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29 September 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Amidst a world struggling with smart ways to confront climate change, Hawaii's 2050 Plan for sustainability is working to be a model for the rest of the world. So far, it is on it's way to being a leader in solar ener...
18 September 2014
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, United States
The dangers of the crabbing industry were well known long before the show "Deadliest Catch" made them famous. But deaths on the job decreased dramatically thanks to an awareness campaign spearheaded by the National In...
21 August 2014
What about the world’s poorest, for whom new, expensive gadgets are out of reach - what types of innovation would be most beneficial for them? Through “frugal innovation”, people are designing products specifically to...
6 August 2014
Santa Cruz, California, United States
Due to drought and water shortage in California's Central Coast, community members collaborate with local government to create better water usage systems from runoff and to recycle waste water in order to irrigate crops.
2 August 2014
Brewster, Washington, United States
New water management technology implemented along the Columbia has significantly helped the fish population - specifically salmon - return to healthy numbers and has restored much of the community and industry that re...
17 July 2014
With youth no longer joining the agriculture workforce at the same rate or volume as they were historically, food systems are struggling to keep pace with need. Prioritizing the efficiency of supply chains and food se...
1 July 2014
Pescadero, California, United States
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Historically, open land conservationists and cattle ranchers in California were rivals but with new research, which praises controlled cattle grazing habits, cows are being welcomed back to open land grasslands, regen...
17 June 2014
Dutch farmers are saying no to antibiotics for livestock. The Netherlands is in the midst of a high-stakes, government-mandated experiment: Can large-scale meat production succeed without routine use of antibiotics?
16 June 2014
Seattle, Washington, United States
The creation, support and development of farmers' markets around the United States lends itself to the economic empowerment of women and minority growers. From Seattle to Philadelphia, these small public markets make ...
14 June 2014
Erachi, Tamil Nadu, India
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Small-scale women farmers are working together to create a new Green Revolution in southern India, opening a set of pilot farms to empower women and sustainably farm.
8 June 2014
San Francisco, California, United States
Through creative financing and new technology, a non-profit in San Francisco is making farmers markets more accessible to residents who rely on federal nutrition benefits.
5 June 2014
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
The demand for food crops is increasing globally while the crop resilience is decreasing due to a warming climate and elevated CO2 levels. Scientists in Washington, DC are testing how to cross food crops with weeds, w...
5 June 2014
Bronx, New York, United States
The Bronx is working to solve obesity by turning to healthy eating in a society where fast food is cheaper and of greater quantity. It turns out that increasing access to fruits and vegetables, which the Bronx has don...
27 May 2014
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Tucson has slashed its per capita water consumption by more than a third, and one of the more startling ways it's done that is by reusing water after it's flushed down the toilet or run through a washing machine.
24 April 2014
Immokalee, Florida, United States
For decades, migrant workers in Florida have been employed under dreadful conditions, picking produce without breaks under extreme temperatures and women being sexually harassed. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers ha...
17 April 2014
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The solution is quinoa, the problem is a bit more complicated. As the human population increases alongside environmental challenges like water scarcity and climate change, quinoa shines as the answer to what can withs...
Minnesota Public Radio
16 April 2014
Saint Michael, Minnesota, United States
Capturing water during times of plenty, storing it underground, and pulling it out later when it's needed—it's a strategy used in the western and southeastern parts of the country, and now, for the first time, in Minn...
14 April 2014
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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In an agricultural system designed for big-industrial growers, many farmers struggle to bridge the relationship between their produce and consumers, as well as strengthening local economies. The food hub is a collecti...
14 April 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Creating an indoor aquaculture operation in an old brewery is, oddly enough, using surprisingly little water.
9 April 2014
The Green Revolution in Asia and Latin America never spread to Africa, due to the continent's varied climate, degraded soil and lack of infrastructure. Now, scientists look to develop a high grossing wheat seed to bri...
1 April 2014
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A robust population of grizzly bears can be an indicator of healthy land; however, the bears also can destroy grain bins, consume vegetation, and kill livestock. Ranchers work with the Canadian government and local co...
13 March 2014
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Colombia’s National Development Plan for cattle ranching seeks to reduce pasture land from 94 million acres to 70 million acres while increasing cattle numbers from 23 million head to 40 million. The program focuses o...
19 February 2014
Belgrade, Minnesota, United States
Minnesotans are being prodded to take a different look at how they use water and how to make sure an apparent abundance can be made to last.
10 February 2014
Montana, United States
When cattle die on ranches in Montana, they can attract grizzly bears that can come dangerously close landowners, ranches, and living livestock. Blackfoot Challenge, a coalition of ranchers and landowners who work wit...
1 January 2014
Chikwawa, Southern Region, Malawi
In just the next couple of decades, the World Bank says, farmers across Africa could lose more than half their cropland to drought and heat - the issue is considered so pressing that, a few years ago, Malawi's Departm...
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