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NBC News

Linda Givetash

17 August 2019

Sweden

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All over the world, more than 2 million children and teens are participating in classroom walkouts in an effort to bring attention to the severity of climate change. Called, Fridays for the Future, leaders of the move...

Los Angeles Times

Susan Spillman

19 July 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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For one family, living plastic-free was a lifestyle decision made after they learned more about the harm that plastic waste causes. The Watt family lives as plastic-free as possible – carrying their own utensils, buyi...

High Country News

Avery White

16 July 2019

Ute Reservation, Colorado, United States

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The Ute Tribe’s reservation is building its first large-scale solar array with the end goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. The reservation, spanning Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, has partnered wit...

Next City

Sandra Larson

15 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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As gentrification has flourished and Baby Boomers age out of the workforce, “legacy businesses” struggle to find a way to maintain a presence in communities of color. In response, a multi-city fellowship called Shared...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

11 July 2019

United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom’s Committee on Climate Change has helped the country lead the way in cutting emissions and preparing to adapt to climate change. The committee is independent – meaning it isn’t bound to who is in po...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

4 July 2019

London, England

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In London, two community-driven initiatives are working side by side to engage residents in sustainable practices. Energy Garden, a community energy cooperative, has created green spaces in rail stations offers reside...

CivicStory

Donna Liu

26 June 2019

Holmdel, New Jersey, United States

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A New Jersey nonprofit, Sustainable Jersey, is taking a collaborative approach to environmental health, action, and sustainability. The organization is primarily a certification program, giving New Jersey towns guidel...

Global Ground Media

Daniel Hurst

25 June 2019

Indonesia

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Geoengineering, a term used to cover a broad range of large-scale, drastic measures to combat climate change, has the science and policy communities divided. These measures are currently being explored across the worl...

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Amelia Axelsen

21 June 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Nature-based solutions to climate change involve strategic use of greenery to staunch the negative impacts of climate change broadly, but these solutions also have been proven to increase jobs and contribute to the ov...

The Guardian

Patrick Barkham

19 June 2019

England

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Across the world, TreeSisters is partnering with local organizations to help reforestation efforts. The nonprofit is centered on bolstering local, community-based, and usually women-led initiatives in countries like K...

Ensia

David Soll

13 June 2019

United States

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The rollout of the Green New Deal signals a changing culture and mindset toward climate change. While many past responses have been on the individual level – not using plastic straws or carrying reusable bags when goi...

Green Tech Media

Justin Gerdes

13 May 2019

California, United States

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Years after the California Energy Commission funded and launched demonstration microgrids, they’re seeing results. These microgrids, which are localized energy sources that can work independently from large electric g...

High Country News

Chris Berdik

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...

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Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies

Chad Reich

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...

The Guardian

Paula Hardy

30 April 2019

Venice, Italy

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Sustainable initiatives around Venice, Italy tackle the growing number of tourists flooding into the city each year. From waste management strategies to the implementation of resources to drive tourists to locally own...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

30 April 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an intertribal women-led organization that is working to reclaim ownership of land in the Bay Area that Ohlone people have lived on for centuries. They regained access to the land through ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Jason Plautz

30 April 2019

Westminster, Colorado, United States

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Haunted by a 1962 drought in the town of Westminster, Colorado, the city's planners now incorporate water data in their planning processes to ensure that they never face the same sourcing issues again. By breaking dow...

NBC News

Linda Givetash

27 April 2019

United States

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As climate change intensifies, militaries around the world have start adopting new equipment, practices, and processes. The United States has developed the International Military Council on Climate and Security, inten...

The Guardian

Leo Benedictus

24 April 2019

Oxford, England

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From London to Vancouver, across the globe libraries of things are popping up to rent out common, but rare-to-use, household objects. Items include telescopes, lawn mowers, ice cream makers, power drills, you name it....

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

22 April 2019

Hawaii, United States

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Funded by federal grant money, the state, and the Office of Naval Research, Hawaii County public transit has developed its first hydrogen-powered shuttle bus. What’s been called the “fuel of the future,” hydrogen fuel...

Vox

David Roberts

11 April 2019

Barcelona, Spain

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The implementation of "superblocks," or large areas of urban space dedicated to pedestrian & bike multi-use traffic and the unification of urban and rural living benefits, helped one Spanish city reduce automotive tra...

Yale Environment 360

Maria Gallucci

4 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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Dozens of states across the US are adopting programs that offer solar power for low-income communities in order to cut down on their utility costs and provide renewable energy that they previously would not have had a...

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Annika McGinnis

22 March 2019

Kisumu, Kisumu County, Kenya

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Families living in the wetlands of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya are working together with a nonprofit called Ecofinder Kenya to protect and conserve the wetlands they live on. The crux of the incentive centers aroun...

Christian Science Monitor

Daniel Grossman

20 March 2019

Borneo, Indonesia

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The Indonesian government is working with family farmers in Borneo to spread the cultivation of sago crops, which requires the restoration of the country's historic, boggy swamps. This type of agriculture, called palu...

National Geographic

Robert Kunzig

14 March 2019

Hamburg, Germany

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The sustainable city of the future involves public transit and a revitalized downtown - at least, that’s the common thread between what five cities are working towards across the globe. Los Angeles, Atlanta, Shanghai,...

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