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Mongabay

Patricia Moll

24 February 2021

Ibirapitanga, Bahia, Brazil

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After there was a fungal disease outbreak in the 1990s that affected cacao crops in Brazil, a group of 150 community members got together to collectively manage a farm to grow back cacao trees using agroforestry techn...

Climatetracker

Vaishnavi Rathore

19 February 2021

India

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Fly ash bricks help reduce construction waste by utilizing the powdery by-product of burning coal. They are a green replacement for red clay bricks, which contribute to 5-15% of India’s emissions. They also utilize wa...

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...

The Atlantic

Madeline Drexler

10 February 2021

Bhutan

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Despite being a small and historically underresourced nation, Bhutan has managed to contain the spread of the coronavirus and avoid all but one death from the virus during the entire duration of the pandemic thus far....

WBEZ

Patrick Smith

8 February 2021

Illinois, United States

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Since 2017, two publicly funded trauma recovery centers in Illinois have helped violent-crime survivors cope with the emotional fallout that can accompany a loved one's murder or surviving their own violent attack. Ca...

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...

Next City

Kristi Eaton

4 February 2021

Oklahoma, United States

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The Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program is an immersion program that pays adults to learn the Cherokee language, which is quickly disappearing yet important for preserving Cherokee culture. The program require...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Agostino Petroni

1 February 2021

Bianco, Calabria, Italy

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Italy's first tuition-free cooking school gives unemployed young people in the economically challenged region of Calabria a career path – and a culturally resonant alternative to working for the region's organized cri...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Maya Rao

30 January 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Next Step is a hospital-based violence intervention program based at Minneapolis' Hennepin County Medical Center that counsels gunshot victims to try to help lower the chances that they will be harmed again or seek to...

KSDK-TV

Christine Byers

28 January 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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When people emerge from long prison sentences, they can be in a hurry to put their lives back on track. But, when enrolled in a voluntary re-entry program called the Concordance Academy of Leadership, they first must ...

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Billy Jean Louis

26 January 2021

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Diversity in Recovery created an inclusive space for the LGBTQ community, Black and Indigenous people, people of color, and allies, many of whom report negative experiences because of their race, sexuality, and/or gen...

Mashable

Chase DiBenedetto

24 January 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Inmates to Entrepreneurs has graduated 1 million people from its eight-week program that teaches incarcerated people how to start their own low-capital businesses. An extension of a free online entrepreneurship course...

BBC

David Silverberg

22 January 2021

United Kingdom

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Quick Response (QR) codes have become a popular way to conduct contactless business, and even contact tracing, during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and retail stores allow customers to order and pay by scannin...

Wired

Sidney Fussell

14 January 2021

Flint, Michigan, United States

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BlueConduit, an analytics startup, applies statistical models to identify neighborhoods and households that might have lead pipes. The models include dozens of factors, such as the age of the home and proximity of oth...

Kaiser Health News

Sarah Kwon

11 January 2021

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic forces people into isolation and social distancing, places known as "peer respites" are providing a space for those "experiencing or nearing a mental health crisis" to seek help. While the ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Jordan Elder

11 January 2021

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A hotline staffed by teenagers for teenagers has been providing peer-to-peer support and counseling services in Arizona for years but has played an even bigger role during the coronavirus pandemic. The group quickly p...

Kaiser Health News

Chandra Whitfield

6 January 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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To encourage more Black people to explore outdoors, individuals and organizations in Colorado are working to address underlying barriers such as access to transportation and gear, as well as fear and concerns of safet...

Transitions Online

Nikol Mudrova

Tereza Dornakova

5 January 2021

Czech Republic

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When the coronavirus pandemic made in-person therapy sessions too risky to schedule, therapists in the Czech Republic moved their services online and set up a hotline for patients to call when needed. Although it's ye...

NPR

Sylvia Poggioli

2 January 2021

Italy

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Advancing Women Artists (AWA) is a nonprofit foundation that has identified around 2,000 pieces of art by women artists that were forgotten or stored away in Italy’s museums and churches. The organization has financed...

Associated Press

Julie Watson

28 December 2020

Matamoros, Mexico

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The Global Response Management is a humanitarian nonprofit led by U.S. military veterans and staffed by U.S. volunteers and "paid asylum seekers who were medical professionals in their homelands" that offers medical h...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Nawar Al Mir Ali

26 December 2020

Syria

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To help Syrian women facing the threat of "sextortion" – harassment based on threats to expose women's nude photos – Gardenia magazine's It Is Your Right campaign has encouraged 1,100 women to come forward to sue thei...

People

Jeff Truesdell

24 December 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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A network of trauma recovery centers nationwide helps victims of violence and survivors of murder victims by focusing on their emotional, medical, and financial needs first. What started as a single healing center run...

Associated Press

Colleen Barry

Luca Bruno

24 December 2020

Italy

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In Italy, the “Santa’s grandchildren” program is helping to connect nursing home residents with volunteer grandchildren for visits and gifts during the holiday season. While the coronavirus pandemic has caused the mee...

The Local

Lorenzo Di Stasi

24 December 2020

Belgium

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Hack your Future Belgium offers free IT training to migrants to help fill the country’s worker shortage in that sector and help newcomers gain skills and find work. Most participants are asylum seekers or refugees and...

The Baltimore Sun

Tatyana Turner

23 December 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In Baltimore, a non-profit known as the Next One Up program is helping young men who are struggling in school by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic, and social development through small group activities...

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