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28 November 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States
To help those experiencing homelessness, Seattle Public Utilities workers travel around the city knocking on RV doors and asking occupants if they need their sewage tank pumped. Some RVs are broken down and occupants ...
North Carolina Health News
20 November 2020
North Carolina, United States
When nursing homes in North Carolina realized that the coronavirus pandemic had arrived within the state, facility managers and staff began enacting measures to prevent the spread of the virus amongst their residents....
13 November 2020
Central African Republic
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Many countries in Africa have been able to contain the spread of COVID-19 due to lessons learned from fighting the Ebola epidemic. Although not all African countries have implemented successful strategies, those that ...
10 November 2020
Paxton, Illinois, United States
On his organic farm in Illinois, Will Glazik is experimenting with different types of agricultural methods to increase his crop yield while also avoiding the harmful impacts of industrial farming. He’s part of a growi...
16 October 2020
Massachusetts, United States
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is a biomedical and genomics research center that is at the heart of many east-coast universities successfully reopening campuses during the coronavirus pandemic. Operating with a re...
29 September 2020
California, United States
Long-term efforts to convert vacant hotels into housing for people experiencing homelessness jumped on an accelerated track in California when $312 million in pandemic-relief money paid for 2,389 housing units around ...
23 September 2020
Companies around the world are investing in “food upcycling,” which involves turning food waste that would usually end up in a landfill into new edible products. In 2019, member companies of the Upcycled Food Associat...
18 September 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Throughout the United States, people living below the federal poverty level often struggle to pay for utilities, but in Philadelphia, the Tiered Assistance Program (TAP) aims to alleviate that burden by basing water u...
1 September 2020
Texas, United States
A cryptocurrency mining company in Texas called Layer1 can power down its data-processing centers and sell its unused electricity back to the power grid. Instead of passively consuming energy, they are able to utilize...
21 August 2020
The Israeli government is preparing to roll out a new form of pooled testing as the count of COVID-19 cases continues to increase. The methodology, which has already shown promise as a successful pilot project, works ...
21 August 2020
Women “warriors” of the indigenous Guajajara people in Brazil use drones to patrol their territory of the Amazon rainforest in an effort to prevent deforestation. Because of their work, they have been able to cut defo...
19 August 2020
Ipatse Village, Brazil
An indigenous community in Brazil has been able to keep their count of coronavirus cases low during the pandemic largely due to the use of contact tracing. Using technology that was already in existence for the purpos...
13 August 2020
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
A former costume designer and a farmer in Pennsylvania are partnering together to grow flax to produce their own linen. Since the fashion and textiles industries produce a lot of waste, the duo are reviving the crop t...
5 August 2020
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
Dartmouth College's football team reduced injuries and began winning more games after the coaching staff implemented non-contact tactics into practices, such as using robotic tackling dummies in place of the players t...
Jackson Hole News & Guide
29 July 2020
Teton County, Wyoming, United States
Contact tracing has helped identify hundreds potential cases of Covid-19 in Teton County, Wyoming. Conducted by the county's health department, the process works much like it does for other communicable diseases, such...
23 July 2020
New York, New York, United States
For environmental organization GrowNYC, their one-acre teaching farm on Governor’s Island became a victory garden for New Yorkers who aren’t having their basic needs met during the COVID-19 pandemic. While future land...
15 July 2020
Rwanda, a country with the same population of Ohio, has emerged as an example of how to slow the spread of coronavirus, with only 1,500 cases reported so far. Besides initiating a lockdown, implementing free testing, ...
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...
6 June 2020
Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States
The Community Health Representative Program has been helping connect the Navajo Nation with health-care resources for decades, but when the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact community members, the role of the represen...
28 May 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
Librarians’ skills have proved critical to San Francisco’s pandemic response, in roles ranging from translating to communicating public-health announcements, but especially contact tracing. The city’s largest-ever act...
22 May 2020
Los Lunas, New Mexico, United States
As part of a deal with Facebook to build a data center in New Mexico, an electric utility is investing in renewable energy to power the center. Through power purchase agreements, which are contracts to buy renewable e...
21 May 2020
Washington, United States
More than a dozen states are participating in a SNAP program, allowing people experiencing economic hardship to purchase food online from retailers. While only certain online retailers allow for food stamp purchases a...
6 May 2020
New Hampshire, United States
Contact tracing is not new for the state of New Hampshire, but officials are now adapting previous practices to better match the infectious capabilities of COVID-19. The practice is normally handled by the state Burea...
5 May 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As COVID-19 challenges businesses around the world, two Malaysian social enterprise companies have seen success in shifting their offerings. The Biji-biji Initiative, a fashion producer linked with the grassroots Soci...
Jackson Hole News & Guide
29 April 2020
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States
A new initiative at St. John’s Health in Wyoming aimed at bettering people's health while saving the hospital money by combining wellness services with behavioral programs has shown promise but was put on hold due to ...
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