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Fresno Bee

Manuel Tobias

19 February 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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A school attendance campaign in a rural California district relies on buy-in from a variety of community partners. For instance, administrators supported the construction of a new health clinic next to the school, con...

The Guardian

Anita Hofschneider

12 February 2020

Guam

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CHamoru, the indigenous language of the Mariana Islands, is endangered. In an urgent move to save the language, Chief Hurao Academy was founded, a nonprofit that offers a CHamoru summer immersion program, an after-sch...

NPR

Rachel Cramer

12 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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Finding ways to reuse brewery waste can save water treatment plants money. In Havre, Montana, Triple Dog Brewing has entered into a partnership with the town’s wastewater treatment plant, supplying discarded barley to...

The Trace

J. Brian Charles

4 February 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the program Sisters United Resilient and Empowered, also called SURE Moms, offers counseling to mothers in an effort to address their trauma, and thus have an effect on their entire families. W...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Livesay

Melanie Saltzman

2 February 2020

Beirut, Lebanon

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Training refugees in digital skills provides them with a path toward self sufficiency. A pilot program developed with the UN World Food Program and the American University in Beirut offers computer literacy and Englis...

Reuters

Panu Wongcha-um

2 February 2020

Bangkok, Thailand

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Doctors in Thailand have found some early success with treating the coronavirus with a cocktail of medications for flu and HIV. Although these medications were already being administered to patients, the doctors at Ra...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

29 January 2020

Helinski, Finland

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Building successful resistance to fake information begins with primary education. Finland’s national school curriculum encourages information and media literacy along with critical thinking. The pilot program consists...

NBC News

Kaitlin Sullivan

28 January 2020

New York, United States

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A new form of psychiatric treatment known as psychedelic-assisted therapy is gaining recognition of being a credible way to fight against anxiety and depression. This breakthrough has proven to be especially beneficia...

The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

24 January 2020

Suffield, Connecticut, United States

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At Connecticut’s MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, people experiencing incarceration have the opportunity to participate in postsecondary classes, even completing a certificate or degree. They’re able to do ...

The Globe and Mail

Andrea Woo

17 January 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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In the face of an overdosing crisis, a physician in Vancouver created an ATM-like machine that allows people to pick up pharmaceutical-grade opioids to reduce the chances of people using contaminated drugs. Although t...

The Telegraph

Debbie Blankenship

10 January 2020

Macon, Georgia, United States

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In Georgia’s Bibb county, students at two schools are learning deep breathing and mindfulness from the organization, On the Same Breath. The practice, introduced by the organization and then led by teachers, gives stu...

Washington Post

Elise Favis

9 January 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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An orthopedic surgeon, software developers, and medical experts have teamed up to create a virtual reality headset that helps eliminate unpredictability during surgical procedures. Although this is one of many technol...

STAT

Helen Branswell

7 January 2020

Canada

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It was a "trial that almost hadn’t happened" that only happened due to collective action and a piloting effort, that lead to the creation of the world's first Ebola vaccine. Between community commitment and researcher...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miles Wilson

31 December 2019

Maricopa, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, the use of drones as farming technology is gaining traction. While still in the early stages, drones have shown to help with field mapping and data collection on things like crop conditions, water quality,...

Ars Technica

John Timmer

30 December 2019

United States

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Researchers are seeing early success in piloting the notion that injecting tumors with the flu vaccine will re-engage the immune system. For mice with cancerous tumors, the researchers injected this year's flu vaccine...

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

13 December 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Duodenoscopes are used to "diagnose and treat diseases of the pancreas and bile duct," but were found to be in danger of infecting patients when practiced as a reusable tool. To reduce the risk of infection, a disposa...

NPR

Rachel Treisman

7 December 2019

New York, United States

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For a variety of reasons, women are less likely than men to receive CPR by a stranger, but an attachment for CPR dummies that gives the maniken silicone breasts is helping to break barriers. This phenomenon is seen wo...

New Haven Independent

Samantha Bashaw

5 December 2019

Hamden, Connecticut, United States

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To reduce food waste, a pilot project in Connecticut organized by a professor aims to deliver the still-viable thrown-out products to a local food pantry. With the help of her students, the project has successfully he...

AARP Magazine

Kristi Eaton

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2 December 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a group of city employees use data to drive decisions in city government ranging from the use of tennis courts to which job applicants will be awarded positions. In one project, the group analyzed ...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

26 November 2019

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Finding alternatives for uneaten or imperfect food reduces waste. In Denver, multiple initiatives, ranging from the city’s Certifiably Green Denver program to tech startups and nonprofits, are working to tackle the pr...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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24 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Food waste often ends up in landfills, but the Wasatch Resource Recovery facility in Utah transforms the thrown-out food into renewable energy instead. Companies such as Kroger, Dannon, and Nestle send their food wast...

Ensia

Jennifer Hattam

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22 November 2019

Mardin, Turkey

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The Turkish organization, Living Soil, Local Seed, is working with Turkish women and Syrian refugees to help rebuild and diversify the local agricultural system that was once thriving. Using local knowledge and survey...

BBC

James Gallagher

22 November 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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To combat dengue fever, cities around the world are experimenting with injecting a bacterial ally into mosquito eggs that helps prevent the virus from growing inside the insects. Although the approach is still in earl...

CityLab

Andrew Small

22 November 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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Electric scooter companies across the United States brainstorm and pilot creative ideas to get their riders to focus more intently on scoot safety. One e-scooter company, Bird, has launched a pilot that asks riders to...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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22 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Coaching in strategic partnership allows arts nonprofits to build their capacity. Based in Minneapolis, Artspace offers its capacity-building workshop program, Immersion, to nonprofits in several cities, in including ...

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