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Anisa Subedar

14 April 2020

United Kingdom

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Noise pollution can have negative impacts on health, but researchers in different parts of the world are working on projects that all aim to address this concern. Some solutions – such as concrete structures surroundi...

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Aysha Imtiaz

1 April 2020

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Pakistan, where many citizens earn a daily wage from street businesses that have now been forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistanis are continuing to contribute zakat, "the traditional Muslim char...

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Kavita Puri

26 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea, despite being a close neighbor to China, where the COVID-19 outbreak originated, managed to build a swift public health and government response that may have lessons for other countries fighting the pande...

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Sophia Smith Galer

25 March 2020

Netherlands

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VR Church, an online, fully virtual place of worship, offers a religious community outlet for people who are not able to attend physical churches, for reasons of disability, autism, or any number of things that keep p...

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Helier Cheung

21 March 2020

Singapore

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As the West continues to battle the spread of coronavirus, countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan offer lessons in what's working to flatten the curve. Although some measures such as early intervention and so...

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Maddy Savage

21 February 2020

Helsingborg, Sweden

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To combat loneliness, a flat in Helsingborg rents only to retirees and people under 25, and their contract requires that they spend at least 2 hours a week socializing together. The building, a former retirement home ...

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Maddy Savage

18 February 2020

Helsingborg, Sweden

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To help young adults and seniors manage feelings of isolation, a retirement home was revamped into a housing project that caters to those under 25 and pensioners. Living in this new apartment complex comes with a prov...

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Frank Swain

17 February 2020

Norfolk Island, Australia

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As countries wrestle with how to reduce their carbon emissions, grassroots carbon rationing experiments are taking shape around the word. On an Australian Island of 800 people, a quarter of them participated in a test...

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Megan Janetsky

16 February 2020

Cartagena, Colombia

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The League of Displaced Women built “The City of Women" in 2003. The city has about 100 homes for women and their families, including men, who faced and/or fled murder, rape, and other forms of violence during the con...

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Mikki Cusack

6 February 2020

Manjimup, Australia

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An unusual mixture of biochar — a charcoal-like substance that is produced by burning organic matter — and dung beetles is one way farmers could reduce their cows’ methane emissions to combat climate change, while als...

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Erika Benke

24 December 2019

Ii, Finland

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The town of Ii, in northern Finland, has cut carbon emissions by 80 percent, hitting the European Union's target 30 years before the deadline. Thanks to collective action in the community, businessmen, children, grand...

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Alon Farago

20 December 2019

Jerusalem, Israel

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Ending discrimination in football requires directly addressing some of the negative aspects of fan behavior. In Israel, the owner of the Beitar Jerusalem football club has threatened to take legal action against the L...

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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...

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Sophie Long

9 December 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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The city of Stockton, California is providing several low-income residents with $500 per month to pilot the effects of a "Universal Basic Income." So far, pilot participants report feeling less stressed about money, h...

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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...

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Reha Kansara

3 December 2019

Uganda

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In Uganda, which has high youth unemployment rates, schools are starting to incorporate entrepreneurship lessons into traditional curricula to prepare students for life and an unstable job market after school.

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Dougal Shaw

29 November 2019

Telford, United Kingdom

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A recycling plant in Telford, England has found a way to recycle old refrigerators into new ones using a new technology that preserves the plastic without contamination from the refrigerator coolant. Usually, recycled...

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James Gallagher

22 November 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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To combat dengue fever, cities around the world are experimenting with injecting a bacterial ally into mosquito eggs that helps prevent the virus from growing inside the insects. Although the approach is still in earl...

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Dougal Shaw

14 November 2019

Andernach, Germany

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A pilot recycling sorting method hosted in Germany has created an easier way for recyclable and non-recyclable products to be separated. Designers printed invisible digital codes - much like invisible barcodes that ca...

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Dougal Shaw

11 November 2019

Paris, France

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Mushroom farms are popping up in underground parking lots in Paris. The city, facing a surplus of lots as car ownership declines, has been holding competitions to find creative, new purposes for them. Urban farmers, C...

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Elaine Murphy

11 November 2019

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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A program launched by the Equal Community Foundation (ECF) in 2011 called Action for Equality (AFE) educates more than 5,000 teenage boys in Pune, India about violence against women. They spend 43 weeks learning curri...

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Vittoria Traverso

29 October 2019

Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

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In China, elderly people tend to exercise in groups in public parks which has lead to the formation of senior playgrounds. Promoting a "longstanding cultural tradition" as well as good health, these playgrounds are ga...

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Irene Caselli

27 September 2019

Lampedusa, Italy

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In Lampedusa, a small Italian island, those that are struggling with mental health issues are finding help and solace in a local vegetable garden. Although this solution is not intended to act as a stand-alone answer,...

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Dougal Shaw

27 September 2019

Saint-Denis, Paris Region, France

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Les Alchimistes is a social enterprise outside of Paris that turns the 900,000 tons of food waste produced every year into compost that is then sold to farmers. The group is supported by industrial composters named Ti...

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Christine Ro

26 September 2019

Bhutan

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Bhutan has committed to eliminating malaria from the country, as in on track to do so thanks in part to the Bhutanese government's consistent persistence to raise public awareness. Arming citizens with mosquito nets, ...

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