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PBS NewsHour

Melanie Saltzman

Christopher Livesay

Alessandro Pavone

1 February 2020

Jordan

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5-15 Minutes

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Jordan is dealing with an influx of Syrian refugees that are putting a strain on already scarce resources like water. In response, the United Nations World Food Program has started to grow barley and other foods hydro...

Planet Forward

Dylan Simard

31 January 2020

Rio Verde, Arizona, United States

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Volunteers in Arizona are building plastic cube structures to create a fish habitat in some of the state’s lakes. Since many of the lakes are in the desert, the shoreline is often not very hospitable for fish. These “...

Hakai Magazine

Kerry Rose Graning

20 January 2020

Louisiana, United States

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Martin Ecosystems uses recycled plastic bottles to manufacture artificial islands and shorelines, allowing native vegetation to grow and preventing land erosion, which has restored Louisiana’s wetlands and barrier isl...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Angela Ross

15 January 2020

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The use of rain gardens and rain tanks - which capture rainwater runoff, clean the water, and reuse the water for plants and gardens - helps to reduce water waste and toxic runoff. One Australian man built a rain gard...

Planet Forward

Francesca Edralin

14 January 2020

United States

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Agricultural and marine scientists teamed up to tackle methane emissions from cow belches. They created a formula made up of red algae seaweed that cut methane emissions from the animals by 70 percent. While tests sti...

Hakai Magazine

Dani Leviss

9 January 2020

New Jersey, United States

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Low cost sonar helps teams of crabbers in the Great Bay Estuary locate abandoned traps, which they use hook lines to remove to protect wildlife and damage to fishing boats. Funded by three grants, teams have retrieved...

Yes! Magazine

Jason G. Goldman

3 January 2020

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

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Scientists from the Haida Nation, Parks Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, researchers from academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and representatives from the commercial fishing sector, are all collabo...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miles Wilson

31 December 2019

Maricopa, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, the use of drones as farming technology is gaining traction. While still in the early stages, drones have shown to help with field mapping and data collection on things like crop conditions, water quality,...

The Guardian

Damian Carrington

18 December 2019

El Fasher, Sudan

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Cooperation and collective action work not only to mitigate the effects of climate change, they can also build bridges to peace. In El Fasher, Sudan, farmers and pastoralists along the Wadi El Ku River have come toget...

Mongabay

Mou Chakraborty

17 December 2019

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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For decades, Sumita Banerjee has mobilized her community to save the Rabindra Sarovar lake. The lake preserves floral species, generates oxygen, and offers green space for locals to enjoy, but it’s threatened by gover...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Christine McLaren

17 December 2019

Port Stephens, Australia

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In Australia, scientists have developed a method to seed the ocean floor with healthy plants as a way to regrow dying ocean forests vital to the ecosystem. They have also crowdsourced the process, with volunteers coll...

The Narwhal

Andrew Findlay

Taylor Roades

16 December 2019

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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After an abandoned copper mine destroyed the Tsolum River in Canada, it took decades and cross-sector collaboration to reduce acid runoff and bring back fish populations. The government, a restoration society, and eve...

Bitterroot

Levi Pulkkinen

13 December 2019

Oregon, United States

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The world's oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is a positive thing in the face of climate change for those living on land, but can harm the animals that rely on certain acidification levels of oce...

Earth Journalism Network

Wagema Mwangi

5 December 2019

Kuruwito, Kenya

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The Kuruwito Conservation and Welfare Association, a community group created after a decrease in fish population threatened the local economy in Kuruwito village, has become a leader in marine conservation. The group ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

20 November 2019

Peoria, Illinois, United States

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Green infrastructure provides a return on investment and improves the quality of life in a community. In Peoria, Illinois, the city’s Public Works Department has piloted several green infrastructure initiatives with t...

Adventure Travel News

JoAnna Haugen

19 November 2019

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States

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Reducing the environmental footprint of travel and tourism requires curbing habits. Natural Habitat Adventures recently completed a “zero-waste” trip to Yellowstone National Park by implementing several strategies, in...

The Guardian

Jessica Murray

15 November 2019

Sweden

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Greta Thunberg is well-known for leading the youth climate movement, but her habit of using sailboats as a means of transportation is also gaining traction. Facebook groups that help connect sailboat hitchhikers have ...

OZY

Rishika Pardikar

13 November 2019

Laporiya, Rajasthan, India

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The people of a small village on the edge of the Thar Desert have managed for decades to resist "desertification" -- degradation of arid land to the point that it is uninhabitable -- by storing monsoon waters for use ...

Mongabay

Laura Villadiego

12 November 2019

General Santos City, Philippines

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Efforts to reduce illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing also make fishermen safer at sea. Vessel Monitoring Mechanisms (VMM) and electronic catch documentation (eCDT) track the origin of fish headed to ma...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brian Albrecht

10 November 2019

Ohio, United States

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Toxic green algae has become a prominent threat in Lake Erie, but local farmers are trying to reduce their footprint by limiting agricultural nutrient runoff from manure and fertilizer that is spread on their farm fie...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brian Albrecht

10 November 2019

Chesapeake, Ohio, United States

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The Great Lakes region is becoming overtaken by algal blooms, but reduction efforts from past projects are helping to create a guide for a way forward. The Chesapeake Bay Program – a multi-state and multi-agency effor...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

9 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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To address worsening droughts and limited water resources in the 2nd driest state in the country, Utah government officials are implementing different methods of water metering throughout the state as a tool for water...

The Guardian

Christina Larson

4 November 2019

Jamaica

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Coral reefs play a vital role in the ecosystem, but are facing a dire future in many parts of the world. In Jamaica, however, "grassroots-run coral nurseries and fish sanctuaries" have been established over the last d...

PBS POV

Michael Premo

Rachel Falcone

4 November 2019

New Brunswick, Canada

Documentary

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After an energy company began exploring New Bruncwick territory for oil and natural gas, Indigenous tribes and white people worked together to protect their water and ban fracking. They held protests at government bui...

Albuquerque Journal

Theresa Davis

3 November 2019

Fenton Lake, New Mexico, United States

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State agencies and conservation groups are working to boost the numbers of wild Rio Grande cutthroat trout, the state fish of New Mexico. The future of the fish is in question because of invasive species, wildfires, a...

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