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Monica Campbell

4 November 2015

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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At an Ohio supermarket, refugees get a surprising crash course on everything about pharmacies from the system of refills and dosages to how to open those child-proof bottles.

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David Leveille

29 October 2015

Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and domestic violence are disproportionately higher among indigenous women, and girls in rural villages in the Canadian north are at particular risk. FOXY, a trav...

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Rupa Shenoy

22 October 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Farmland is expensive and scarce in urban areas. In Boston Higher Ground Farm uses green roofs to grow its produce and Grove Lab has designed a cabinet for people to grow their vegetables indoors.

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William Troop

8 October 2015

Roma, Lazio, Italy

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While migrants arriving in Europe wait for asylum, they have few opportunities. Liberi Nantes is a non-profit in Rome that aims to build relationships between migrants and Italians through organized recreational activ...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

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17 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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WhyLoiter is a growing movement that encourages women in India to spend time out in the street to challenge societal restrictions on women in public.

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Bruce Wallace

16 September 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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After years of banning labor unions in Bangladesh, garment workers unionized to fight for higher wages and safer working conditions. For women, this isn't traditionally a space they were welcomed in, but now they’re h...

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Marco Werman

Rhitu Chatterjee

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15 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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In the Mumbai slum of Dharavi, an NGO called Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) is working to make life safer by teaching men the importance of not being violent towards women. Through an app cal...

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Sonia Narang

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14 September 2015

Haryana, India

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Three women left their hometown in Kerala, South India to marry men 2,000 miles away in the northern state of Haryana, where decades of female feticide led to a shortage of brides.

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Joyce Hackel

26 August 2015

Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria

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In war zones, people have a difficult time finding clean water and safe areas to inhabit. Social media, smart phones, and technology applications are aiding in people’s survival. In Aleppo, Syria, the International C...

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Kate McGee

20 July 2015

Giddings, Texas, United States

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Laws make it mandatory for schools with more than twenty English Language Learners (ELLs) in a single grade to have bilingual teachers to support them. One Texas school takes an initiative to find more bilingual teach...

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Robert Boos

19 July 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The state of Louisiana is disappearing at an incredible rate, and its sinking deltas threaten some of the nation's crucial oil, gas, and fisheries industries. Industry and government have created an unprecedented plan...

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Nina Porzucki

30 June 2015

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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A program at a public school in Baton Rouge is using bilingual education to attract middle class families back into the public school system to increase diversity among the student population.

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Sonia Narang

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8 June 2015

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

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Rama Arora defied tradition and secretly pursued her PhD as a young woman in India, succeeding at becoming the first female professor at a women's college. Now she is inspiring more Indian girls to further their educa...

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Monica Campbell

8 June 2015

Alameda, California, United States

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Nail salons offer services that often are toxic to their workers, from manicures causing acrylic dust in the air to the chemicals that can permeate through skin. Salon workers complain of respiratory problems and some...

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Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

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Marc Sollinger

8 May 2015

Central African Republic

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The developing world lacks teachers, doctors, and mental health care workers. A professor in London suggests training capable civilians via online classes and chats to quickly and effectively fill these needs.

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Sonia Narang

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8 May 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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Diabetes hits US immigrant communities especially hard, with genetics and higher-calorie diets explaining just part of it. Support groups help immigrants with diabetes to find a way to eat healthy in the American high...

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Bridget Huber

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27 April 2015

Uganda

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The typical surgery for hydrocephalus, a brain swelling disease, often leads to infection. Medical constraints in Uganda inspired a neurosurgeon to create a safer and more effective surgery which is now used in Uganda...

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Rae Ellen Bichell

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15 April 2015

Kerava, Finland

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Inmates at the prison in Kerava, Finland, do their own shopping and have keys. Open prisons are the final step of the penal system, one that encourages prisoners—who must apply to the prison, but may be welcome even i...

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Peter Thomson

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7 April 2015

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Too much solar and wind power in Germany is overloading their grid. A firm developed a new technology that uses super-fast batteries and software to hold intermittent wind and solar power when more than needed is gene...

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Sonia Narang

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9 March 2015

Manila, Philippines

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Fabella Hospital in Manila is overrun with women in labor or recovering, it exemplifies the overpopulation of the area due to a lack of contraception and family planning access. The Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bi...

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Sonia Narang

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9 March 2015

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Women in the Philippines have been coming to this small clinic in a Manila slum for years to get affordable birth control, something frowned upon in this largely conservative Catholic country.

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Sonia Narang

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22 January 2015

Philippines

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In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...

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Chris Benjamin

10 December 2014

Antarctica

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The Seal Mammal Research Unit at the University of St. Andrews is recruiting and tagging pinnipeds to gather details on ocean conductivity, temperature and depth, collectively called “CTD profiles.” When tagged animal...

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Ari Daniel Shapiro

7 November 2014

Kenya

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Millions of cows die each year from a disease called nagana, which is carried by tsetse flies. But waterbucks, a kind of antelope, manage to keep the flies away thanks to their smell. So scientists are harnessing the ...

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