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Los Angeles Times

Nita Lelyveld

16 May 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Rates of loneliness are increasing across the United States, as people rely on technology rather than human interaction for their day-to-day lives. To directly combat this, a man in Los Angeles created the People Walk...

Idaho Statesman

Nicole Blanchard

5 May 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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A group called Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, now 36,000 strong, is bringing together people from different political and ideological backgrounds over a common interest in the preservation and conservation of public l...

The Colorado Sun

Joe Purtell

1 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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After a string of fatal and near fatal accidents rocked the Colorado climbing community--a community already all too familiar with such accidents--climber Madaleine Sorkin established the Climbing Grief Fund. By conne...

Washington Post

Peter Holley

29 April 2019

London, United Kingdom

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The London Marathon debuted a new, environmentally conscious way of keeping runners hydrated: edible seaweed pouches filled with sports drink. The pouches, or “Ooho,” created by Skipping Rocks Labs, can be eaten along...

SURFER Magazine

Ashtyn Douglas

2 April 2019

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

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Support from the international surfing community has empowered women in Sri Lanka to push back against patriarchal social norms and participate in outdoor recreation. Working to change a culture that discourages women...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

27 March 2019

Sandy, Utah, United States

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RIDE, shorthand for Reduce Individual Driving for the Environment, is an app that incentivizes skiers to carpool. Beyond just the convenience, the easy-to-use phone application provides material incentives such as ski...

The New York Times

A. C. Shilton

14 March 2019

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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Once again the bicycle is playing a part in empowering women! In this case, several organizations across the United States are using mountain biking to build preteen and teenage girls' confidence and drive. The dedica...

The Guardian

Tricia Taormina

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8 March 2019

Bihar, India

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Coaches and players around the world are using sports to teach boys about masculinity and the importance of integrity, both on and off the field. From cricket in India to rugby in Fiji, games are used as a foundation ...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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After allegations of sexual assault and violence against women, centered on the athletic department, surfaced in 2015, Baylor University dramatically adjusted its Title IX strategy -- transparency, classes focused on ...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding,...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Orego...

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Jodi Hausen

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7 March 2019

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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At Eagle Mount in Bozeman, Montana, anyone, regardless of age or special needs, can come to benefit from outdoor programs, including skiing, horseback riding, swimming, ice skating, rock climbing and more. Using speci...

Sea Maven

Libby Leyden

6 March 2019

Muizenberg, South Africa

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Surfing lessons are bridging racial divides and providing a therapeutic outlet for disadvantaged children in South Africa. In a society largely segregated by race, children in Cape Town’s black communities disproporti...

KVII-TV (ABC 7 Amarillo)

Maria Serrano

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25 February 2019

Amarillo, Texas, United States

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A program called Live Well Fit in Amarillo, Texas runs a fitness and exercise class for senior citizens, whom they call golden girls. The women in the class, whose ages range from 50 to 85, can work out using bikes, w...

Colorado Public Radio

Ryan Warner

22 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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With community support from a network of neighborhood volunteers and financial support from a local business, the Bike Streets Project makes biking more accessible for those “interested, but concerned” about road safe...

Second Wave Michigan

Theresa Coty O'Neil

21 February 2019

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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By taking up boxing, Michigan’s youth learn to diffuse violence and cope with their stressors. Kalamazoo Eastside Boxing provides structure, mentorship, and a social outlet for disadvantaged and troubled youth across ...

Portland Tribune

Amanda Waldroupe

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15 February 2019

Hawaii, United States

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Oregon school districts are looking to Hawaii school districts to learn the best ways to implement athletic trainers into high school athletics programs across the state. Although there are many obstacles to overcome ...

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Lindsay Fendt

7 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Fish conservation, in the rural streams of the Western United States, requires a remarkable amount of ongoing human intervention. Take the greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado's state fish. The greenback is bred in lab...

NPR

Diaa Hadid

3 February 2019

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistan, a group of women gathers every week to bike around the city, an act that works to bring awareness to equal rights between men and women. Despite backlash from men in the community, the bicyclists...

Next City

Mark Wessel

24 January 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In western New York, local bike advocacy groups have found power in numbers, banding together to gradually convince their governments to expand cycling access and communities to change their attitudes toward cyclists....

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

22 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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When Sanjay Patel realized there was unused land and parking lots near many of Atlanta's MARTA stations, he had an idea - working with city partners, Patel built soccer fields in and adjacent to several stations, offs...

The Christian Science Monitor

Story Hinckley

15 January 2019

Santa Fe, United States

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Wings of America is a New Mexico based organization that uses running as a way for Native Americans to reconnect with their pasts and cultures while combatting pervasive stereotypes. The organization also organizes ru...

The New York Times

Lovia Gyarkye

5 January 2019

New York, United States

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Figure Skating in Harlem is a group working to help young girls of color in New York learn teamwork, dedication, and hardwork - and the art of figure skating, a sport that is often perceived as inaccessible and overwh...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Catarina Fernandes Martins

26 December 2018

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A professional soccer team in Andalusia called Alma de África has helped integrate migrants and locals. The team has 25 players from 16 different countries, including Spain. It provides a sense of family and belonging...

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Gloria Dickie

19 December 2018

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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As sea ice melts, polar bears in the Arctic spend increasingly more time on land, leading to dangerous conflicts with people. While Inuit communities and conservationists are at odds on how to manage the bears, resear...

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