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Anaconda Leader

James S. Rosien

18 January 2018

Anaconda, Montana, United States

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The Brownfields Program, funded through the EPA, helps towns across Montana redevelop contaminated buildings into new areas for economic development. Since 2016, when Anaconda and several nearby towns became eligible ...

Missoulian

David Erickson

16 January 2018

Bonner, Montana, United States

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When the Stimson plywood mill closed in Bonner, Montana in 2008, the city was able to bounce back by converting the old industrial area into a business park that employees hundreds of people. As soon as the site was c...

Missoula Independent

Erika Fredrickson

11 January 2018

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Despite a boom in the economy for Montana, not all are feeling the impact equally. In rural Missoula, farmers are struggling to find ways to preserve their land as developers move to build on the rich soil the farmers...

Colorlines

Denise Fairchild

11 January 2018

Mississippi, United States

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As the United States grapples with the already-occurring effects of climate change, there is a growing call from the energy democracy movement to make sure energy efficiency remains equitable and affordable. Initiativ...

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Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

9 January 2018

Rwanda

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Rwanda has the smallest gender gap in Africa. Women’s access to education, healthcare, politics, and property is considered across the board in policymaking from law to national budgeting. Gender-based violence contin...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

29 November 2017

Cremona, Italy

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Cremona is dedicated to decreasing the amount of waste it produces and educating its residents in the process. It intends on creating a 'circular economy' where products are recycled, waste is costly, training program...

Mountain Independent

Alec Jacobson

28 November 2017

Telluride, Colorado, United States

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Despite the United States withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol under the Trump administration, many local governments across the country have recognized the detrimental effects of climate change and are taking action in...

Al Jazeera

Sylvia Rowley

Russell Beard

22 November 2017

Cologne, Germany

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In the face of climate change as a result of increased CO2 emissions, millions of concerned citizens have grown frustrated at the lack of change from more traditional forms of civil engagement such as petitions, prote...

High Country News

Anthony Moreno

2 November 2017

New Mexico, United States

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A breed of cattle that is uncommon in the Southwest is making a comeback and increasing sustainability for ranchers. The criollo cow can withstand the increasing dry spells, even thriving in hot and dry conditions. Ca...

The New York Times

Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura

28 October 2017

Gisenyi, Rwanda

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Plastic bag litter is a serious problem across Africa and around the world, choking waterways, killing livestock and wildlife when ingested, and causing environmental damage. Rwanda is one of the few nations in the wo...

New Internationalist

Ingrid Gercama

Nathalie Bertrams

26 October 2017

Pitala, Nkhata Bay District, Malawi

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'Unclean' cooking - rudimentary, open-fire cooking practiced by millions of people around the world - is one of the leading causes of respiratory disease and death, especially for women, in developing countries; it is...

Ensia

Eric Bender

24 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston and other flood-vulnerable areas are having to build for the future to prevent water damage from hurricanes and other natural disasters, especially as climate change makes storms stronger and bigger. Boston is ...

News Deeply

Todd Woody

11 October 2017

St. Julian's, Malta

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The world's oceans are in serious trouble, facing threats of irreversible ecosystem damage from climate change and reckless human activity; and the scope of the problem is far too vast and complex for any single natio...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Rachel Cramer

6 October 2017

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Appalachia, a region put on the map due to coal mining, is now facing a time of declining coal mining jobs. As this persists, however, there is slowly growing movement to turn to hemp farming as a way to bring both j...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

18 September 2017

Puget Sound, Washington, United States

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The oceans are acidifying at an alarming rate due to human-influenced climate change, and the effects are proving detrimental to our food chain and the marine ecosystem - especially shellfish, which are literally crum...

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

14 September 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of the 2500 cities and groups that are part of the "We Are Still In" network, supporting the Paris climate agreement. The city built what officials call "the greenest public building" i...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Henry Litman

12 September 2017

United States

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There are state differences in green investment and this can affect the economy of each, especially post-recession. Green investing can create more jobs and have an indirect impact by encouraging more business due to ...

Yes! Magazine

Rina Diane Caballar

12 September 2017

Wellington, New Zealand

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In an era when 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted each year, a nonprofit organization in New Zealand called The Free Store collects surplus food from cafes and restaurants to redistribute to the public - at no cost t...

News Deeply

Ian Evans

7 September 2017

United States

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Hurricanes and big storms have the power to cause damage and death to the areas affected, and building barriers is expensive. Coastal restoration could be a better alternative, rebuilding green infrastructure to help ...

Yes! Magazine

Stephen Miller

25 August 2017

Buckland, Alaska, United States

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Alaska is a state of remote and rural townships, where everything costs more to access - from food to fuel - and plunging global oil prices have pushed the state economy to the brink of financial crisis. But communiti...

HowStuffWorks

Tracy Staedter

23 August 2017

London, United Kingdom

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To the two social entrepreneurs who founded nonprofit Feedback, the massive amounts of food waste being tossed into landfills in the UK and USA each year was a mounting challenge that required a creative solution. So ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

10 August 2017

Pathein, Ayeyarwady, Myanmar

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Villages along the Irrawaddy River delta in Myanmar have spent years replanting mangroves in at attempt to restore their ecosystem and guard against the negative effects of climate change, but it is a labor intensive ...

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

7 August 2017

Cape Porpoise, Maine, United States

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When global oil prices drop, so do incentives to recycle plastic materials, and even more plastic debris and trash ends up collecting in our oceans and ecosystem. An alternative solution in the form of "up-cycling" is...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

24 July 2017

Peterhead, Scotland

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A factor that has often held back further development of renewable energy is the initial cost. But new advances in technology are helping make offshore wind power more feasible in deep water, furthering the growth pot...

The American Prospect

David Dayen

17 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles has faced deepening issues of severe traffic and extreme smog pollution in the past several decades, but for years intentions and promises to broadly improve transportation have fallen flat. At long last, ...

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