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The Guardian

Robert Booth

16 March 2020

United Kingdom

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In the UK, mutual aid groups are popping up to deliver food and medical supplies to those who can't leave their homes as a result of the rapidly spreading COVID-19. Organizers are keeping the efforts local to limit th...

Civil Eats

Stephanie Parker

10 March 2020

The Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota, United States

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Native American communities combat pervasive food insecurity with novel approaches to their Food Distribution Program which is a part of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The Spirit Lake Reservat...

Civil Eats

Vera Liang Chang

9 March 2020

Florida, United States

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The Fair Food Program, which educates and empowers farmworkers to report on-the-job sexual harassment, has all but eliminated sexual assaults at participating farms in an industry that otherwise is known for vast powe...

The Guardian

Rebecca Smithers

9 March 2020

Longon, United Kingdom

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At Gail’s, a UK bakery chain, its new “Waste Not” line of food repurposes day-old food into new menu items, reducing waste in the process. By reusing resources, as part of the circular economy model, Gail’s minimizes ...

PBS NewsHour

Mark Bittman

Melanie Saltzman

7 March 2020

Iowa, United States

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A group of women called The Women, Food and Agriculture Network was founded in 1998 in Iowa to educate female landowners about land conservation and implementing sustainable practices on their farms. The group has hel...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

25 February 2020

Kohima, Nagaland, India

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By reviving millet farming, farming communities are adapting to climate change. In India, the Millet Farmers Group, organized by a women’s rights nonprofit, the North East Network (NEN), helps farmers cultivate millet...

EarthBeat

Catherine M. Odell

25 February 2020

Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

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The University of Notre Dame installed three Grind2Energy systems, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste from the campus’ dining halls. The systems process the waste and send it to a local dairy farm where the...

Smart Cities Dive

Chris Teale

24 February 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

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Facing a drought in 2017, Cape Town, South Africa pursued a number of city planning and public engagement efforts to reverse course. From publishing water use dashboards to creating a more flexible water planning stra...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

21 February 2020

Malta, Montana, United States

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According to the WWF, 69 percent of the Northern Great Plains remains untilled, providing great opportunity for making sure that land remains untouched. Two conservation organizations, the Nature Conservancy and the A...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

21 February 2020

Indonesia

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A space-based initiative called Global Fishing Watch is using satellite imagery and data to hold companies accountable to their promise of providing sustainable sourced seafood. While the volume of data and cost of ob...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carey L. Biron

20 February 2020

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Policymakers, nonprofit leaders, and corporate heads have recently undertaken efforts to increase urban forestry. Urban trees decrease energy use, protect storm drain infrastructure, decrease noise, and help boost wel...

Farm and Dairy

Sarah Donaldson

20 February 2020

Ohio, United States

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An urban sustainable food system project at the Ohio State University enabled 10 newly established farmers to start microfarms, which produce crops year-round, at only the cost of their time and labor. The individuals...

WBTS-TV

Ally Donnelly

Jim Haddadin

19 February 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Food waste diverted from the landfill to anaerobic digesters can be used to create electricity. In Massachusetts, farmers and businesses participate in a waste-to-energy project in partnership with Vanguard Renewables...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rick Barrett

18 February 2020

Wisconsin, United States

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Facing environmental issues, changing consumer tastes, corporate mega-farms, and more, small dairy farmers in Wisconsin are quickly adapting their business models to stay afloat. This article looks at a number of solu...

Mongabay

Mahima Jain

11 February 2020

Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu, India

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After climate change led to a declining fish catch, fishermen in Tamil Nadu experimented with artificial reefs to boost biodiversity that would provide fishermen with a better catch. Artificial reefs can serve many pu...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Katherine Rapin

10 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To reduce food waste and address food insecurity on campus, Temple University students started a group messaging app to inform students about free extra food from events.

Honolulu Civil Beat

Claire Caulfield

10 February 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Hawaiian farmers are increasingly concerned about the amount of plastic they’re finding in their compost, which can have long-term effects on their crop growth. Hawaii Earth Recycling, the island’s largest compost pro...

Mongabay

Basudev Mahapatra

10 February 2020

Odisha, India

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By returning to indigenous varieties of crops, farmers can increase ecological diversity and reliance to climate change. In India, hundreds of farmers in the state of Odisha have been returning to indigenous crops, li...

The Huffington Post

Kyla Mandel

6 February 2020

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Across the United States, people are growing “climate victory gardens” in an effort to reconnect people with nature, fight climate change, and produce healthy food. These gardens prioritize soil health above all else,...

BBC

Mikki Cusack

6 February 2020

Manjimup, Australia

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An unusual mixture of biochar — a charcoal-like substance that is produced by burning organic matter — and dung beetles is one way farmers could reduce their cows’ methane emissions to combat climate change, while als...

ThePrint

Rishika Pardikar

5 February 2020

Tamil Nadu, India

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The Nature Conservation Foundation is working to restore patches of rainforests in India that were degraded due to the expansion of plantations in the region. As the climate crisis continues, rainforests can play a ke...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

4 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Monitoring spikes in ethylene allows produce distributors to reduce food waste. The Philadelphia based company, Strella Biotech, uses sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) to track when produce begins to emit ethyl...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Livesay

Melanie Saltzman

2 February 2020

Beirut, Lebanon

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5-15 Minutes

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Training refugees in digital skills provides them with a path toward self sufficiency. A pilot program developed with the UN World Food Program and the American University in Beirut offers computer literacy and Englis...

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 “...

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