the West, organizations and local governments across the region collaborate to plan adoptions, humane roundups, and other techniques to control ...

CityLab

Lizabeth Cohen

21 October 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A plan forged in New York City suburbs in the 1970s addressed urban renewal and income inequality by creating low-income housing dwellings in nine separate towns outside of the city. Though the "Fair Share" program fa...

NBC News

Shefali Luthra

19 October 2019

Hamburg, Germany

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Unlike the U.S., Germany has avoided an opioid epidemic by implementing regulations around when the drug is administered to patients that includes alternative treatments, special permission and screening for risk to a...

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