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The New York Times

Amy Yee

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15 October 2018

Watamu, Kenya

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In fishing communities, it isn't uncommon for fishermen to accidentally entrap endangered sea turtles. A non-profit in Kenya, however, has figured out a way to not only help raise awareness about the importance of rel...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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25 September 2018

Liverpool, England

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When it comes to helping H.I.V. patients, Britain's National Health Service is able to keep prices for treatment much lower than the United States does by encouraging the use of generic drugs. The National Health Serv...

The Guardian

Mattha Busby

21 September 2018

United Kingdom

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Incentivizing good behavior is a tried and true tactic often used in child development. However, as the need for better behavior around issues such as recycling and public discord rises, some are finding that going ba...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Brian Edwards

7 September 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Since the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed, investors, community leaders, and local governments have been talking about Opportunity Zones. These are low-income areas in each state--Alabama has 150--that will incentiv...

The Huffington Post

Carrie Budge

5 September 2018

Kenya

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During the Industrial Revolution, farmers began harvesting monoculture crops which produced promising profits but proved harmful to the soil and weakened the immune capabilities of native plants. Lately, however, perm...

The Huffington Post

Lucy Siegle

22 August 2018

Norway

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Plastic comes at a cost for Norwegian plastic producers. Implementing an environmental tax has lead many producers to join what is known as the nationwide bottle deposit scheme. When consumers return their used plasti...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

17 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans, Louisiana is infamously known as a place of cultural celebration and community, but it's also a city plagued by consistent flooding. To reduce the impacts of heavy rainfall, one city-backed initiative is ...

Portland Press Herald

Kevin Miller

12 August 2018

Maine, United States

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Maine has 17 million acres of forestland making it the ideal region for implementing a carbon regulatory program. As governments in both the United States and Canada look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the advant...

E&E News

Jeremy P. Jacobs

6 August 2018

Oxnard, California, United States

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In California's Ventura County, the Oxnard Plain aquifer is critically over-drafted. Farmers who rely on this water are working to implement a novel, market-based approach to decrease water use: a cap and trade. While...

Ohio Valley ReSource

Nicole Erwin

3 August 2018

Kentucky, United States

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For landowners living in close to proximity to the Mississippi River, this means continuously facing the impacts of unexpected flooding. The Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program offers the farmers on these lands the op...

The New York Times

Ellen Rosen

3 August 2018

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States

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Despite the supposed fear of automation taking away jobs, there is in fact a shortage of employees in the manufacturing industry. In rural areas where many manufacturing plants are located, companies are trying a vari...

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Patricia Leigh Brown

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30 July 2018

California, United States

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Boasting one of the top five largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs that has raised over $6.5 billion, California is leading the way in financially successful renewable energy initiatives. One of the state's mo...

The Express Tribune

Bilal Hussain

24 July 2018

Karachi, Pakistan

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Product-based free trade agreements allow countries to exchange specific goods without tariffs and taxes. The approach is growing. Pakistan and Kenya are negotiating an agreement to exchange tea and rice. Iran, Russia...

Texas Standard

Caroline Covington

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18 July 2018

Texas, United States

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Most Texas counties don't offer psychiatry services, so Texas Tech University is sponsoring an $8 million fellowship that trains psychiatrists and then incentives them to remain in the area. In an effort to get immed...

CNBC

Katie Brigham

14 July 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco is aiming to achieve zero waste by 2020. Thanks to the implementation of public policy that made recycling and composting mandatory and a focus on city-wide awareness, however, the Californian city has a...

The Western News

John Blodgett

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13 July 2018

Libby, Montana, United States

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Following the closure of the Western Montana Mental Health Center due to budget cuts to mental health care funding, Lincoln County established a mental health coalition. The coalition came up with a new system for dea...

The Guardian

Matthew Taylor

12 July 2018

Oslo, Norway

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Norway runs a return and recycling program for bottles and cans that is a measurably successful. They tax companies that produce plastics—unless the companies can prove they recycle more 95% of production. Consumers a...

The Marshall Project

Eli Hager

26 June 2018

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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A nonprofit in Charleston, South Carolina, uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help formerly incarcerated men shift their mindsets in order to meet the hefty challenges they face re-entering society. Turning Leaf Pro...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Carolyn Beeler

18 June 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Despite being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the UK passed the Climate Change Act in 2008, a move that reduced coal-fired electricity generation by 33 percent in only five years. The UK's carbon tax help...

The Guardian

Mireille Silcoff

15 June 2018

Quebec, Canada

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Influenced by Scandavian countries, the province of Quebec created its own paid paternity leave program, which offers 70-75% paid leave. The program is aimed at dad’s, who have traditionally faced stigma and judgement...

Governing

Natalie Delgadillo

1 June 2018

United States

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With the rise in mass shootings around the United States, more municipalities and schools are buying active shooter insurance so they can handle costs that come from mass casualty incidents and not go bankrupt. Some i...

The Guardian

Elle Hunt

25 May 2018

Helmond, North Brabant, Netherlands

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A city in Holland known for its lead-footed drivers is finding success in changing behavior by offering small increments of funding for each car that stays at or below the speed limit. The initial effort raised 500 e...

Governing

Laurie Mazur

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25 May 2018

United States

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Environmental impact bonds allow cities, sometimes even community members, to share the risk and rewards with investors that are backing innovative possible solutions to big problems. This plan allows for large-scale ...

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Al Jazeera

22 May 2018

Samsø, Samso, Denmark

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Two communities on opposite sides of the globe are turning to green energy to power their communities. On the island of Samso in Denmark, government officials turned to a cooperative ownership model to build buy-in on...

Vox

Zack Beauchamp

18 May 2018

Australia

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After passing the National Firearms Agreement in 1996, Australia saw a striking decline in suicide and homicide raters. The agreement – a result of a mass shooting – included a ban on certain kinds of guns, a mandator...

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