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New York Magazine

Christine Ro

26 October 2018

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SolarChill is a network of research, aid, and environmental organizations that works to install solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in areas without reliable electricity. In conjunction with a push to make vaccine...

Making Contact

Salima Hamirani

24 October 2018

Alameda, California, United States

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Climate change will impact everyone, but not necessarily equally, so organizations across the US are advocating for smaller-scale and locally owned and produced energy resources in order to better distribute these res...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

19 October 2018

Hawinga, Kenya

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The emergence of solar lamps are changing the way of life for many in a remote village in Western Kenya. Not only creating a safer commute to and from work, solar lamps are also helping fuel the creation of jobs for m...

Grist

Justine Calma

17 October 2018

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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After Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, much of the country was left without power and some were subsequently left sick due to fumes from generators. After receiving a call from a relative in his home co...

Bloomberg CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

10 October 2018

Paris, Paris Region, France

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Climate-adapted schoolyards are just one way that Paris is adjusting and preparing for climate change under the leadership of Mayor Anne Hidalgo. Although it hasn't been simple and has involved a shift in cultural per...

Governing

Elizabeth Daigneau

1 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The United States is adopting a practice that much of Europe has been using for for decades. Green roofs, which utilize either solar panels or implement the growth of vegetation, will help many cities throughout the c...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

1 October 2018

New Mexico, United States

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As a coal plant closes in Navajo Nation, and taking jobs with it, residents cautiously look to solar energy as a way forward. While the installation of the Kayenta Solar Project did provide jobs, those jobs were tempo...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 September 2018

Shikarpur, Bangladesh

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Solshare, a fast-growing startup in Bangladesh, created a system in which “neighbors can sell extra electricity to each other.” The number of home solar panels has been increasing since a 2014 government program put s...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

21 September 2018

Linköping, Sweden

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In Sweden, waste is not just waste, or so the country explains with a total of 34 waste-to-energy power plants that turn garbage into electricity. With an already staggering low percentage of waste ending up in landfi...

The New York Times

Stanley Reed

21 September 2018

London, United Kingdom

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UPS has converted about one-third of its diesel vehicles to electric power, a move backed by the British government to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution in London. While making the switch to electric r...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

10 September 2018

United States

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Founded by Google, the Environmental Insights Explorer is an online tool that shows the amount of emissions being released from city structures and transportation. Although still being tested, the tool guides cities t...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

10 September 2018

Benham, Kentucky, United States

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Benham may not be the first city to come to mind when thinking about clean energy advancements, but the small Kentucky city has made great strides in recent years to switch to solar energy. Hoping to reduce the cost o...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

4 September 2018

Kenya

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Jikos, which are energy-saving stoves, are making a difference in the lives of many living in Kenya. Switching from the standard open flame stove to these more modern cook-stoves have not only shown significant positi...

Bloomberg

Blake Schmidt

30 August 2018

Shenzhen, China

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Massive investment in electric vehicles has reduced noise and air pollution in China. The megacity of Shenzhen, for example, is surprisingly quiet with its fleet of electric buses and ban on gas-powered motorcycles. H...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rina Chandran

28 August 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

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In Bangkok’s Sukhumvit neighborhood, solar panels generate renewable energy, which is traded using blockchain between an apartment building, a mall, a school, and a dental hospital. The pilot project demonstrates the ...

FastCompany

Elizabeth Segran

1 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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An unlikely duo teamed up to create a sustainable shoe. Using wool, tree fibers, and sugarcane, they've created shoes that are sustainable and—in some cases—wholly recyclable. The latest innovation is the petroleum fr...

Yale Environment 360

Patricia Leigh Brown

30 July 2018

California, United States

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Boasting one of the top five largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs that has raised over $6.5 billion, California is leading the way in financially successful renewable energy initiatives. One of the state's mo...

Digital Trends

John R. Quain

25 July 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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A municipality’s ability to collect data and implement small changes can mean cost savings, increased efficiency, and improvements to daily life. By incorporating the ‘internet of things’ into thousands of streetlight...

Yes! Magazine

Erika Lundahl

20 July 2018

California, United States

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Although electrical cars are not of the majority in the United States, their popularity is steadily increasing. Stretching from Baja California to British Columbia, the West Coast Electrical Highway is providing elect...

San Francisco Chronicle

David Baker

12 July 2018

California, United States

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Due in large part to the expanded use of renewable energy and decreased use of natural gas, California was able to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly and ahead of their scheduled goal.

The New York Times

Kaya Laterman

12 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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New York opens up solar energy options to apartment owners who may not be able to install solar panels through community solar groups. These groups give apartment owners access to augmenting their energy supply with r...

Citizen Matters

Laasya Shekhar

28 June 2018

Chennai, India

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In Indian temples, NGOs and priests are partnering to reduce floral waste. Many tons of flowers are diverted from landfills and rivers, using methods like composting and reprocessing--and the idea appears to be catchi...

Latino USA

Melanie La Rosa

19 June 2018

Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria left many properties and people in Puerto Rico completely devastated. One family decided to do what they could to begin the reconstruction process on their own by forming Solar Libre Puerto Rico - a vo...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Carolyn Beeler

18 June 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Despite being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the UK passed the Climate Change Act in 2008, a move that reduced coal-fired electricity generation by 33 percent in only five years. The UK's carbon tax help...

AzerNews

Amina Nazarli

16 June 2018

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Turning rainwater into electric power may sound farfetched, but it has become a reality thanks to 15-year-old Reyhan Jamalova in Azerbaijan. Appropriately dubbed Rainergy, this new source of renewable energy has the p...

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