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Soumya Sarkar

27 July 2020

Jharkhand, India

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New solar-powered irrigation systems in the Chotanagpur Plateau region in India are giving farmers more dependable water and allowing them to diversify their crops, allowing them to also grow their income. Many farmer...

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Patrick Sisson

15 July 2020

France

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Some cities are using coronavirus shutdowns as opportunities to start infrastructure projects that support car-free living and encourage walking or biking to jobs, shopping, and city services. Car-free urban developme...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

29 June 2020

Hinta, Rajasthan, India

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A group of farmers in India have been trained to monitor their village’s groundwater levels to help its residents make more informed decisions about irrigation based on water availability. The farmers-turned-researche...

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Soumaïla Diarra

28 June 2020

Bamako, Mali

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As Mali’s population increases and urban centers grow, women in the West African country are coming up with different solutions to reduce their consumption of charcoal and wood and reverse the worsening effects of cli...

The Washington Post

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Adam Glanzman

16 June 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are working with Vanguard Renewables, a food waste energy company, and Dominion Energy, an electric utility company, to capture manure methane gas from cows and convert it into natural g...

Civil Eats

Christina Cooke

15 June 2020

Wagram, North Carolina, United States

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A former North Carolina prison has been reclaimed by the nonprofit Growing Change to teach sustainable farming to youth who otherwise might be doomed to their own prison terms without an effective intervention. The 9-...

Ensia

Kamala Thiagarajan

11 June 2020

Bengaluru, India

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An innovative approach to combat climate change involves growing forests and resorting natural vegetation on degraded or barren land. Known as the Miyawaki technique, planting seedlings of indigenous trees close toget...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

28 May 2020

Khonoma, Nagaland, India

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Despite the lockdown and loss of tourism income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the village of Kohonoma in India has been able to maintain a high level of food security for its people. Because of previous legal changes ...

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JoAnna Haugen

12 May 2020

Xingu River Basin, Brazil

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A group of women, known as the Yarang Women’s Movement, from villages in Brazil collect and sell seeds to nurseries, landowners, and other organizations to replant degraded land by the Xingu River. While this effort h...

BBC

Vittoria Traverso

4 May 2020

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

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New technology is helping urban planners and developers better identify which trees could help cities reduce air pollution. In Ontario, the city of Oakville adopted a new software that resulted in planners halting the...

The New York Times

Adam Satariano

1 May 2020

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

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A company called Mootral is studying whether changing a cattle’s diet could make the animals belch and flatulate less methane. They created a food supplement out of compounds from garlic, citrus, and other additives, ...

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Nithin Coca

21 April 2020

Indonesia

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The degradation of peatlands is a public health and climate change issue. Organizations in Indonesia are working to understand these wetlands better by mapping the location of them throughout the country and around th...

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Dina Newman

21 April 2020

Paris, France

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The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated challenges in food supply at an international scale, and one way to make food more accessible is to grow it locally. From hydroponics and aeroponics, where plants are grown in the...

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Inbar Preiss

5 April 2020

Czech Republic

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Using cryptocurrency mining, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, Parallel Garden, a Czech-based initiative, is tackling unsustainable agricultural practices. The project seeks to increase local foo...

The Guardian

Jennifer Kishan

19 March 2020

Kolkata, India

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As part of the Fix for Life campaign, members of Active Citizens Together for Sustainability (ACTS) have been working with plumbers to install taps on the free water pipes across Kolkata. Without taps, a significant a...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

9 March 2020

London, United Kingdom

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A recent study on London's trees revealed benefits far beyond city beautification. The report found that trees saved the city billions of pounds in air cooling, air purification, carbon sequestration. The report also ...

The Guardian

Rebecca Smithers

9 March 2020

Longon, United Kingdom

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At Gail’s, a UK bakery chain, its new “Waste Not” line of food repurposes day-old food into new menu items, reducing waste in the process. By reusing resources, as part of the circular economy model, Gail’s minimizes ...

PBS NewsHour

Mark Bittman

Melanie Saltzman

7 March 2020

Iowa, United States

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A group of women called The Women, Food and Agriculture Network was founded in 1998 in Iowa to educate female landowners about land conservation and implementing sustainable practices on their farms. The group has hel...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

2 March 2020

Cascade Lockes, Oregon, United States

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Washington State could pass one of the toughest restrictions on water bottling operations in the United States, thanks to activists who raised environmental concerns over a bottling facility that wanted to open in a t...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

25 February 2020

Kohima, Nagaland, India

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By reviving millet farming, farming communities are adapting to climate change. In India, the Millet Farmers Group, organized by a women’s rights nonprofit, the North East Network (NEN), helps farmers cultivate millet...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rick Barrett

18 February 2020

Wisconsin, United States

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Facing environmental issues, changing consumer tastes, corporate mega-farms, and more, small dairy farmers in Wisconsin are quickly adapting their business models to stay afloat. This article looks at a number of solu...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

10 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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Upcycling spent barley helps to ease wastewater treatment. In Havre, Montana, the town’s wastewater treatment plant uses barley from a local brewery, Triple Dog Brewing, to feed bacteria. The nutrients from the barley...

The Jakarta Post

Michael Taylor

10 February 2020

Indonesia

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A Pokemon Go-style app encourages residents in Indonesia to help map land to fight deforestation. The technology offers visitors of umapped areas surveys that they complete, which fills in the data, and motivates user...

Mongabay

Basudev Mahapatra

10 February 2020

Odisha, India

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By returning to indigenous varieties of crops, farmers can increase ecological diversity and reliance to climate change. In India, hundreds of farmers in the state of Odisha have been returning to indigenous crops, li...

Next City

Valerie Vande Panne

3 February 2020

Lake George, New York, United States

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Brining roads before a snowstorm makes clearing roads easier and reducing the amount of salt runoff into the surrounding environment. In cities like Lake George, NY, and Cambridge, MA, municipal departments of transpo...

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