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Missoula Independent

Erika Fredrickson

19 July 2018

Missoula, Montana, United States

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By 2025, 25% of Montana’s population is expected to be over the age of 65. Bill Thomas and Kavan Peterson are two leaders in approaching how to improve the experience of aging, in Montana and around the globe. They ha...

The Mandarin

David Donaldson

16 July 2018

Australia

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Flexibility allows employees to “work smarter and better.” The productivity payoffs of offering part-time hours and remote work outweigh the administrative costs of such policies, according to a study in Australia.

The Undefeated

Rachel Wisniewski

13 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The nonprofit organization, SquashSmarts, works with Black and Latino youth on Philadelphia’s north and west sides to mentor them from middle school through the end of high school. The organization offers academic ser...

The Guardian

Libby Hogan

12 July 2018

Yangon, Myanmar

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The Myanmar-based organization, Strong Flowers, is providing men and women with sex and gender education. Teaching such classes in a notoriously conservative culture can be challenging, but founder Dr. Thet Su Htwe an...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

11 July 2018

Florida, United States

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In support of artistic creation, marine life, and tourism an underwater sculpture park has opened in Florida. The sculptures have been placed underwater in the Gulf of Mexico in the hopes of creating an artificial ree...

Los Angeles Times

Jacques Leslie

5 July 2018

California, United States

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The California Water Commission must devise a plan for storing groundwater in the state. Aquifers, which are both a cost-saving mechanism and environmentally favorable, may be the solution.

PBS NewsHour

Beth Murphy

4 July 2018

Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, where climate change is drying up previously productive farms, female education has taken on a new importance. A recent Brookings Institution study found that for "every additional year of school a gir...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tiziana Rinaldi

4 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Walking with immigrants to their court hearings and ICE check-ins can help them feel supported and protect their safety and rights. The New Sanctuary Coalition has run an accompaniment program since 2007. Volunteers d...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

29 June 2018

Sweden

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Every migrant child applying for asylum in Sweden gets a public lawyer and an assigned guardian. Although a rapid rise in asylum seekers in 2015-16 strained the country’s migration system, Sweden has not resorted to p...

Quartz

Jenny Anderson

29 June 2018

Brazil

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Criança Feliz (Happy Child), is a parent-coaching program that was launched in Brazil in 2017 to help parents and children build healthier relationships. The program works by sending skilled social workers to the most...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Sarah Jordan

27 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) is one of 56 art organizations to be certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy for committing to standards around artist compensation. ICA is also making ...

The Hechinger Report

Emmanuel Felton

26 June 2018

East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

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In East St. Louis, which is often known by outsiders for its 50 percent unemployment rate and status as the worst performing school district in the country, leaders are using a "collective impact" approach to improve ...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

26 June 2018

Canvey Wick, United Kingdom

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Insect populations are rapidly decreasing across Europe thanks largely in part to human-introduced pesticides. In Britain, entomologists are trying to slow the decline and reintroduce insects by turning abandoned site...

Artnet

Kate Brown

25 June 2018

Canada

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A recently proposed Canadian law would create comprehensive support for the repatriation of cultural objects back from museums to First Nations people. The law addresses a common and critical hurdle for repatriation: ...

WHYY

Nina Feldman

22 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, a Philadelphia non-profit, makes and delivers healthy meals to people with serious illnesses. The deliveries kick-start healthy eating at home, so recipients are ...

Toronto Star

Moira Welsh

20 June 2018

Peel, Ontario, Canada

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Dementia units and long-term care homes for the elderly are often desolate and lonely places, with harried workers attempting to meet the needs of their patients while also meeting government-set metrics of success. F...

BBC

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

18 June 2018

Nigeria

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Stigma stands in the way of safe sex practices. A start-up in Nigeria called Slide Safe is addressing the problem by offering at-home STI test kits. Supplies are delivered in inconspicuous packaging. Customers can als...

Apolitical

Miranda Hall

18 June 2018

India

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Affordable and flexible child care allows female informal workers to earn more money and frees older children to attend school. One model that works well comes from the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Indi...

Christian Science Monitor

Felix Franz

18 June 2018

Kumily, Kerala, India

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With poaching on the rise in the South Indian Periyar Tiger Reserve, officials turned to the poachers themselves to see if they could turn their problem into a solution. In lieu of facing charges, the poachers became ...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

15 June 2018

United States

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Researchers found that more greenery in urban spaces reduces crime and this idea of combatting crime with good design is part of a discipline called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED. It spread a...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Thomas Maresca

12 June 2018

Pyongyang, North Korea

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More than 2,000 North Koreans have accessed entrepreneurship training through a Singaporean nonprofit called Choson Exchange, gaining exposure to market concepts such as pricing and branding -- often for the first tim...

Ensia

Chloe Warren

6 June 2018

Tanzania

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In Tanzania, low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) are a form of telecommunications technology that have the power to potentially stop poachers in their tracks when coupled with geolocation sensors. The application doe...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

5 June 2018

Rockford, Illinois, United States

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Across the United States, communities are coordinating data and strategies to achieve a "functional zero" for homelessness. By creating complex and dynamic systems that utilize detailed data collection, communication ...

Searchlight New Mexico

Lauren Villagran

2 June 2018

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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A Pensacola project is providing new parents with “brain bags”—books to read to their children as well as resources about early childhood development as it relates to language. By educating parents about the impact of...

Smithsonian

Jeff MacGregor

1 June 2018

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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Regions across the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts are taking multi-pronged approaches to what some have called a lionfish epidemic. In Pensacola, Florida, the entire community has rallied behind a comprehensive strateg...

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