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Monica Gokey

9 May 2019

Salmon, Idaho, United States

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Visitors to the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho can now access the wealth of information in a guidebook with the convenience of a smartphone app. The app, which contains valuable information on history, visito...

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Nick Dall

7 May 2019

Kerala, India

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Following a disastrous flood to Kerala, India, the Rotary Club of Greater Cochin installed a new water tap technology to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. The Intewa AQUALOOP Tap works without electricity to f...

The Denver Post

Jon Murray

23 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Colorado may tap into an unlikely funding pool to finance the state's expansion of full-day kindergarten - marijuana taxes could help to pay for new furniture and other infrastructure needs in some of the state's most...

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Frank Wiley

15 April 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland’s Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries is rehabbing homes and offering them to individuals who are in need of a second chance. Systemic issues like redlining, re-entry after incarceration, and addiction often le...

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Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky

3 April 2019

Santa Clarita, California, United States

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Providing senior citizens with animal-assisted therapy has been known to lessen rates of loneliness while also aiding in brain health by reducing cases as dementia. Because taking care of a living animal is not always...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

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22 March 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Since expected grant funding for a planned community school model was canceled a few years ago, two high-poverty elementary school that would have benefited from the approach have landed on the city's "failing" list. ...

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Erik Neumann

21 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Utah, expanding health care access is taking shape in the form of RVs equipped with exam rooms, medical assistants and a nurse. Specifically designed to serve uninsured community members, the newest mobile health c...

Pacific Standard

Alissa Greenberg

20 March 2019

Calais, France

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For many refugees living in camps and on the move, mobile phones can be a life line to families and the outside world. Phones can help organize political activities, arrange medical supplies, and so much more. But alt...

The Huffington Post

Bryce Covert

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18 March 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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In Washington, D.C., universal pre-K is creating a more accessible landscape for childcare services, which often take up unmanageable amounts of parents' budgets. The city is now taking another step to ease the burden...

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Valerie Vande Panne

11 March 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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When big box stores shutter, communities can suffer: vacant buildings deter investment and sites can encourage vandalism and other crimes. Because demolishing the stores can prove prohibitively expensive, three cities...

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Jared Lindzon

27 February 2019

Toronto, Canada

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Roger Gordon has achieved environmental success. He created “a refrigerator-sized machine that turns water and air into a reusable, renewable, ammonia-based NH3” - all for just 85 cents per gallon. The bigger challeng...

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Mimi Kirk

7 February 2019

Bar Elias, Lebanon

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Designers around the world explore ideas and tactics to make inviting, safe, and engaging playgrounds for underserved children. From Lebanon to Belgium, engineers and builders work together to make play accessible and...

Southern California Public Radio

Felicia Mello

6 February 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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In a hot housing market like Berkeley, CA, it can be hard for students to find affordable apartments. At the same time, spare rooms often sit unoccupied in the nearby homes of retired UC Berkeley faculty and affiliate...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

5 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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A nonprofit in New Orleans transforms cheap vacant and underutilized lots into playgrounds and spaces for community events that teach children "design thinking" in the process.

The New Yorker

Tom Vanderbilt

4 February 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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DIY solutions can overcome the scarcity of medical resources in developing countries and save lives. A simple solution such as replacing expensive uterine balloons with more readily accessible condoms has already help...

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Sarah Karlin-Smith

27 January 2019

Butaro, Rwanda

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In rural Rwanda, a new medical university is offering coursework that understands that health care and health outcomes is deeply intertwined with issues of discrimination and equity. Classes include in-depth looks at ...

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Nick Dall

22 January 2019

Cameroon

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In Cameroon, community members were facing a dire situation with a lack of efficient access to blood banks. Infiuss, an online blood bank, aims to fill this crucial gap in care by delivering bags of blood to patients ...

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Gregory Scruggs

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21 January 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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A community land trust in North Carolina uses a "shared equity" model to help minority and low income people obtain access to affordable housing. The trust owns the land underneath the house, therefore holding onto th...

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Shreya Dasgupta

3 January 2019

Bontang, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Bioacoustics, a method for studying sound in forests, has some powerful implications for conservation. For example, the U.S.-based non-profit Rainforest Connection used a remote smartphone network to discover logging ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Ian McCluskey

2 January 2019

Umatilla, Oregon, United States

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At a decommissioned chemical depot, a lone biologist has been building artificial homes for burrowing owls. To date, he's installed some 182 burrows. Not only have his efforts helped bring a declining species back acr...

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Ben Paynter

2 January 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Renewal Mill, a food company based in Oakland, is taking on food waste in a big way. The company produces goods from previously wasted byproducts, such as a fiber-rich, gluten-free flour that was once a wasted tofu by...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

25 December 2018

Colorado, United States

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What began as an individual project for a family adapting toys for their children with disabilities to use and communicate with has turned into a global non-profit operation. With a dedicated volunteer base and a frug...

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Emily Feng

6 December 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, entrepreneurs are overcoming the hurdles of an underdeveloped tech ecosystem to solve problems at the bottom of the pyramid, from health to education to access to money. It’s attracting the attention of in...

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Jon Brooks

5 December 2018

Chico, California, United States

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Chico veterinarians treated cats and dogs burned in California wildfires with fish skins. Tilapia has collagen and which can help heal burned paws and prevent infection.

The Epoch Times

Amindeh Blaise Atabong

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4 December 2018

Mfou, Cameroon

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Using old and worn-out tires, inmates at the Mfou Principal Prison in Cameroon are able to transform them into sandals that are sold across the world. With a drastic shortage of resources, the prison is often unable t...

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