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Adele Peters

1 November 2018

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Households across the United States are using (and paying) for energy that they're not actively consuming. A new invention that connects to an app helps identify the how much energy is being expended by various applia...

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Adele Peters

5 October 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Emily Turner, an attorney-turned-activist, runs the restaurant All Square, which only employs people with a criminal record. After years working in the field of prisoner reentry for the government, she decided to crea...

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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...

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Adele Peters

27 September 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

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The International Rescue Committee’s cash transfer program has seen success most recently in Colombia, by helping Venezuelan refugees start fresh in a new place. For the Del Carmen family, cash transfers of $66 per ho...

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Adele Peters

21 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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Chris Finlay, who manages a real estate company in Washington, D.C., decided to try hiring homeless people to work in his buildings. His goal was to provide a job alongside significantly discounted housing as a benefi...

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Adele Peters

14 September 2018

Zwolle, Netherlands

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What do you get when you combine the efforts of an engineering company with an energy company? In the Netherlands, you get a new type of environmentally sustainable roads. PlasticRoads, a piloted initiative in the cit...

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Adele Peters

14 September 2018

Paris, France

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Car use in Paris has dropped 45 percent since 1990. To combat air pollution and reduce its carbon footprint, the city has invested in bike lanes and redesigned intersections for pedestrians. An annual car-free day dem...

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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...

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Adele Peters

27 August 2018

California, United States

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As bee populations continue to decrease, beekeepers and scientists are left searching for solutions to sustain the colonies that are left. One possible solution may be adding probiotics to the bee's diet. Similar to t...

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Adele Peters

24 August 2018

United States

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Most apps aimed at helping opioid addiction have no science behind them, but ResQ was developed by a neurobiologist and psychologist to help users avoid relapse. The app provides support when treatment falls short by ...

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Adele Peters

16 August 2018

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus is treating its patients both inside the hospital and in their community by helping to fund the construction of affordable housing and a workforce initiative that is creating...

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Adele Peters

20 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Trees are an effective bulwark against summer heat, providing shade and cooling the air as water evaporates from leaves. A collaborative project mapped heat and other considerations in Dallas and picked the neighborho...

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Adele Peters

29 June 2018

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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A small New Jersey startup has their sights set on creating lifestyle changes for all socioeconomic households by distributing affordable indoor farming kits. Both low-tech and low-maintenance, these indoor vegetable ...

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Adele Peters

18 June 2018

United States

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The west coast of the United States is taking a stand to stop the poaching and selling of trees from prohibited areas in the region. By creating a DNA database that can be used to determine the specific genetics of tr...

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Adele Peters

22 September 2017

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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As populations urbanize and the disparity between city and country grows, farmers in Japan are facing increasing economic challenges and a shortage of new farmers to work the land. But a new scheme may help farms to b...

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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 ...

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Adele Peters

8 May 2017

Yemen

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The civil war in Yemen caused the electrical grid to fail and left many in the country without reliable access to electricity. As Yemenis tried to implement solar power, many were finding the process difficult with no...

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Adele Peters

5 December 2016

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Rotterdam, a port city once at the center of trade and commerce, is now threatened by climate change. The city has responded to this threat by totally transforming itself into a hub for sustainable design. It embraces...

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