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The Seattle Times

Abigail Higgins

25 April 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In S. King County, Wash., the organization Global to Local identified Seattle's ironic status as being a global-health center but having an increasingly unhealthy populace. Global to Local pointed local citizens to a ...

CivicStory

Susan Haig

23 April 2014

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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To play their part in environmentally friendly solutions to a trash problem, the city of Princeton, NJ has implemented a program curbside composting program that has already grown from 160 participants to over 900. Th...

Politico

Dan Morrison

21 April 2014

Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is fighting rising sea levels due to climate change. It's doing so with the help of foreign money and Dutch-inspired engineering.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Wanjohi Kabukuru

29 March 2014

Roche Caiman, Victoria, Seychelles

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Warming water has led to the collapse of coral reef systems in the western Indian Ocean, essential to fisheries, protecting shorelines, and reducing beach erosion and sea-level rise. Marine scientists from Nature Seyc...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

19 March 2014

Kansas, United States

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Children who experience neglect, severe stress or sudden separation at a young age can be traumatized - without appropriate adult support, trauma can interfere with healthy brain development, inhibiting children’s abi...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

19 March 2014

Bangor, Maine, United States

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Northern Maine is home to some of America's poorest - but it ranks high on national measures of health. Hospital programs visit more patients in their homes where they can be more comfortable and receive everything th...

Earthzine

Osha Gray Davidson

18 March 2014

Geneva, Switzerland

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Though individual treatments are cheap, cholera is costing the third world countless lives. Using modern technology, researchers work to exterminate it and other curable diseases.

National Geographic

Laurel Neme

12 March 2014

Bharatpur, Nepal

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Bucking the worldwide trend, Nepal continues its successful fight against poaching, thanks to a multilayered system of information gathering, enforcement, and swift justice.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

12 March 2014

South Carolina, United States

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Reducing cases of early birth deliveries shouldn’t have been hard — at least, they should have been easier to change than many other harmful practices. But it was - until hospitals started introducing models for chang...

The Economist

The Economist

26 February 2014

Sweden

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Sweden's "Vision Zero" program has used a comprehensive approach to infrastructure and regulation to drastically reduce traffic-related deaths, making Swedish roads the safest in the world.

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Stephanie O'Neill

31 January 2014

Pasadena, California, United States

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Infection rates - once kept private by hospitals - are now public record in 32 states, California included. This new transparency - coupled with Medicare now docking payments to hospitals that don’t meet quality measu...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

26 January 2014

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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In Memphis, “school officials, politicians, business leaders, preachers, nonprofit organizations and everyday residents” came together to fight crime in a strategy known as Collective Impact. Could this approach help ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

8 January 2014

New York, New York, United States

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A panoply of responses to poverty has emerged to address poverty in the United States and abroad. The responses share in three key tactics: Measuring impact, paying for success, and collaboration.

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 December 2013

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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Areas of High Point, North Carolina have suffered from crime, poverty, and neglect, until the city began implementing Operation Ceasefire, a policing program that uses data collecting, community support against crime....

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Catherine Cheney

19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

21 November 2013

Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States

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In Iowa, a Medicare program uses financial incentives to encourage doctors and hospitals to provide the highest quality care possible. The approach has proven successful in providing comprehensive treatment for freque...

The Telegraph

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

16 November 2013

Binkolo, Bombali District, Sierra Leone

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The bloody civil war that tore through Sierra Leone for over a decade was one of the most devastating and violent in Africa's modern history. Those that suffered most were usually young woman, forced into combat, disp...

The Atlantic

Robinson Meyer

13 November 2013

Port-au-Prince, Philippines

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After typhoon Haiyan, the devastation to the Philippines was hard to locate and track. The Red Cross staffed volunteers to sort through crowd-sourced data to create maps. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap software applic...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

5 November 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other citie...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

16 October 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Unified School District is piloting a collaboration with the design firm IDEO to re-imagine the school food system and help combat childhood obesity by better designing the space and the experience o...

United Nations University

Ingvar Birgir Fridleifsson

Málfrídur Ómarsdóttir

4 October 2013

Hellisheidi, Iceland

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As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of balancing rapid development and energy needs against sustainability initiatives and conscientious practices, renewables continue to provide a growing, construct...

NPR

Matt Stiles

11 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Playgrounds that are accessible for children with special needs can be difficult to find. NPR launched a national crowd-sourced guide called Playgrounds for Everyone, which invited individuals to add playgrounds that ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

21 August 2013

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Water:Charity assumed that money and celebrity exposure would be able to solve the world’s access-to-clean-water crisis. But this approach often led to more abandoned water pumps. Charities – and journalists who cover...

The New York Times

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

29 July 2013

Cuba

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Despite the fact that Cuba and the United States have had no bilateral relations for decades, the countries' meteorological institutions do collaborate by exchanging information about weather. This relationship could ...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

24 July 2013

Dhaka, Bengal, Bangladesh

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In a country of limited resources — and perhaps for that very reason — preparing for natural disasters is top of the agenda in Bangladesh. Various grassroots, collaborative programs have been put in place over the yea...

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