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Soumaïla Diarra

28 June 2020

Bamako, Mali

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As Mali’s population increases and urban centers grow, women in the West African country are coming up with different solutions to reduce their consumption of charcoal and wood and reverse the worsening effects of cli...

How Do We Fix It?

Richard Davies

Jim Meigs

26 June 2020

United States

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As evidenced in COVID-19 case comparisons, the U.S. health-care system has not performed as well as other countries to offer health-care access, yet is still "spends far more money on healthcare than any other nation....

Honolulu Civil Beat

Eleni Gill

26 June 2020

Iwilei, Hawaii, United States

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When Covid-19 began spreading throughout the United States, officials in Hawaii set up a quarantine facility for those experiencing homelessness that helped connect residents with other services to reduce their risk o...

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David Luhnow

Juan Montes

25 June 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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In New Mexico, the world’s largest wholesale food market managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 by taking an aggressive, early intervention course of action that included widespread testing, contact tracing and iso...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

24 June 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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When schools and daycares closed at the onset of the pandemic, YMCA centers around the country remained open to provide care for the children of essential workers. In Phoenix, YMCA staff worked to screen children for ...

The Local

Jessica Phelan

23 June 2020

Italy

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Some schools in Italy held trial reopenings after having to close due to the pandemic, and are modeling their new classroom environment after Denmark's "forest schools," where classes are held outside. In order to mai...

The Local

Emma Löfgren

23 June 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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Hospitals in Sweden have one of the lowest counts of ICU beds throughout Europe, but when Covid-19 began to spread, the country doubled their number of intensive care beds in preparation. Although hospitals took their...

BBC

Soutik Biswas

23 June 2020

Mumbai, India

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In Mumbai’s famous Dharavi slum, the impracticality of social distancing has been overcome with an intensive community response to bring an earlier COVID-19 outbreak under control through the use of “fever camps” and ...

Politico

Melanie Warner

19 June 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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While many states across the United States are still working to contain the coronavirus, Hawaii has managed to curb cases in part because of the state's geography, but moreso due to local government officials prioriti...

The Baltimore Sun

Dan Rodricks

18 June 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Quick, restrictive and decisive action helped the "oldest African American owned and operated nursing home" in Maryland remain free of Covid-19 cases. With only 15 cases reported in the country, the nursing home didn'...

Yes! Magazine

Tracy Barnett

17 June 2020

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Mark Brown has brought Ghandian economic principles of economic justice and local autonomy to the Mexican countryside to form a farm-to-garment textile business that employs villagers who once made woolen textiles unt...

The Conversation

Mary Battenfeld

16 June 2020

United States

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The pandemic of 2020 bears a heavy resemblance to the pandemic of 1918, and the U.S. can learn from the successes of the past. Investing heavily in school nurses, fostering cross-sector and public/private partnerships...

New Vision

Jacky Achan

15 June 2020

Uganda

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To help pregnant women during the COVID-10 pandemic, the government in Uganda sold travel and private hospital care vouchers to those in their third trimester to ensure the women had access to the care they would need...

Ensia

Kamala Thiagarajan

11 June 2020

Bengaluru, India

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An innovative approach to combat climate change involves growing forests and resorting natural vegetation on degraded or barren land. Known as the Miyawaki technique, planting seedlings of indigenous trees close toget...

Inter Press Service News Agency

Daniel Gutman

10 June 2020

Entre Rios, Argentina

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Solar energy has provided an affordable and efficient source of energy to rural farmers in Argentina, who live too far off the electrical grid and have traditionally relied on powerful diesel-fueled water pumps. Solar...

Bloomberg Businessweek

Paul Tullis

5 June 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Netherlands approach of balancing the potential for future economic hardship with the current risk of Covid-19 spreading has appeared to have helped the country to flatten the curve of cases faster than other area...

ProPublica

Andrew Ford

4 June 2020

New Jersey, United States

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Citizen watchdogs can hold local police accountable by using the tactics of investigative reporters that have successfully exposed systemic problems and sparked reforms. One reporter shares five approaches he’s used t...

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Andi Bourne

4 June 2020

Seeley Lake, Montana, United States

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Some preschool classes in Missoula County are integrating grandparents into their classroom routines. The grandparent usually helps provide a source of academic and emotional comfort for students, while also teaching ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

3 June 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A group of tech-savy Swarthmore College alumni are helping to get a surplus of personal protective equipment into the hands of the medical professionals who need it most. Tapping into communities where it's not uncomm...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

2 June 2020

Henderson, Nevada, United States

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Western Governors University in Henderson, Nevada is one of many educational institutions in the United States redefining how students can get degrees through technical skill-oriented programs. Students can obtain cer...

Elemental

Keren Landman

1 June 2020

South Korea

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Lessons learned from the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2015 helped South Korea uniquely prepare a quick and effective response to the recent coronavirus outbreak. With several new strategies i...

Next City

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

1 June 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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ConnectATX provides a directory of myriad resources available to residents in Austin, Texas. The services include food aid, rent relief, mental health, childcare, and transportation. ConnectATX has representatives who...

Mother Jones

Maddie Oatman

May/June 2020

United States

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Indigo Agriculture, an ag-tech startup, is looking to pay farmers to draw carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the ground, which could help mitigate the effects of climate change and lower greenhouse gas emissi...

Staten Island Advance

Jordan Hafizi

31 May 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Dance, karate, and music instructors in Staten Island, New York are adapting and shifting the ways they deliver lessons to work within the virtual landscape their students, and the rest of society are living in due to...

Equal Times

Oscar Espinosa

Laura Fornell

29 May 2020

Kerala, India

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The local government in Kerala implemented swift and aggressive measures to contain the coronavirus, within three days of learning that China was experiencing an outbreak. The success of the state is largely due to th...

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