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Global Sisters Report

Doreen Ajiambo

13 January 2020

Loiborsiret, Tanzania

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To reduce maternal mortality in the Masai region of Tanzania, Catholic nuns with Sisters of Notre Dame are building hospitals and educating local women about the importance of giving birth in a medical setting. Althou...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

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10 January 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Since 2016, Chicago has seen a 37% decrease in homicides with a comprehensive, targeted approach toward violence. The city developed a multi-pronged approach, including a collaboration between foundations and funders,...

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...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Claire Caulfield

30 December 2019

Hawaii, United States

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As concerns about food security grow in Hawaii amidst a backdrop of climate change, Pacific Islanders are leaning into agroforestry as a means to address the problem. Resilient to extreme weather, agroforests allow fo...

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 Guardian

Jonny Weeks

29 December 2019

Bristol, United Kingdom

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The UK is home to an artificial surfing lagoon that aims to help those with disabilities have access to water sports they otherwise may not be able to participate in. Acting as both a physical and mental rehabilitatio...

The New York Times

David McCabe

Kate Conger

17 December 2019

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

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The passage of the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act was meant to hold accountable the online platforms where sex trafficking and sex work took place, but a year into its existence, it has shown negative, unintend...

The New York Times

Andrew Jacobs

6 December 2019

Billund, Denmark

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In the United States, the use of antibiotics in livestock operations has become relatively standard, but a practice in Denmark is proving that antibiotics aren't necessarily crucial to the process. Although not all bu...

The Globe and Mail

Kelly Grant

5 December 2019

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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In recent years, there has been a decrease in Canadian organ donors but a comprehensive effort by an Ontario hospital is changing that narrative. From increased specialized training for nurses to adding a donation coo...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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4 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Evaluating evidence of an organization’s impact informs charitable giving. Ratings organizations like ImpactMatters and Charity Navigator provide transparency to donors by reporting on the effectiveness of charities a...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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1 December 2019

Danville, Pennsylvania, United States

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School districts in Pennsylvania are overhauling traditional reading curricula in favor of new neuroscience research that shows how the human brain processes sounds and symbols. The program is time-intensive, requirin...

Noozhawk

Giana Magnoli

29 November 2019

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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California’s Santa Barbara Public Defender’s office is working with the company, Upstart, to use a texting notification system to remind people about their court dates. Upstart costs $20K to set up and then $2 per cli...

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...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

21 November 2019

United States

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Where does technology fit into a gym class? One physical education teacher uses an online platform to let students track their fitness progress throughout the semester and ensure that all students stay engaged through...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

21 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An extensive investigation that, despite implementing an initiative called "Vision Zero" that aims to eliminate traffic and pedestrian fatalities, many cities still struggle to reduce the number of fatalities, year-ov...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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20 November 2019

Peoria, Illinois, United States

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Green infrastructure provides a return on investment and improves the quality of life in a community. In Peoria, Illinois, the city’s Public Works Department has piloted several green infrastructure initiatives with t...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

20 November 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A startup called Firefly uses a comprehensive approach to its sensor-equipped advertising screens by simultaneously showing advertisements on top of Uber and Lyft vehicles and collecting data about the drive and surro...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

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14 November 2019

Andernach, Germany

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A pilot recycling sorting method hosted in Germany has created an easier way for recyclable and non-recyclable products to be separated. Designers printed invisible digital codes - much like invisible barcodes that ca...

11Alive

Rebecca Lindstrom

Lindsey Basye

12 November 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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To address animal cruelty in Pennsylvania, a team of law enforcement officers are receiving special training to better identify and prosecute the guilty. This effort gives limited enforcement powers to those trained a...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

11 November 2019

Glen Oaks, New York, United States

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Self-injury tactics have been increasing among adolescents, but psychologists are finding success with implementing specialized forms of therapy. Typically used with those diagnosed with a personality disorder, a spec...

11Alive

Rebecca Lindstrom

Lindsey Basye

10 November 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania has made significant strides in decreasing animal cruelty in the commercial breeding sector. It has overhauled its kennel regulations, making sure dogs have access to outdoor space and exercise space, are...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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9 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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To address worsening droughts and limited water resources in the 2nd driest state in the country, Utah government officials are implementing different methods of water metering throughout the state as a tool for water...

The Trace

Champe Barton

6 November 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In 2013, Detroit’s law enforcement agencies started using focused deterrence – a method that uses data to identify at-risk individuals – to decrease the rate of violent crime in the city. The method, part of the natio...

LAist

Sharon McNary

31 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In and around Los Angeles, firefighters have been able to better respond to wildfires because of better equipment and more personnel. With more off-road trucks, fire helicopters, fire engines, and a new supercomputer ...

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