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Ensia

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

29 March 2019

Khonoma, Nagaland, India

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The village of Khonoma, in India's Nagaland state, focuses its effort on wildlife conservation through community-organized hunting reduction efforts and sustainable agriculture practices. These efforts led to the crea...

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Teya Vitu

28 March 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Restaurants can reduce water consumption by changing employee behavior and installing new technology, such as faucet aerators, water submeters, and high-efficiency toilets. When Santa Fe conducted voluntary water-usag...

Changing Florida

Sarajane Sullivan

28 March 2019

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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In Florida, a funeral home is specializing in green burial practices – such as hand-digging graves and using biodegradable urns – as a way of lessening the environmental impact that is often associated with both buria...

InfoNILE

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...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

21 March 2019

Gundalba, Odisha, India

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Biodiversity and forest cover in Gundalba rebounded after a women-led group started using whistles and rotational patrols to scare away timber smugglers and woodcutters. The group also helped neighboring villages coor...

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...

Ensia

Sara Van Note

19 March 2019

Chaves County, New Mexico, United States

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Freshwater springs are an indicator of the health and quality of our groundwater (drinking water), but their conservation is often overlooked in government funding. This article offers a few examples of ongoing effort...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The technology company Pachama has developed a way to combine “satellite, drone, and lidar images” to estimate the size of trees and forests around the globe. Its founders were motivated by the carbon offset industry....

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

David Claughton

9 March 2019

Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia

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Multiple farmers in New South Wales have overcome drought and transformed their farming practices through regenerative agriculture. They decreased pesticide use, increased the planting of native vegetation, and increa...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

6 March 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A direct line from local producer to consumer reduces carbon emissions and strengthens community food systems. A partnership between farming tech company Square Roots and Gordon Food Services aims to create local fo...

Wired

Matt Simon

5 March 2019

Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Crickets are the new cows - at least, that’s what researchers in Madagascar would have you believe. They are encouraging cricket consumption with a twofold goal: decrease malnutrition through the protein it provides w...

Earth Journalism Network

Amrita Gupta

2 March 2019

Uttarakhand, India

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Mountains are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and a mountain city in India is finding sustainable solutions in traditional agriculture. Women overwhelmingly make up the farming workforce in Uttarakhand and ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 February 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Researchers in Australia have discovered a way to capture CO2 from the air and turn it back into solid carbon. The new method uses liquid metal and electricity to process the CO2 and store it at room temperature – som...

The Narwhal

Judith Lavoie

13 February 2019

Australia

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Enrolling indigenous knowledge in environmental conservation programs empowers communities and promotes responsible land management. Conservation programs in Australia and Canada rely on indigenous communities to moni...

Changing Florida

Sarajane Sullivan

12 February 2019

Lee County, Florida, United States

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A soup kitchen in Lee County, Florida, is feeding the community and also educating people about sustainability. Access to urban farming and the resulting fresh produce allows the initiative to teach adults and student...

Mongabay

Jorge Rodríguez

11 February 2019

Concepción Chiquirichapa, Guatemala

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Concepción Chiquirichapa, Guatemala, is known for its potatoes. The produce is especially good because of a consistent supply of high quality water from its forests, as well as the use of leaf litter as organic fertil...

GreenBiz

Maki Tazawa

11 February 2019

United States

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Because the upfront costs of transitioning a farm to be certified organic can be burdensome to farmers amidst a growing demand for organic food, large companies like Kashi and Land O'Lakes are creating a number of ini...

NPR

Maria Godoy

10 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Red meat consumption requires a great deal of water and land resources to produce and is even responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gases. To combat this, the Better Buying Lab is experimenting with marketing s...

Mongabay

Janet Njung'e

8 February 2019

Kilifi County, Kenya

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In Kenya and Tanzania, butterfly farming is emerging as a viable alternative to those seeking employment beyond illegal logging or hunting practices. While up to 1,200 farmers have participated in various butterfly pr...

Yes! Magazine

Madeline Ostrander

4 February 2019

Hayes, South Dakota, United States

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Mortenson Cattle Ranch in Hayes, South Dakota is redefining sustainability practices for cattle-raising farmers by using a model that restored the habitat, wildlife, and water sources on their land. Mimicking the habi...

NPR

Danielle Preiss

30 January 2019

Nepal

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Using a somewhat counter-intuitive process, rice farmers in Nepal are seeing higher yields practicing the system of rice intensification (SRI), a method which calls for planting fewer seedlings, planting them younger ...

KUNC

Luke Runyon

29 January 2019

Wolcott, Colorado, United States

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In the American Southwest, state water managers have been investing for decades in weather modification programs, otherwise known as "cloud seeding." Colorado River Basin states recently agreed to expand that effort, ...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

25 January 2019

Majuli, Assam, India

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A small island in India is eating their pests in an entomophagic restaurant before they in turn destroy their crops. The island of Majuli has been plagued by an infestation of white grub beetles for a long time, but s...

Ensia

Stephanie Hemphill

23 January 2019

Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States

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In Green Bay, Wisconsin, farmers are experimenting with BMPs, or best management practices, to farm their land in a way that protects the environment and decrease algae in the water. Five years into the pilot program,...

Quartz

Johnny Simon

23 January 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

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Official in Bangkok, Thailand unleashed a small fleet of drones to deal with the hazardous levels of air pollution plaguing the city. The drones were outfitted with canisters capable of spraying water and a "non-hazar...

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