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Paige Blankenbuehler

26 May 2016

Centre, Colorado, United States

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An over-taxed basin in Colorado is getting its water use under control through the sub-district project, an innovative user-led solution for solving water problems.

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Leah Todd

26 May 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico adapts an innovative forestry idea from Quito, Ecuador, to prevent unpredictable and untamable forest fires. The application of this idea, called the Rio Grande Water Fund, raises money around the Rio Grand...

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Julia Rosen

2 May 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Throughout the city of Portland, there is moss growing in urban trees. When scientists began studying its growth, they were able to not only detect a citywide air pollution problem, but also pinpoint the origin of it ...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

9 November 2015

Okanogan, Washington, United States

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In different regions of the United States, beavers are considered a predatory pest and have been subjected to lethal trapping by Wildlife Services. However, Methow Valley in Washington has initiated a project that sa...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

24 November 2014

Shepherd, Montana, United States

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Clean water and healthy ecosystems are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks that biomimicry - such as reconstructing wetlands and ...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

13 August 2014

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Many wildlife are killed each year as they are hit by cars when crossing highways. Montana built crossing structures over high risk sections of highways, such as grass covered tunnels, for animals to cross safely and ...

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Dave Philipps

19 November 2012

Colorado, United States

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After controversy over the removal wild horse populations, the Bureau of Land Management was tasked with the order of protecting wild horse populations. After years of protection, however, the wild horse population ha...

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