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Deonna Anderson

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30 April 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an intertribal women-led organization that is working to reclaim ownership of land in the Bay Area that Ohlone people have lived on for centuries. They regained access to the land through ...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

13 March 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In Portland, Oregon, a group of activists have come together to be the eyes for their community when it comes to oil train shipments. There is a surprising lack of transparency when it comes to moving crude oil by tra...

High Country News

Ruxandra Guidi

31 January 2019

Boyle Heights, California, United States

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In Boyle Heights, a working class neighborhood of Los Angeles, members of the community have taken to the streets armed with clipboards and pens to document environmental hazards, zoning violations, and and other thin...

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Brian Bull

30 January 2019

Roseburg, Oregon, United States

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Native American tribes in Oregon have garnered attention for their sustainable forest preservation, especially since recent national legislation passed that gave thousands of acres of land land back to several Native ...

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Adele Peters

3 January 2019

Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States

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Turning a coal plant carbon neutral requires a community effort. In Holyoke, Massachusetts, community organizers from the Toxics Action Center and Neighbor to Neighbor, a local Latinx organization, succeeded in gettin...

Atlas Obscura

Lola Mendez

3 January 2019

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

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San Pedro La Laguna, a town in Guatemala, has banned single use plastics including plastic bags and straws after realizing that plastic pollution was ruining the ecosystem of Lake Atitlan and that a new waste facility...

Hyperallergic

Emily Wilson

30 November 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Installed throughout Oakland, Rosten Woo’s sculptures consist of bells that chime at quicker frequency the more particulate is present in the air. Through this means, Woo make air quality data visible and pushes for e...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

19 October 2018

Hawinga, Kenya

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The emergence of solar lamps are changing the way of life for many in a remote village in Western Kenya. Not only creating a safer commute to and from work, solar lamps are also helping fuel the creation of jobs for m...

The New Republic

Melody Schreiber

9 October 2018

Northwest Territories, Canada

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Faced with the existential threat posed by an oil company in their community, the Gwich’in nation banded together with a former rival, Greenpeace, to take the company to court. By highlighting the failure of the compa...

Yes! Magazine

Wyatt Massey

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24 September 2018

Iowa, United States

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When large-scale hog farms began moving into rural Iowa, many local families were forced to start making decisions about their ways of life, especially concerning their own farms and health. To fight back, the communi...

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Katherine Webb-Hehn

12 September 2018

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

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Armed with data, local activists are taking on environmental justice campaigns. In the absence of action on the part of the Federal Government, local organizations in Mississippi and across the South are working to in...

NPR

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Tara Boyle

10 September 2018

United States

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Psychologist Ming Kuo has spent her career studying the impacts of nature on human health, especially amidst a growing surge to build up communities in place of natural environments. During her study, she has found th...

Yes! Magazine

Jen Marlowe

14 August 2018

Rayne, Louisiana, United States

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When construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana was slated to begin, local citizens formed the L’Eau Est La Vie (“Water Is Life”) camp to establish a course of action to halt the process. Although their ma...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

13 August 2018

Fresno, California, United States

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Fresno sits in right in the middle of the Central Valley of California. The region is known for its vast agriculture and farming communities, but to locals, it's also known for its horrid air quality. This is especial...

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Patricia Leigh Brown

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30 July 2018

California, United States

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Boasting one of the top five largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs that has raised over $6.5 billion, California is leading the way in financially successful renewable energy initiatives. One of the state's mo...

NPR

Laura Ratliff

20 July 2018

India

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Luxury hotels collect and reuse food waste. The hotels audit their waste, then useful ways to give it new life—as compost, animal feed, or even biogas.

Yes! Magazine

Isabelle Morrison

25 June 2018

United States

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Manila Bay in the Philippines is covered in trash - more specifically discarded plastic waste that has been exported from the United States. Facing an imminent risk of the Bay (which many local fishers depend on) disa...

Latino USA

Melanie La Rosa

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19 June 2018

Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria left many properties and people in Puerto Rico completely devastated. One family decided to do what they could to begin the reconstruction process on their own by forming Solar Libre Puerto Rico - a vo...

The Guardian

Tony Carnie

31 May 2018

South Africa

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As rhino populations continue to decrease at an alarming rate due to poaching, wildlife managers in South African reserves have begun to take matters into their own hands with emergency solutions such as dehorning. Al...

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Virginia Gewin

15 May 2018

United States

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A lack of diversity in the environment and conservation sector has been well calculated, documented and established, but the story doesn't end there. Many groups across the U.S are looking to not just recruit a more ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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25 April 2018

United States

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While news of failures in the fight against climate change make headlines daily, there are many steps the everyday citizen can take to reduce their impact. Many don't know where to start though. That's where Project D...

Yes! Magazine

Debra Utacia Krol

2 April 2018

Sonoma, California, United States

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In 1915, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians who lived off of the coast of Northern California had their land stripped away as United States territories formed. A century later, the tribe has successfully regained their l...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

19 January 2018

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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While asthma has a large impact—including being the most common reason for school absence—data on the disease can be difficult to collect. An app called Propeller has been developed which tracks medication use among p...

High Country News

James S. Rosien

18 January 2018

Anaconda, Montana, United States

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The Brownfields Program, funded through the EPA, helps towns across Montana redevelop contaminated buildings into new areas for economic development. Since 2016, when Anaconda and several nearby towns became eligible ...

Politico Magazine

Arthur Allen

16 November 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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The city of Louisville, built and sustained largely by pollution-inducing industries such as rubber factories and bourbon distilleries, is grappling with how to make the city air cleaner. The novel Air Louisville stud...

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