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Nithin Coca

21 April 2020

Indonesia

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The degradation of peatlands is a public health and climate change issue. Organizations in Indonesia are working to understand these wetlands better by mapping the location of them throughout the country and around th...

South China Morning Post

Juliana Loh

21 April 2020

Singapore

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Singapore has instituted three specific measures to help contain coronavirus and cope with current isolation requirements: testing, telehealth, and contact tracing. The commonality between the three approaches is the ...

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Marian Hetherly

20 April 2020

New York, United States

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The Special Olympics turned 50 in 2020, but the pandemic has put a damper on their original birthday plans. People with intellectual and physical differences who participate rely on the games for social connection, so...

The New York Times

Steve Lohr

20 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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After learning that the U.S. would likely face a shortage of ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of "scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, physicians and regulatory experts" collaborated to design an ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jenn Ladd

16 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In response to COVID-19, Philadelphia has a no-questions-asked program that has given out over 72,000 boxes of food for free since it began on March 30th, 2020. It was a team effort between the government and two food...

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Kate Elizabeth Queram

15 April 2020

United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the strain on governments to acquire more physical resources like personal protective equipment, state and local governments have also been faced with a growing need for tech res...

NPR

Camila Domonoske

13 April 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Across the United States, restaurants have been forced to close their dine-in services due to the coronavirus, but many have switched to online order and to-go options in order to stay open. Now, some of these restaur...

Hamden Hunger Project

Shayla Colon

10 April 2020

Hamden, Connecticut, United States

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In order to support food banks—who have seen a steady rise in demand since COVID-19—a team of local Hamden organizations (including Hamden’s Community Emergency Response Team, the Hamden Public Schools, the Hamden Pol...

Los Angeles Times

Louis Sahagon

9 April 2020

Murrieta, California, United States

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A binational effort to transport eggs of the endangered red-legged-frog from Baja California to the Santa Ana Mountains in California was a great success. By working with the Nature Conservancy and various researchers...

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Julia Hotz

9 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As cities in the U.S. are placed under various degrees of lockdown, organizations are working to virtually bring "environmental education and recreation to viewers, from the comfort of their homes." Although virtual w...

The Guardian

Rachel Hall

9 April 2020

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In the UK, universities are playing a role in containing the coronavirus and helping communities cope by creating innovative solutions and using of technology to expand access. From converting shipping containers into...

Knox Pages

Cheryl Splain

8 April 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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Early and rapid collaboration to create new supply chains improves emergency response times. In Knox County, Ohio, manufacturers began working with the Knox Community Hospital to mobilize 3-D printers and offer a shor...

WCBS-TV

Carolyn Gusoff

8 April 2020

Long Island City, New York, United States

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Skiers and snowboarders are donating their used snow goggles to be repurposed as personal protective equipment during the coronavirus. Helping to address a need nationwide, the snow-sport community is "providing an in...

Los Angeles Times

Deborah Vankin

7 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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By running a network of 3-D printers, universities like USC and UCLA Extension, as well as volunteer firms and nonprofits mobilize their resources to create backup masks. The masks are more effective than basic dispos...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

6 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A group of University of Pennsylvania alums are working together to combine their skills and knowledge to make 3-D printed NIH-approved face shields for healthcare workers to use during the coronavirus pandemic. After...

Spectrum News 1 SoCal

Renee Eng

6 April 2020

Cypress, California, United States

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Three people in Orange County came together to fill the gap in testing in their area. A surgeon named Dr. Yalamanchili, a scientist named Dr. Chris Crock, and a laboratory owner named Michelle Huston joined forces to ...

The New York Times

Katrin Bennhold

4 April 2020

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Germany has had plenty of coronavirus patients—more than 100,000 laboratory-confirmed infections—but their death rate is remarkably low compared to neighboring countries. Experts attribute this to extensive and widesp...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steve Twedt

3 April 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Day Owl is a Pittsburgh company known for producing sustainably-sourced backpacks, but in response to the pandemic they have shifted gears to producing medical-grade masks for health care workers. They began shipping ...

The Current

Leslie Turk

3 April 2020

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Personal protective equipment has been in short supply as the pandemic caught the United States off guard. In an effort to fill the gap, a company in Louisiana called Action Specialties has been manufacturing disposab...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

2 April 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Social distancing has negatively affected homeless shelters, because the volunteers who prepare the meals aren't considered essential employees. The city of Cambridge pledged to pay local restaurants to provide bagged...

CNBC

Noah Higgins-Dunn

1 April 2020

New York, United States

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To better trace the spread of coronavirus, Singapore and China have been using apps that collect data about citizens' whereabouts and let people know if they've potentially been in contact with someone who has been di...

Quartz Africa

Farai Shawn Matiashe

1 April 2020

Zimbabwe

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To combat the shortage of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government in Zimbabwe is asking universities "with engineering and technology capacity," to help with production. The univers...

USC Annenberg Media

Karen Wang

Olivia Novato

Alexander Song

1 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Hospitals throughout the United States are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, but communities are trying to help fill the gap. One solution being piloted at universitie...

The New York Times

Matt Apuzzo

David D. Kirkpatrick

1 April 2020

United States

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While most other scientific research around the world has come to a halt, coronavirus research is flourishing as a global collaboration of scientists focuses on understanding the virus and finding a vaccine. Competiti...

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Emily Nonko

1 April 2020

California, United States

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A state’s digital portals can be ways to reach residents’ needs as well as collect data on the real-time effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In California, the state’s SNAP assistance tool, GetCalFresh, emerged as a vit...

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