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The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

2 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Connecting people coming out of incarceration with employment is crucial to helping them integrate back into society and not return to prison, but employers are often skittish about hiring people with records. Some ar...

Bright Magazine

John Cary

1 November 2017

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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A collaboration between architectural designers and medical providers created a cholera treatment clinic in Port-au-Prince where the design of the building itself supports treatment. The building is well ventilated a...

Inc. Magazine

Jeff Bercovici

24 October 2017

California, United States

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"If I continued as a cardiologist, maybe I would save 2,000 or 3,000 lives over the next 30 years, But if I focus on this, I have the potential to save billions of human lives and trillions of animal lives," explains ...

Politico

Derek Robertson

19 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After students with intellectual and developmental disabilities from Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood complete four years in traditional high school, they are eligible to attend Southside Occupational Academy for...

NationSwell

Neil Parmar

17 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many kids living in low-income areas of Chicago never leave their isolated neighborhood, leaving them with a lack of knowledge about the outside world, and a plethora of knowledge about gangs and danger of their area....

Smithsonian

Laura Poppick

17 October 2017

Inuvik, Canada

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A graduate student from British Columbia, the Arctic Energy Alliance, and the elders of the Inuvialuit people may seem a strange team, but together they are tackling the dual concerns of climate change and the loss of...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

10 October 2017

Mozambique

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In Mozambique, people with disabilities face a series of barriers to success and independence, ranging from education to the workplace. In partnership with Young Africa, the international organization Light for the Wo...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 October 2017

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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The world's 65 million displaced people are not tracked with any cohesive, international database, making reuniting families incredibly difficult. Refunite, a new website with backing from major corporations and inter...

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

3 October 2017

Newport Beach, California, United States

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The 5 Gyres program is a pilot project that takes high school students from low-income districts out on boat expeditions to study the shocking amounts of plastic that can be found in our oceans, hoping to simultaneous...

The GroundTruth Project

Frank Dutan

2 October 2017

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Despite heavy pressure, attending college is not for everyone, and a university degree no longer guarantees job placement; meanwhile industries like manufacturing are facing a decline in interested, qualified workers....

The New York Times

Natalie Schachar

2 October 2017

Mexico City, Mexico

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Scientists in Mexico are deploying instruments to create a network using GPS, pressure and seismic data, to track the movement of tectonic plates with the goal of creating models of earthquakes and tsunamis that would...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

1 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As jails in Ohio struggle with the skyrocketing numbers of people addicted to opioids, they are increasingly becoming the state's primary detox centers. This article explores how several counties are addressing the i...

News Deeply

Hanna Brooks Olsen

25 September 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The population of Orca's is declining and a large portion of pregnancies are ending in miscarriage due to a decline in their food source- Chinook salmon. Taking down Hells Canyon dams, which disrupt the migration patt...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

22 September 2017

Lisboa, Portugal

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By addressing drug addiction as a medical—rather than criminal—issue, Portugal has been able to reduce drug use as well as deaths caused by drugs. Strategies implemented include decriminalization, increased access to ...

High Country News

Joshua Zaffos

18 September 2017

Wyoming, United States

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In Wyoming, the economic development is closely linked to the coal industry. Forty percent of the coal is being mined in this state. However, the industry is declining and many people are losing their jobs. To adjust ...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

18 September 2017

Puget Sound, Washington, United States

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The oceans are acidifying at an alarming rate due to human-influenced climate change, and the effects are proving detrimental to our food chain and the marine ecosystem - especially shellfish, which are literally crum...

How We Get to Next

Greg Noone

15 September 2017

Swaziland

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Mosquito transmitted diseases are only becoming more prevalent due to climate change, posing a global health risk. Various methods are being tested such as genetic modification and gene drives, Project DiSARM-uses tec...

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Bobby Allyn

14 September 2017

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Officials around Pennsylvania who want to reduce recidivism are studying a re-entry program in Lancaster that gives former inmates intensive case management to help them return to society. That includes transitional h...

Los Angeles Times

Kate Mather

13 September 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After a surge in gun violence in 2015, Los Angeles police changed strategies, partnering with community groups and assigning more officers to the neighborhoods hit hardest by the violence to enforce gun laws and focus...

The New York Times

John Cary

12 September 2017

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The cholera outbreak in Haiti affected and killed thousands of people. Treating patients as quickly as possible became a top priority. Mass Design Group designed Gheskio's Cholera Treatment Center as a building that p...

News Deeply

Paul Tullis

11 September 2017

Sunnyvale, California, United States

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Despite advancements in technology in most sectors of life leading to an increase to access of information about practically anything, little is still known about the ocean and its behavioral patterns. Liquid Robotics...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

4 September 2017

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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As San Antonio develops, local groups like the WPA work to preserve cultural heritage along with buildings. Community organization, financing, and legislation are all tools the groups are using to maintain historic co...

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Daniel Malloy

4 September 2017

Salisbury, North Carolina, United States

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A company called LendingClub partnered with a nonprofit development lender called Opportunity Fund in order to help local entrepreneurs find a loan that works for them. The fintech model acts "sort of like an Airbnb f...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

1 September 2017

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

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The opioid crisis has resulted in numerous addictions, overdoses and deaths, leading North Carolina to reassess how they are handling the crisis. A rapid-response team checks on users after being given naloxone, heal...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

25 August 2017

Bangalore, India

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Bangalore's police department had an image problem and their successes weren't reaching the public. Crowd Kart Media took over their social media making memes, popular shows, and humor in order to help the department'...

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