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Ben Wyatt

23 February 2021

United States

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To prevent concussions during sports, some conferences are changing rules, while others are turning to technology to create new kinds of helmets and mouth guards that do a better job at protecting the brain. The innov...

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Elena Becatoros

18 February 2021

Avlona, Greece

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When the pandemic shut schools down in Greece, that included the schooling system in place for those in Greece’s Avlona Special Youth Detention Center; so, the director of the school started broadcasting lessons over ...

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Betty Márquez Rosales

17 February 2021

Whittier, California, United States

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Padres Promotores del Camino al Éxito Universitario (Parent Mentors for the Road to College Success is a three-month program at Whittier Union High School District that taps into the collective knowledge of parents of...

The Seattle Times

Danny Westneat

17 February 2021

Washington, United States

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Retired software engineers in Washington have joined together and created a website that aggregates all available COVID vaccine appointments by using "screen scrapers." Although the site doesn't allow the visitor to b...

From a Climate Correspondent

Hartatik

16 February 2021

Patemon, Java, Indonesia

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Indonesian villagers were experiencing water shortages as natural springs started to dry up in part due to climate change, so they installed infiltration wells to collect and absorb rainwater. Not everyone, at first, ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carey L. Biron

15 February 2021

United States

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A new technology is providing affordable and sustainable housing through a process that is faster and with material that is more resilient to natural disasters. 3D-printed houses are providing aesthetically pleasing h...

The Oregonian

Samantha Swindler

15 February 2021

Oregon, United States

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Oregon law enforcement agencies partnered with a Virginia laboratory, Parabon NanoLabs, to use genetic genealogy to learn the identities of people whose remains were found long ago but never identified. To give peace ...

The National

Priti Salian

12 February 2021

India

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In India, where stuttering is not recognized as a disability, The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) offers "free online courses, counseling, communication workshops, and daily virtual meeting" to help those who str...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Harry Jacques

11 February 2021

Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia

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In Indonesia, there are 27 “Guardian” sensors eavesdropping on forests as a way to monitor them for cases of illegal logging. The organization Rainforest Connection uses artificial intelligence to analyze the audio fr...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Menna Farouk

10 February 2021

Samalout, Egypt

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A new government pilot program in Egypt is allowing farmers to use technology to tell them when their soil is dry and how much water it needs, which can aid the country as it navigates its water crisis. Sensors buried...

The New York Times

Sharon Otterman

9 February 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Online volunteer assistance efforts in New York have played a crucial role in the dissemination of the COVID-19 vaccine, while city and state appointment systems have caused confusion or created barriers for many. Alt...

Christian Science Monitor

G. Jeffrey MacDonald

9 February 2021

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Despite coronavirus restrictions shifting to allow churches to reopen, across the U.S. many religious institutions are continuing their digital video conferencing options as a means of reaching a wider audience. The u...

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Meg Wilcox

9 February 2021

Fairfield, Maine, United States

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Stonyfield, an organic dairy company, is working with six of its suppliers to pilot how farms can measure the amount of carbon it’s trapping in soil through regenerative farming practices as a way for the company to a...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

8 February 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A school district in Atlanta found success in a program designed to keep students involved in remote learning. Henry County School District turned to optional evening school to provide flexibility to parents and K-5 s...

Wall Street Journal

Sarah McFarlane

6 February 2021

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Hywind Scotland is the world's first commercial wind farm using floating wind turbines to generate power for about 36,000 homes a year. This approach — which is being seriously looked at by several countries seeking t...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

5 February 2021

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Although the pandemic brought many difficulties to school across the globe, some institutions saw it as the time to innovate and rethink learning delivery. Cambridge High School Extension Program, "an alternative scho...

Lake Oconee News

Phillip B. Hubbard

5 February 2021

Greensboro, Georgia, United States

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Greene County High School is Georgia has turned to using Canvas, a learning management system, during the coronavirus pandemic to not only deliver educational instruction, but to also help students take part in school...

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Dariya Baiguzhiyeva

5 February 2021

Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada

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The Moose Factory’s Community Language Project is part of a decade-long program to maintain the "L" dialect of the Moose Cree people alive. Through phone calls, in-person visits, the project's leaders are compiling as...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

4 February 2021

Rhode Island, United States

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The Substitute Teacher Training Program in Rhode Island is helping to fill a need for substitute teachers, as well as helping those looking for a job a quick way to find employment. The program is completely free, sel...

Christian Science Monitor

Casey Biron

2 February 2021

United States

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The “Built for Zero” campaign relies on frequently updated data collection and a streamlining of homelessness services to reduce the number of unhoused people living on the streets to “functional zero.” The data is ho...

Slate

Neil Richards

29 January 2021

South Korea

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Having learned from a failed response to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), the South Korea government and health officials enacted a proactive and effective strategy to contain the spread of 'Covid-...

CBS News

Li Cohen

28 January 2021

United States

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Native and Indigenous individuals are using TikTok to share aspects of their traditions, challenge stereotypes, and empower young people to be proud of their culture. The videos range from instructional, teaching peop...

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Adele Peters

28 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

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West Virginia has implemented a digital platform that allows residents to sign up for notifications if leftover doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available for use near them. Although the system is only accessible to ...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Elizabeth Heubeck

28 January 2021

Danbury, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut’s school-based health centers, which offer medical and behavioral health care to children, have been able to remain open during the pandemic by using a mix of on-site and telehealth options. Although servi...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

28 January 2021

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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In Battle Creek, Michigan, a church has turned to holding online Sunday service during the pandemic, and in doing so, has gained a larger congregation. While there are limitations to attending online services, and som...

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