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Ezra Klein

28 January 2020

United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom's health-care system – which has been lauded as one of the most equitable models for care – is built around a government agency that decides "which treatments are worth covering, and for whom." Alth...

New Haven Independent

Ambika Samarthya-Howard

20 January 2020

Puerto Rico, United States

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La Maraña, a nonprofit in Puerto Rico, created a model for how communities could recover from disasters like the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. By including community voices in the design and planning ...

Earth Journalism Network

Janet Murikira

9 January 2020

Kilifi County, Kenya

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The Mijikenda community, an indigenous group in Kenya, is playing an outsized role in preserving the Kaya Kauma forest. Traditional practices around building shrines generates respect for the land, and outsiders are e...

Yes! Magazine

Anna-Catherine Brigida

9 January 2020

Boston, United States

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At one Boston public school, teachers are updating curricula to provide students with history lessons that contextualize current national debates about immigration policy.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 December 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Ahmed Albasheer is an Iraqi journalist who uses a combination of humor and grassroots organizing to teach youth in Iraq and across the world about their government's corruption with his show, "The Albasheer Show.” He ...

Associated Press

Cara Anna

Claire Galofaro

25 December 2019

Bushekeli, Rwanda

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The Rwandan government is on a mission to get palliative care to everyone who needs it by creating their own morphine instead of being beholden to pharmaceutical companies driven by profit. Using Uganda's simple recip...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Anikka Abbott

23 December 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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To help address domestic violence and intervene in crises such as suicide and addiction within Native American communities, a decades-old culture-based program offers workshops that "foster healing through embracing c...

WBEZ

Monica Eng

23 December 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As cities and states across the United States begin to remove lead water pipes, some communities are looking for cost-effective ways to fix them because of the risk of contaminated drinking water. Three cities in the ...

San Francisco Public Press

Laura Wenus

20 December 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Affordable housing in San Francisco is becoming more and more unattainable. When the landlord tried to change its status to not be rent-controlled to not, a group of residents at said building banded together with a n...

USA Today

Kenny Jacoby

16 December 2019

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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A new college athletic policy called the “Tracy Rule” is gaining traction as more colleges are held accountable for the behavior of their student athletes. The Tracy Rule, which has been adopted by 12 NCAA schools so ...

NHK World—Japan

Saori Nakagawa

12 December 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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A handful of initiatives are underway in Japan to improve working conditions for members of the LGBTQ community. One, called Work With Pride, organizes an annual International Coming Out Day and educates workplaces on...

BBC

Hannah Long-Higgins

10 December 2019

Bluffton, Georgia, United States

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Pastures are able to replenish when livestock can move around. By permitting cattle to travel between pastures for feeding, Will Harris’ ranching technique allows the soil to retain more carbon. The carbon captured by...

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Eleanor Klibanoff

5 December 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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The way in which Kentucky’s Louisville Metro Police Department handles rape cases has come into question. The department’s low level of cases being brought to trial is because of the extra step police officers take: c...

BBC

Holly Honderich

3 December 2019

Kentucky, United States

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Since 1892, Berea College in Kentucky has not charged students for tuition. The school avoids adding the "shiny amenities" that other schools may use as selling points and requires that students work a job on campus a...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

1 December 2019

California, United States

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Implementing checklists to prevent suicide risks can reduce the number of deaths by suicide in psychiatric facilities. Since 2007, Veteran’s Affairs medical facilities across the country have successfully reduced the ...

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Amy Fallon

26 November 2019

Kasese, Kasese, Uganda

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A Humanist school in Kasese, Uganda is offering children an education unlike regular education in the country. The Kasese Humanist School teaches children open-mindedness, critical-thinking, environmental awareness, a...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rory Linnane

26 November 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the wake of two consecutive Greenfield High School student suicides, what can the Milwaukee-based school district learn from other initiatives across Wisconsin? Schools in Northeast Wisconsin work with the Sources ...

Associated Press

Martha Irvine

25 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Community members and local organizations on the South side of Chicago collaborate to reclaim their neighborhoods from crime, violence, and poverty by engaging in community conflict resolution, policing and networks o...

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...

Mongabay

Fred Kockott

19 November 2019

Mozambique

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Protecting forests requires collaboration between conservation groups and government authorities. In Mozambique, the Peace Parks Foundation is working with support of the Mozambique government to protect the Zinave Na...

Positive.News

Lucy Douglas

Laura-Louise Mahler

19 November 2019

London, United Kingdom

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Finding ways to implement circular systems reduces the environmental impact of festivals. The London-based nonprofit, a Greener Festival, works with festival planners across Europe to make events more sustainable. In ...

Adventure Travel News

JoAnna Haugen

19 November 2019

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States

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Reducing the environmental footprint of travel and tourism requires curbing habits. Natural Habitat Adventures recently completed a “zero-waste” trip to Yellowstone National Park by implementing several strategies, in...

CityLab

Andrew Small

11 November 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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As the District lagged on its Vision Zero goals, bike and pedestrian advocates in Washington turned traffic fatalities into a rallying cry, and got results.  

WXIA-TV

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Lindsey Basye

10 November 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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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...

Ensia

Virginia Gewin

8 November 2019

France

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Around the world, companies, especially those that depend on the production of plant-based products, are stepping up their sustainability efforts. In the face of climate change, producers of things like coffee and fra...

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