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Science Africa

Henry Owino

4 September 2018

Kenya

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Jikos, which are energy-saving stoves, are making a difference in the lives of many living in Kenya. Switching from the standard open flame stove to these more modern cook-stoves have not only shown significant positi...

Bloomberg

Blake Schmidt

30 August 2018

Shenzhen, China

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Massive investment in electric vehicles has reduced noise and air pollution in China. The megacity of Shenzhen, for example, is surprisingly quiet with its fleet of electric buses and ban on gas-powered motorcycles. H...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rina Chandran

28 August 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

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In Bangkok’s Sukhumvit neighborhood, solar panels generate renewable energy, which is traded using blockchain between an apartment building, a mall, a school, and a dental hospital. The pilot project demonstrates the ...

FastCompany

Elizabeth Segran

1 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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An unlikely duo teamed up to create a sustainable shoe. Using wool, tree fibers, and sugarcane, they've created shoes that are sustainable and—in some cases—wholly recyclable. The latest innovation is the petroleum fr...

Yale E360

Patricia Leigh Brown

30 July 2018

California, United States

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Boasting one of the top five largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs that has raised over $6.5 billion, California is leading the way in financially successful renewable energy initiatives. One of the state's mo...

Digital Trends

John R. Quain

25 July 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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A municipality’s ability to collect data and implement small changes can mean cost savings, increased efficiency, and improvements to daily life. By incorporating the ‘internet of things’ into thousands of streetlight...

Yes! Magazine

Erika Lundahl

20 July 2018

California, United States

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Although electrical cars are not of the majority in the United States, their popularity is steadily increasing. Stretching from Baja California to British Columbia, the West Coast Electrical Highway is providing elect...

San Francisco Chronicle

David Baker

12 July 2018

California, United States

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Due in large part to the expanded use of renewable energy and decreased use of natural gas, California was able to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly and ahead of their scheduled goal.

The New York Times

Kaya Laterman

12 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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New York opens up solar energy options to apartment owners who may not be able to install solar panels through community solar groups. These groups give apartment owners access to augmenting their energy supply with r...

Citizen Matters

Laasya Shekhar

28 June 2018

Chennai, India

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In Indian temples, NGOs and priests are partnering to reduce floral waste. Many tons of flowers are diverted from landfills and rivers, using methods like composting and reprocessing--and the idea appears to be catchi...

Latino USA

Melanie La Rosa

19 June 2018

Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria left many properties and people in Puerto Rico completely devastated. One family decided to do what they could to begin the reconstruction process on their own by forming Solar Libre Puerto Rico - a vo...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Carolyn Beeler

18 June 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Despite being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the UK passed the Climate Change Act in 2008, a move that reduced coal-fired electricity generation by 33 percent in only five years. The UK's carbon tax help...

AzerNews

Amina Nazarli

16 June 2018

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Turning rainwater into electric power may sound farfetched, but it has become a reality thanks to 15-year-old Reyhan Jamalova in Azerbaijan. Appropriately dubbed Rainergy, this new source of renewable energy has the p...

The Atlantic

Robinson Meyer

7 June 2018

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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A professor at Harvard may be on the path to being able to transform carbon dioxide into useable fuel, thus changing the game for the rapidly warming planet. By leveraging already existing technology, the professor an...

Model D

David Sands

5 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Solar power has found its way to Detroit thanks in part to one man's efforts to make the resource more available to community members. Through the power of connections and cross sector collaboration, Ali Dirul's proje...

Ensia

Frank Jossi

4 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...

Ensia

Susannah Shmurak

23 May 2018

Clichy-Batignolles, Paris, France

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Setting the bar high for environmental sustainability can encourage innovation and experimentation. Developers of Paris’ new Clichy-Batignolles eco-district are reducing the neighborhood’s carbon footprint in nearly e...

Al Jazeera

Gokul Chakravarthy

22 May 2018

Samsø, Samso, Denmark

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Two communities on opposite sides of the globe are turning to green energy to power their communities. On the island of Samso in Denmark, government officials turned to a cooperative ownership model to build buy-in on...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

11 May 2018

Montrose, Colorado, United States

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Thanks in part to the advancement of technology and federal reforms that now streamline a previously lengthy process, rural Colorado is proving to be a prime candidate for small hydropower projects.

World Economic Forum

Alex Gray

9 May 2018

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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A growing population has led to a growing mountain of trash for Africa. One city is taking control of the issue by turning that trash into energy which not only reduces the amount of physical rubbish by 80 percent, bu...

CityLab

Richard Luscombe ‏

3 May 2018

Babcock Ranch, Florida, United States

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Babcock Ranch is a sustainability “laboratory” that is testing what it takes to build a totally green community. What sets this community apart are the 440 acres of solar panels and the pursuit of a town powered fully...

Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

26 April 2018

Uganda

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Nearly one million South Sudan refugees have fled to Uganda to seek refuge among a safer setting. With this rapid population growth, however, the environmental impacts have included massive deforestation in areas. Alt...

AWE Magazine

Amélie Drouet

26 April 2018

Samsø, Denmark

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A town that was once a “meeting point for Vikings” has become a leader in renewable energy through community investment. First, the island of Samsø needed some convincing, so project developers held community discussi...

The New York Times

Henry Fountain

26 April 2018

Imbra, Oman

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Are rocks the answer to decreasing the scale of carbon dioxide production across the world? These scientists think so - or at least that these rocks have the potential to play a part in this mission. Carbon mineraliza...

Perspective Daily

Felix Franz

25 April 2018

Alappuzha, India

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When garbage threatened the tourism industry in Alappuzha, residents protested enough to spur lasting change. The city is now recognized as the cleanest city in India for its efforts in decentralizing waste management...

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