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The Atlantic

Ashley Braun

9 November 2017

Puerto Rico

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To reintroduce captive birds into their native lands, wildlife biologists are implementing rather unconventional methods of behavioral conditioning to train species how to behave when approached by a predator.

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Odette Chalaby

8 November 2017

Australia

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Currently poverty is assessed on a household basis, however individuals within the same house can experience poverty differently. The Individual Deprivation Measure will be the first gender-sensitive tool that will be...

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

6 November 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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The prognosis for sickle cell patients has decreased over the past few decades due to the rise of the opioid crisis, lack of information, and race disparities in health care. Vichinsky's center, on the other hand, is ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

26 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A Philadelphia man imprisoned for 40 years for a crime he did not commit was finally freed when the prosecutor who helped put him behind bars realized he made a mistake and worked to get him out. The U.S. Supreme Cour...

Pacific Standard

Francie Diep

25 October 2017

California, United States

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As wildfires grow more intense and deadly in California, some experts say previous strategies to save lives and property need to be revamped and they're pushing for changes in policies. Agencies are studying the deadl...

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Eric Bender

24 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston and other flood-vulnerable areas are having to build for the future to prevent water damage from hurricanes and other natural disasters, especially as climate change makes storms stronger and bigger. Boston is ...

The Vindicator

Tim Rudell

22 October 2017

Youngstown, Ohio, United States

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As the opioid crisis continues to impact all areas of the United States, local governments are starting to try solutions they previously had dismissed. In Ohio, this means implementing needle exchange programs with th...

Pacific Standard

Rick Paulas

18 October 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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Flirting with a corporation can end badly. In exchange for city-wide wireless broadband, Kansas City gave Google near-free rein including fast permitting, free office space, low fees, and taxpayer funds. A few years l...

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Abigail Klein Leichman

8 October 2017

Israel

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In Israel, approaches to help traumatized IDF soldiers were emotionally focused and did not succeed in restoring well-being. The Six C’s model presents a cognitive approach by Dr. Farchi, which involves stimulating th...

CityLab

Aviva Shen

7 October 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Below sea level and prone to floods, residents in New Orleans have been battling water for years. Urban Conservancy and other initiatives help residents to 'own' their water and install permeable concrete and water-lo...

Discover Magazine

Jennifer Hattam

4 October 2017

Germany

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Thousands of researchers across the world have been displaced by war. They struggle to resume their work as refugees in a foreign country. Yet, numerous organizations are trying to help at risk scholars by offering fe...

Pacific Standard

Dwyer Gunn

4 October 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Career Advance, and the Warren Village, are two anti-poverty programs built on the “two-generation model,” which “focuses on providing coordinated, high-quality services to both children and their parents under the um...

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Peter Aldhous

2 October 2017

United States

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Among policy proposals to reduce gun violence the most effective are background checks and the use of focused deterrence by law enforcement. The latter is where police meet with community leaders and members of crimin...

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...

Pacific Standard

Bob Berwyn

28 September 2017

United States

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A new study shows where unprecedented amounts of aquatic invaders are washing up in Hawaii and the West Coast and could help guide a quick response for cleanups as well as ongoing monitoring. That's how biologists era...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

27 September 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania has a compassionate release law for inmates who are terminally ill so they don't die in prison, but in practice it has become even more difficult for inmates and their families to take advantage of it. Th...

Texas Observer

Gus Bova

26 September 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

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Libre by Nexus helps immigrants get out of jail, and makes more than $30 million a year doing it. In exchange for providing collateral to bondsmen, the company charges clients, including asylum seekers in desperate si...

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Meera Vijayann

25 September 2017

United States

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As sexual assaults, especially on university campuses, continue to go on and programs and measures aimed to help the victims of assault are receiving less support, new solutions are involving bars. 'Raise the bar' is ...

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...

Wired

Matt Simon

20 September 2017

Silicon Valley, California, United States

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A genetically engineered fake meat that smells, tastes and has the same texture as a regular beef burger? Sounds impossible, but it's not for the Impossible Burger. Made from ingredients such as wheat and potato prote...

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

Richard Fausset

12 September 2017

United States

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Recently, a wave of hurricanes and tropical storms have ravaged various communities with floodwaters in the United States. This article highlights an upward trend in the U.S. government's hurricane preparedness and st...

News Deeply

Matthew O. Berger

12 September 2017

Coquimbo, Chile

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Scientists and conservationists have been pushing for more marine protected areas, regions that restrict human activity to protect marine life. But, they're quickly realizing it’s not about the quantity of mpa’s, but ...

GOOD Magazine

Ashley Letts

12 September 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There are numerous problems with the education system, and the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy helps activists figure out how to tackle these issues. From racism to trauma survivors, these activists have started movements d...

Wired

Megan Molteni

11 September 2017

Canada

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Climate change is only worsening the frequency and ferocity of forest fires. Projects such as researching what makes trees more susceptible to fires, and having satellites send images of fires as they happen, in order...

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