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19 June 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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While many states across the United States are still working to contain the coronavirus, Hawaii has managed to curb cases in part because of the state's geography, but moreso due to local government officials prioriti...
18 June 2020
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Quick, restrictive and decisive action helped the "oldest African American owned and operated nursing home" in Maryland remain free of Covid-19 cases. With only 15 cases reported in the country, the nursing home didn'...
17 June 2020
Mark Brown has brought Ghandian economic principles of economic justice and local autonomy to the Mexican countryside to form a farm-to-garment textile business that employs villagers who once made woolen textiles unt...
16 June 2020
The pandemic of 2020 bears a heavy resemblance to the pandemic of 1918, and the U.S. can learn from the successes of the past. Investing heavily in school nurses, fostering cross-sector and public/private partnerships...
15 June 2020
To help pregnant women during the COVID-10 pandemic, the government in Uganda sold travel and private hospital care vouchers to those in their third trimester to ensure the women had access to the care they would need...
11 June 2020
An innovative approach to combat climate change involves growing forests and resorting natural vegetation on degraded or barren land. Known as the Miyawaki technique, planting seedlings of indigenous trees close toget...
Inter Press Service News Agency
10 June 2020
Entre Rios, Argentina
Solar energy has provided an affordable and efficient source of energy to rural farmers in Argentina, who live too far off the electrical grid and have traditionally relied on powerful diesel-fueled water pumps. Solar...
5 June 2020
The Netherlands approach of balancing the potential for future economic hardship with the current risk of Covid-19 spreading has appeared to have helped the country to flatten the curve of cases faster than other area...
4 June 2020
New Jersey, United States
Citizen watchdogs can hold local police accountable by using the tactics of investigative reporters that have successfully exposed systemic problems and sparked reforms. One reporter shares five approaches he’s used t...
3 June 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
A group of tech-savy Swarthmore College alumni are helping to get a surplus of personal protective equipment into the hands of the medical professionals who need it most. Tapping into communities where it's not uncomm...
2 June 2020
Henderson, Nevada, United States
Over 3000 Words
Western Governors University in Henderson, Nevada is one of many educational institutions in the United States redefining how students can get degrees through technical skill-oriented programs. Students can obtain cer...
1 June 2020
Under 800 Words
Lessons learned from the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2015 helped South Korea uniquely prepare a quick and effective response to the recent coronavirus outbreak. With several new strategies i...
1 June 2020
Austin, Texas, United States
ConnectATX provides a directory of myriad resources available to residents in Austin, Texas. The services include food aid, rent relief, mental health, childcare, and transportation. ConnectATX has representatives who...
Over 3000 Words
Indigo Agriculture, an ag-tech startup, is looking to pay farmers to draw carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the ground, which could help mitigate the effects of climate change and lower greenhouse gas emissi...
Staten Island Advance
31 May 2020
Staten Island, New York, United States
Dance, karate, and music instructors in Staten Island, New York are adapting and shifting the ways they deliver lessons to work within the virtual landscape their students, and the rest of society are living in due to...
29 May 2020
The local government in Kerala implemented swift and aggressive measures to contain the coronavirus, within three days of learning that China was experiencing an outbreak. The success of the state is largely due to th...
28 May 2020
A nongovernmental organization, Sanku, invented a new technology that allows a machine to mix in the right amount of basic nutrients into flour that children and others need. By working directly with the millers and c...
28 May 2020
To continue serving tens of thousands of refugees stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border during the pandemic, shelters have collaborated on an improvised system to deliver food aid, emergency hotel accommodations, and legal ...
28 May 2020
Khonoma, Nagaland, India
Despite the lockdown and loss of tourism income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the village of Kohonoma in India has been able to maintain a high level of food security for its people. Because of previous legal changes ...
26 May 2020
Brno, Czech Republic
Symbios, a group home in Brno, Czech Republic, aims to equip young adults who grew up in children's homes with life skills by pairing them with college-aged adults, who come from traditional home environments. Within ...
Religion News Service
18 May 2020
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
An interfaith partnership between religions institutions and communities in Arizona has helped provide mask-making jobs to those who have lost their sources of income during the coronavirus pandemic. Participants incl...
17 May 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
Community Services Unlimited (CSU) is a local organization in Southern California that is helping to increase access to healthy foods for families all year round, but especially now during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unlik...
15 May 2020
Vietnam's approach to handling the Covid-19 pandemic prioritized prevention over eradication which, so far, has helped the country avoid virus-caused deaths. Although the restriction in places, such as quarantine faci...
14 May 2020
Supply chains have been disrupted with the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and farmers are suffering from a lack of buying customers. Meanwhile, food banks are in dire straits as more and more people...
14 May 2020
Over 15 Minutes
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Germany has seen some of the lowest death rates in the world. Reasons behind that rate have been attributed to the widespread, accessible testing and subsequent quarantining of ind...
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