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NPR

Rachel Cramer

12 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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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 New York Times

Isabella Grullón Paz

10 February 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The Democratic Party consistently struggles to turn out the Latinx vote, which is projected to be 32 million people. Instead of trying to find a cohesive message for this incredibly diverse group of people like in the...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

10 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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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 Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

10 February 2020

Connecticut, United States

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Since 2007, Connecticut has taken major steps in juvenile justice reform – namely, the ages that youth are arrested or charged as adults. By moving 16 and 17 year olds out of the adult system and into the juvenile jus...

Chalkbeat

Erica Meltzer

7 February 2020

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, a bill would scale efforts to recruit teachers to stay and work in their home communities with the goal of diversifying the workforce. Some of the current programs target future educators while they are s...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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6 February 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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From North Carolina to California, states and cities are taking a new approach to fines and fees – people are having their charges dismissed, warrants for minor offenses cleared, and many municipalities are actually s...

The New York Times

Michael Massing

4 February 2020

New York City, New York, United States

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Deep canvassing goes beyond talking points, encouraging empathetic dialogue. The New York-based organization, Changing the Conversation Together, trains volunteers in the practice of deep canvassing. Instead of just f...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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4 February 2020

Tallinn, Estonia

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Estonia is bolstering its cybersecurity against Russian would-be hackers on a shoestring budget and a brigade of volunteers, called the "nerd reserves." Hailing from Estonia's rich IT community, as well as other indus...

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Valerie Vande Panne

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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...

The Nigerian News

Samuel Akpan

30 January 2020

Abuja, Nigeria

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The Nigerian government is cracking down on fake seed peddlers by enacting a system that detects fraudulent bags of seeds and removes them from distribution. The technology places a scratch code with a unique, one-tim...

Equal Times

Guillaume Pajot

28 January 2020

Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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The Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, the largest refugee camp in the world, is overcrowded and increasingly isolated. A program by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Bangladeshi NGO BRAC offers refugees equipment, a...

Nonprofit Quarterly

Derrick Rhayn

28 January 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

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Nonprofits and city governments are looking to abandoned homes and vacant lots as a potential source of land on which to build affordable housing.

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Gregory Scruggs

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24 January 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In 2018, a per-employee tax levied on Amazon and other Seattle businesses making over $20 million a year was struck down by council members with unfavorable polling. In 2020, that same referendum is being brought back...

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 ...

Bloomberg

Claire Jiao

23 January 2020

Philippines

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Discarded plastic can serve as construction material for major infrastructure and public works projects. In the Philippines, private companies like San Miguel are stepping in to participate in the government’s infrast...

The New York Times

Ellen Rosen

22 January 2020

United States

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Public school districts are gradually transitioning to electric buses. Electric utilities, concerned about environmental impacts and overloading the grid, are helping to cover the high price tag.

Mongabay

Pragati Prava

20 January 2020

Aska, Odisha, India

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Pramila Bisoyi, a Member of Parliament hailing from the Indian state of Odisha, has shown the power of women in protecting the environment. She has created and led multiple Women Self Help Groups, who work together to...

Equal Times

María José Carmona

15 January 2020

Malaga, Spain

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There are thousands of children caught in the midst of the migrant crisis, and many of them end up without their parents or with a relative. To avoid placing migrant children in facilities that would be unable to give...

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,...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

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9 January 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a coalition of organizers and community members called Reclaim the Block advocates for divestment from the city's police force and into more community-based initiatives and services. Advocat...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

9 January 2020

Oslo, Norway

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Oslo, Norway saw zero pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2019. The success comes from infrastructure redesign, increased traffic enforcement, overall policy prioritization of road safety, and collaboration between resid...

Yes! Magazine

Anna-Catherine Brigida

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9 January 2020

Boston, United States

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At one Boston public school, teachers are updating curricula to provide students with history lessons that contextualize current national debates about immigration policy.

YR Media

Zari Tarazona

8 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia has made a concerted effort toward reducing the number of youth being arrested in schools. Leadership, including the school police commissioner and district attorney, changed procedures so that youth, ins...

NPR

Diaa Hadid

6 January 2020

Lahore, Pakistan

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In cities across Pakistan, smog and air pollution are dire health threats but the country's government hasn't done enough to take it seriously - so citizens are pushing back. Initiatives to crowd source air quality da...

The New York Times

Neil MacFarquhar

30 December 2019

London, England

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London-based company, Moonshot CVE buys ads on Google to target radical, white extremist searches. The company’s ads are often funded by private companies, foundations, or governments and route people to anti-extremis...

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