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Zulani

David Owino

11 June 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

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To make internet connectivity accessible and affordable across Africa, Dr. Harold Omondi developed “internet from the moon,” a technology that uses satellite dishes to communicate with transponders placed in the moon ...

The New York Times

Ann Hinga Klein

1 June 2021

California, United States

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Three state prison systems have vaccinated incarcerated people at far greater rates than in the general public thanks in part to educational meetings with experts that helped overcome natural distrust. In California a...

Fierce for Black Women

Marissa Evans

1 June 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Village Minds was started by Natia Simone as a Facebook page to connect people in need of food - due to COVID-19 and grocery store closures after the protests following the murder of George Floyd - to assistance. Howe...

Haitian Times

J.O. Haselhoef

28 May 2021

Haiti

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Midwives for Haiti (MfH) is one of the Haitian or American-based organizations working to address Haiti's alarmingly high maternal and infant death rates. MfH trains skilled birth attendants, through an 18-month curri...

WTVR-TV

Shannon Lilly

27 May 2021

Pennsylvania, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Pennsylvania at first lagged in its push to vaccinate its residents. But the state vaulted ahead in the race to vaccinate, collaborating with vaccine providers and the medical community to make vaccines easy to receiv...

Kaiser Health News

Stephanie O'Neill

20 May 2021

California, United States

Radio

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To reduce the overcrowding of hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic, some hospitals in California introduced the practice of at-home hospital care. Although not available to every patient, for those where this model ...

The World

Bianca Hillier

18 May 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Worried for her Korean-immigrant parents' safety during rising anti-Asian hate crimes, a Los Angeles woman wrote and printed a booklet, "How to Report a Hate Crime." The booklet, now in nine languages and distributed ...

BBC

Katherine Latham

11 May 2021

United Kingdom

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There are several chemical recycling methods being tested throughout the world, including one of the latest ones in the United Kingdom. Mura Technology is building the world’s first commercial-scale plant that can rec...

TVO

Nick Dunne

10 May 2021

Foleyet, Ontario, Canada

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A nursing station in Foleyet, Ontario has remodeled its annual flu outreach as part of a campaign to help those who have had trouble scheduling their Covid vaccination appointments. Similar efforts are underway in oth...

KUNR

Natalie Van Hoozer

7 May 2021

Yerington, Nevada, United States

Radio

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A pop-up mobile clinic in Nevada's Lyon County is providing free dental care to underserved communities as a way to address the lack of practicing dental providers in the region. The response thus far has been overwhe...

Wisconsin Public Radio

Danielle Kaeding

22 April 2021

River Falls, Wisconsin, United States

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The city of River Falls in Wisconsin built the state’s first city-owned solar garden, taking steps to reduce their use of fossil fuels and encourage community members to go green. Now, all city buildings are 100 perce...

TVO

Nathaniel Basen

22 April 2021

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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After lithium-ion batteries from iPhones, laptops, or electric cars are used up, the Ontario-based company LiCycle recycles parts of them to be reused in new batteries or in other products. While the recycling process...

Grady Newsource

Grace Townsend

20 April 2021

Monroe, Georgia, United States

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In a community with a food insecurity rate of 11%, Walton Wellness provides dozens of families with a steady supply of fresh produce grown by volunteers incarcerated at the county jail. The program aims to go beyond s...

Civil Eats

Lela Nargi

19 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Reentry programs for people recently released from prison rarely focus on nutrition, must less provide cooking demonstrations. But the Fortune Society hosts 200 formerly incarcerated people at a weekly demo as part of...

Truthout

Frederick Clayton

17 April 2021

San Diego, California, United States

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As the U.S. Southwest continues to navigate ongoing water crises, several places — including Las Vegas; Orange County, California;, and San Diego — are turning wastewater into drinking water. Their various systems are...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Judy Bankman

16 April 2021

West Virginia, United States

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In the race to vaccinate hundreds of millions of people, innovators in certain places have excelled at getting shots into arms, including in hard-to-reach or vaccine-reluctant populations. West Virginia broke from the...

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Naomi Mihara

14 April 2021

Vanuatu

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As the small island nation of Vanuatu emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of a tropical cyclone, entrepreneur Votausi Lucyann Mackenzie-Reur argues that they need to focus on local ingredients to be a...

El Paso Matters

Molly Smith

13 April 2021

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Texan cities, like McAllen and El Paso, are bridging the digital divide for students and building infrastructure to connect whole communities. In El Paso, the city used $150,000 of the $84 million it received in feder...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

13 April 2021

Nampa, Idaho, United States

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In-school therapy is an increasingly popular mental health support in Idaho schools. Through a partnership with local agencies, therapists are available at schools and are able to set appointments with students, witho...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

5 April 2021

Marin County, California, United States

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In California's Marin County, mobile vaccine teams are helping to deliver vaccines to populations that are "homebound, homeless, and hesitant." The team has been able to administer 8,000 shots so far, which organizers...

Footprint

Kanchan Srivastava

5 April 2021

Chintalkunta, Telangana, India

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A teenager in India came up with a solution to combat the plastic waste crisis that usually comes with planting trees. Srija created a biodegradable pot made out of groundnut shells that decomposes in the soil after 2...

Indian Country Today

Meghan Sullivan

31 March 2021

St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, United States

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Sam Schimmel, a college student and member of the Siberian Yupik and Kenaitze tribes, helped organize a food drive on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska. The initiative, known as Operation Fish Drop — delivered more than 1...

Atlas Obscura

Luke Fater

31 March 2021

Bermuda

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There is no natural freshwater source on Bermuda, so residents turn to rainfall as a way to fulfill their water needs. The white limestone Bermuda roofs are used to catch and redirect rain into underground tanks that ...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

27 March 2021

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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In Nairobi, community health volunteers have played a crucial role during the coronavirus pandemic by providing reliable health care information to residents. They also have been a key resource in delivering essential...

Noozhawk

Brooke Holland

27 March 2021

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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In Santa Barbara County, county officials have used findings from the Latinx & Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force to inform the placement of testing pop-up locations during the pandemic. Most recently, th...

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