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Jessica Huseman

24 March 2020

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As the COVID19 pandemic continues, officials are looking ahead to the United States’ presidential election in November and considering mail-in ballots. While it is a limited-contact way of voting, it presents massive ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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Ginger Christ

24 March 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Modifying traditional disease-tracking tools, local public health officials in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County moved quickly in the pandemic's early days to track the community-level spread of the virus far beyond officially c...

South China Morning Post

Zinnia Lee

19 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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To prevent the transmission of coronavirus to medical professionals and other patients, a hospital in Seoul has started using a make-shift phone booth approach to administering tests. Within seven minutes, doctors are...

CNET

Alfred Ng

17 March 2020

United States

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Many are looking to in-person voting alternatives already used on smaller scales to address the challenges of holding an election during the Covid-19 pandemic. Online or mobile app voting is allowed on a limited basis...

Los Angeles Times

Victoria Kim

14 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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As countries have attempted various responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea’s response stands out for its swift ability to disseminate and scale testing for the disease, which mostly came about in reaction to ...

Quartz

Michael J. Coren

11 March 2020

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, social distancing is being implemented due to its proven success with helping to drastically slow the spread of the Spanish flu in St. Louis Missouri. In a comparis...

The Times-Picayune

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Tegan Wendland

10 March 2020

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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A green roof initiative is one of the projects Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands, is working on to capture and store more rainwater; a solution that might work in Louisiana. With heavier rains and more intense stor...

Nature

Amy Maxmen

6 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When virologists and genomicists in Seattle, Washington realized that COVID-19 was likely to spread to the United States, they began to research ways to keep vulnerable poplulations safe. So far, early success has com...

The Washington Post

Michael Birnbaum

3 March 2020

Switzerland

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren see Switzerland's wealth tax as an inspiration for an equitable model of taxing the rich. America's current model taxes income tax on a sliding scale but rates in the U.S. are low c...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

2 March 2020

Cascade Lockes, Oregon, United States

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Washington State could pass one of the toughest restrictions on water bottling operations in the United States, thanks to activists who raised environmental concerns over a bottling facility that wanted to open in a t...

EarthBeat

Catherine M. Odell

25 February 2020

Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

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The University of Notre Dame installed three Grind2Energy systems, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste from the campus’ dining halls. The systems process the waste and send it to a local dairy farm where the...

The Trace

Ann Givens

24 February 2020

Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States

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Despite a strong gun-rights culture in the state, Louisiana law enforcement agencies use aggressive gun-confiscation laws and procedures to disarm domestic abusers as part of a wider array of protections for victims. ...

The Huffington Post

Kyla Mandel

6 February 2020

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Across the United States, people are growing “climate victory gardens” in an effort to reconnect people with nature, fight climate change, and produce healthy food. These gardens prioritize soil health above all else,...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

31 January 2020

Park City, Utah, United States

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With rural areas and mountain towns increasingly facing traffic issues during peak outdoor season or other temporary population growth periods, some have modeled responses after urban transit plans. Park City, the hos...

Planet Forward

Dylan Simard

31 January 2020

Rio Verde, Arizona, United States

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Volunteers in Arizona are building plastic cube structures to create a fish habitat in some of the state’s lakes. Since many of the lakes are in the desert, the shoreline is often not very hospitable for fish. These “...

U.S. News & World Report

Juhie Bhatia

16 December 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

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There are six countries that have reached "90–90–90" targets meaning, "90 percent of people with HIV in a country know their status, 90 percent of those diagnosed are on treatment, and 90 percent on treatment are vira...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

13 December 2019

Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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In order to encourage more community members to donate blood, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria has created a system that connects "willing blood donors and recipients at no cost." Utilizing social media serv...

Bitterroot

Levi Pulkkinen

13 December 2019

Oregon, United States

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The world's oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is a positive thing in the face of climate change for those living on land, but can harm the animals that rely on certain acidification levels of oce...

Bangor Daily News

Bill Trotter

10 December 2019

Maine, United States

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Landfills can offer prime real estate for solar potential due to the lack of trees and access to direct sunlight, and Maine is taking advantage of this. Seen as a sustainable renewable energy project, this is just one...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Mitch Anderson

7 December 2019

Humboldt County, California, United States

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The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe in California installed its own small-scale electrical supply grid using solar panels and Tesla batteries to make their community more resilient to energy disruptions and lower carbon dio...

Indiana Environmental Reporter

Violet Baron

4 December 2019

Orleans, Indiana, United States

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Small farmers in Indiana are working together to "manage the spaces they share, and to use those resources to improve their community by growing healthy food, and distributing that food to the people around them." Alt...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

1 December 2019

Danville, Pennsylvania, United States

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School districts in Pennsylvania are overhauling traditional reading curricula in favor of new neuroscience research that shows how the human brain processes sounds and symbols. The program is time-intensive, requirin...

The Colorado Sun

Nancy Lofholm

28 November 2019

Colorado, United States

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The Four Corners region in southwest Colorado has become home to nearly 500 varietals of apples, revitalizing the industry as a whole, thanks to the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project. The practice of researching a...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

8 November 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Over the past dozen years, The Commercial Appeal, once the top morning newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee, slowly succumbed to the same ownership changes and downsizing that has plagued numerous other local papers across...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

7 November 2019

Bennett, Colorado, United States

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Emerald Garden farm in Colorado is a microgreens hydroponic farming operation that is using a comprehensive approach toward conducting business. From experimenting with new practices to reduce food waste to diversifyi...

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