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Dan Charles

4 October 2019

State College, Pennsylvania, United States

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Enrolling administrators and financial planners in sustainable projects takes proving that investments pay for themselves. With the help of pressure from students and faculty, Penn State Universities administrators ha...

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Monica Humphries

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4 October 2019

Hickam Field, Hawaii, United States

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Fishermen are attaching LED lights to the gillnets they use to trap fish to ward off unintended captures like turtles, dolphins, and sea lions. The lights warn the wildlife that something is there so they don’t get ca...

The Telegraph

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

1 October 2019

Mumbai, India

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Vaccinating and sterilizing canines proves more effective in curbing rabies than culling the stray animals. In Mumbai, India, city authorities have partnered with NGOs like In Defense of Animals India (IDA India) and ...

The Trace

Brian Freskos

18 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago is trying something new when it comes to violence prevention: beautifying public spaces that have been known to be places of violence. The city has launched an official pilot program called Grounds for Peace, ...

Associated Press

Christina Larson

17 September 2019

Ochos Rios, Jamaica

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In Jamaica, locally-led coral nurseries are working to restore the coral reef that have been lost to natural and manmade disasters. These organizations have small coral gardens where they can grow free of danger and w...

Popular Science

Temma Ehrenfeld

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12 September 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a movement amongst clinicians and researchers involved in suicide prevention to reclassify suicide as a "condition in its own right" in order to better teach and treat symptoms. In some places, such as Detroi...

Vox

Madeline Marshall

11 September 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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While most Americans and politicians from across the partisan aisle support universal background checks for firearm purchases, that system has shown to not be as effective as many think. Instead, states are implementi...

The Atlantic

Mark Obbie

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11 September 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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With support for a New York-based grant program, Buffalo has been trying various evidence-based approaches to decrease violence, especially gun violence, in the city. The grant program, Gun Involved Violence Eliminati...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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9 September 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York’s Close to Home legislation approaches the juvenile justice system through the lens of rehabilitation, moving those in up-state juvenile facilities to local, sometimes residential housing that emphasizes fami...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

9 September 2019

Mumbai, India

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In India, many people suffering from undiagnosed mental illnesses end up wandering on the streets, but a Mumbai psychiatrist is addressing the problem by treating their illnesses and reuniting them with their families...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

2 September 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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The Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program serves to train health officials how to identify early signs of mental illness in young adults, and it's working. The program, which saw a "35 percent decl...

The Outlook

Nate Mann

29 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In an effort to create more effective helmets, developers and consumers have come up against both cost and technological concerns. Building helmets that protect against concussions is challenging, and those that have ...

Vox

Matthew Zeitlin

27 August 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Across the world, countries are reckoning with its astounding single-use plastic bag waste by instituting legislation that taxes or all-out bans them. Research has shown that taxing the bags has been a more effective ...

Nonprofit Quarterly

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Elizabeth Sawin

22 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A collaboration between an Atlanta-based nonprofit and an international climate organization sparked the Just Growth Circle, an initiative that brings topics like racial equity, economic justice, and climate change to...

AZFamily.com

Briana Whitney

20 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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The Mesa, Arizona, school district is expanding its mental health care programming in response to a high teen suicide rate in the region. By increasing the number of counselors available, using data to tailor its appr...

The Colorado Sun

John Frank

20 August 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In 2016, Utah debuted SafeUT, a streamlined crisis center with on-call mental health specialists that students can call or text about potential threats to schools or personal mental health concerns. SafeUT was borne o...

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Chris Nelson

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18 August 2019

Ohio, United States

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As part of a suicide prevention program in North Central Ohio, middle and high school students take a screening test to assess their mental state and determine if intervention by the school is necessary. Coupled with ...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

15 August 2019

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

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After decades of conservation and cleanup, the 42% of the entire Chesapeake Bay meets water quality standards. The Chesapeake Bay Program organized a regional collaboration between nonprofits, the government, and educ...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

14 August 2019

Sizwe, Gauteng, South Africa

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Drug-resistant cases of tuberculosis have been known to be impossible to cure, but a new drug trial in South Africa has changed the outcome for many suffering from this diagnosis. Although the trial that implements a ...

The Colorado Sun

Amanda K. Clark

12 August 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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A garden at Boulder, Colorado’s Museum of Natural History is being used to track the effects of smog and educate visitors as well. Called an “ozone garden,” this plot – and other like it around the world – shows resea...

High Country News

Krista Langlois

9 August 2019

Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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Scientists in southeast America are trying to rebuild the natural biocrusts that existed centuries ago. The biocrusts, which are concentrations of cyanobacteria, moss, and lichens, are a crucial part of ecosystems in ...

Albuquerque Journal

Rick Nathanson

9 August 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Bernalillo County in New Mexico has implemented a new project that maps where needles are being found by community members. The approach not only keeps the streets safer for all, but also allows the county to map dens...

The Colorado Sun

Monte Whaley

7 August 2019

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Rural parts of America are often lacking in resources such as addiction treatment centers, but a project known as Strengthening Families is working to connect families in these areas with people that can help. In Colo...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

5 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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As the cost of fighting wildfires rises and the number of firefighters declines, Arizona found a solution: paying incarcerated men and women to do the same job for just five percent of the standard rate for firefighti...

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Cat Reid

5 August 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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As Kansas City tries to decrease violent crime in the area, it looks to a decades-old initiative that may have worked in the past: gun buybacks. Such a response was first tried in 1994, and saw a decline in homicides ...

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