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Elissa Nadworny

Clare Lombardo

15 May 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

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When a group of middle school girls got tired of having their periods treated as a stigmatized issue, they decided to start their own podcast in order to educate their peers and start a conversation around this natura...

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Laura Meckler

15 May 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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To combat emotional distress that many students are facing, schools across the nation are implementing mock funerals, allowing students to figuratively "bury their pain." Although issues at focus range from drunk driv...

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Ashley Braun

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15 May 2019

Roxby Downs, South Australia, Australia

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A team of scientists in Australia are experimenting with what they call a “vaccination approach” to saving endangered wildlife. Never evolving to recognize or escape predators introduced by European colonizers, wildli...

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Eve Livingston

13 May 2019

Delhi, India

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Recent efforts to bring a gender perspective, especially a feminist one, to urban planning are making cities safer and more inclusive. One Indian app called SafetiPin crowdsources ratings of public spaces based on var...

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Nicole Madrid

13 May 2019

El Paso, Texas, United States

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The city of El Paso, Texas has implemented a successful trap, neuter, return strategy to deal with the large numbers of feral cats in the city. The cost effective and more humane model replaced the previous euthanasia...

The New York Times

Christina Goldbaum

13 May 2019

Utica, New York, United States

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Places like Utica, New York are working to convince refugees and new immigrants to move to their cities to stimulate the local economy and counteract population decline over the decades. Through more comprehensive ser...

Fox10 News

Tyler Fingert

13 May 2019

Mobile, Alabama, United States

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Bishop State Community College’s truck driver training program is working proactively to prevent semi-truck crashes. The Mobile, Alabama college doesn’t prepare them to be truck drivers, but rather equips them with th...

High Country News

Chris Berdik

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13 May 2019

Forks, Washington, United States

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In an effort to decrease noise pollution in natural spaces across the country, Quiet Parks International is seeking to certify wildlife places that are noise-free. Using data collection, the organization is able to me...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

11 May 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Manchester, New Hampshire is seeing early success with a new program that helps keep mothers battling addiction in contact with their children. Based on the premise that keeping parents connected with their child duri...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

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9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Katherine Webb-Hehn

8 May 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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From city-wide efforts to faith-based interventions to public health approaches, the city of Birmingham, Alabama is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to ending gun violence in the city. The city has been deeply aff...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

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7 May 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Detroit Food Academy brings together local educators, chefs, and business owners to teach youth and young adults in the city business and entrepreneurship skills through cooking lessons and opportunities. The prog...

BBC

Dan Lytwyn

6 May 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Changing stereotypes surrounding sexuality for indigenous women requires addressing the underlying issues of culture, colonization, and identity. The Virago Nation burlesque collective, based in Vancouver, CA, blends ...

NPR

Elissa Nadworny

6 May 2019

San Bernardino, California, United States

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For people reentering society after prison, the Reentry Initiative offers them the services and support they need. The program, housed at California State San Bernardino, provides former inmates the tools they need to...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 May 2019

Branson, Colorado, United States

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Innovation is the key to resilience. In Branson, Colorado, the community of only 55 residents and with volunteer town council has taken on the massive task of bringing its water system up to compliance with the Colora...

Pine Tree Watch

Peter Weed

4 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Organizations and local governments in Maine put together the complex puzzle that is immigrant employment status. By connecting varying pieces, from providing English classes to establishing professional credentials, ...

Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

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3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

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Aseanty Pahlevi

3 May 2019

Sungai Nibung, Indonesia

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Offering ecosystems a short break from extractive practices can stave off environmental degradation and overfishing. In Indonesia, regions of the Nibung River are closed for several months to allow populations of fish...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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2 May 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Home To Stay, a new collaborative program in Milwaukee, WI, brings together community-based organizations, government agencies, and private employers to provide outreach and services for formerly incarcerated individu...

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Hannah Thomasy

2 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Across the world, research is being done to figure out if probiotics – live bacteria that hold numerous health benefits – can help animals other than humans. Thus far, such treatments have yielded success in labs work...

NPR

Lauren Sommer

2 May 2019

Modesto, California, United States

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California’s Healthy Soils Initiative is providing funding for farmers across the state to grow cover crops that will help move carbon from the air to the soil. Doing so not only cleans the air, but helps the soil and...

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Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies

Chad Reich

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2 May 2019

Appalachia, Ohio, United States

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After the legacy of acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines in Appalachian Ohio, there are several initiatives working to clean up the rivers and streams. Change-agents from universities, local organizations, and...

Los Angeles Times

Marisa Gerber

1 May 2019

Long Beach, California, United States

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For two hours every Thursday, a support group for transgender Latina women called Transgéneros Unidas is held in Long Beach, California. Run by an organization called Bienestar, several cities in CA host these meeting...

Pacific Standard

Alieza Durana

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1 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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House calls are not new to the medicine field, but they are becoming more predominant as doctors look for ways to expand access to those that aren't able to make it into an office. Focusing mostly on "disabled, chroni...

The Guardian

Sarah Boseley

1 May 2019

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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Increasing the confidence of parents in directing their children toward healthy choices is crucial in the battle against childhood obesity. In Leeds, England, the HENRY (Health, Exercise, and Nutrition for the Really ...

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