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Yes! Magazine

Ray Levy-Uyeda

13 August 2020

Montana, United States

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Abandoned oil wells in Montana leak thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year, so the Well Done Foundation is working to plug up those wells. In about a year, the foundation plugged its first thr...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Izabelė Pukėnaitė

30 July 2020

Šilutė, Lithuania

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A Lithuanian government program pays farmers to delay working in their fields in an effort to preserve the aquatic warbler, an endangered bird species. While there are 186 farmers who participate in the program, more ...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

22 July 2020

Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States

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Zero Mass Water partnered with the Navajo Nation to bring water into the homes of rural residents who may not have easy access to a water source. Hydropanels that connect to a tap inside the home use sunlight to absor...

The Arizona Republic

Ian James

19 April 2020

Francisco Murguía, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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A unique partnership between environmental groups and governments in the United States and Mexico has led to the resurrection of wetlands and forests in the long-dry Colorado River Delta. Since the waters were dammed ...

The New York Times

Matt Apuzzo

David D. Kirkpatrick

1 April 2020

United States

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While most other scientific research around the world has come to a halt, coronavirus research is flourishing as a global collaboration of scientists focuses on understanding the virus and finding a vaccine. Competiti...

CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

Sophie Jeong

Ivan Watson

12 March 2020

South Korea

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3-5 Minutes

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South Korean molecular biotech company, Seegene, created, tested, and received approval for a COVID19 test kit in just three weeks. Using a supercomputer’s big data system and taking advantage of the Disease Control &...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

21 February 2020

Indonesia

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A space-based initiative called Global Fishing Watch is using satellite imagery and data to hold companies accountable to their promise of providing sustainable sourced seafood. While the volume of data and cost of ob...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

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 Telegraph

Max Blau

13 December 2019

Georgia, United States

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Without federal oversight, prisons are left to their own devices to determine what sort of health care they want to provide. That, combined with limited funding and resources, often leads to low-cost privatized health...

Atlanta Magazine

Max Blau

12 December 2019

Georgia, United States

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As prison populations have increased dramatically since the 1980s, prisons have outsourced inmate health care to private companies, like CorrectHealth, to save money. While it is the most incentivizing when it comes t...

Noozhawk

Giana Magnoli

29 November 2019

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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California’s Santa Barbara Public Defender’s office is working with the company, Upstart, to use a texting notification system to remind people about their court dates. Upstart costs $20K to set up and then $2 per cli...

Associated Press

Chris Ehrmann

6 November 2019

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford, Connecticut, in partnership with Lyft and the criminal justice reform group, #cut50, is providing transportation credits to formerly incarcerated individuals. The effort aims to help individuals reentering t...

American City & County

Laurie Mazur

21 October 2019

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Unprecedented challenges are frequently popping up with the onset of climate change, so governments too have to adjust their processes and strategies. Some new procurement tools used by several different cities includ...

Apolitical

Amelia Axelsen

16 August 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Turning climate solutions into opportunities for investment can help mobilize capital to address climate change. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (The Lab), part of the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) bas...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Mitch Anderson

10 August 2019

Norway

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Norway has been able to have a productive relationship with oil companies, while, at the same time, retain control over resource development and grow its resource revenue. Through the country’s culture of local contro...

U.S. News & World Report

Katelyn Newman

17 July 2019

Alabama, United States

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Close collaboration between stakeholders in a community allows rural health centers to remain in operation. With the failure of many rural hospitals across the United States, medical providers, nonprofit organizations...

WBBM-TV

Jim Williams

10 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Broadcast TV News

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After incidences of crime, Chicago’s business liaison officers help business owners communicate what they need in terms of protection and prevention back to the district’s police department. Infrastructure, like secur...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

5 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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The city of Philadelphia has been experimenting and iterating on the development of a Juvenile Justice Hub – a program that would transform interactions between the city’s youth and the police. The Hub is in the testi...

Republican American

Michael Puffer

3 June 2019

Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

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After years of developmental stagnancy, the city of Waterbury, Connecticut puts into action a way for developers to renew buildings without having to take financial responsibility for previous owners' environmental wa...

Bangor Daily News

Lauren Abbate

24 May 2019

Warren, Maine, United States

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After sitting abandoned for 20 years, 27-thousand tons of plastic carpet are in the beginning processes of being removed. The pile, located in an old rifle range in Warren, Maine, is being transported to a local cemen...

BBC

Molly Kendrick

17 April 2019

United States

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Across the globe, governments are spending money on research that could allow artificial intelligence, or AI, to expedite and improve the screening and security processes at passport control. As international travel c...

University of Oregon

Aubrey Bulkeley

Sydney Dauphinais

Isabella Garcia

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Lane County, Oregon is one of many of the state’s counties working to create a survivor-focused network of responses to sex trafficking. The Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Tea...

The New York Times

Patrick Adams

20 February 2019

Gorongosa, Sofala Province, Mozambique

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The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has repopulated its large mammals by over 700 percent through collaborations between wildlife authorities and nonprofits. With millions of dollars in philanthropic assistance,...

Yale Environment 360

Jacques Leslie

19 February 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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As climate change alters environments across the United States, it has become increasingly important to manage watersheds as a preventative measure to wildfires. Amid responses across the country, one private-public p...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

21 December 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

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An initiative in St. Petersburg has reduced the number of vacant houses while increasing access to affordable housing. The city takes ownership of vacant lots and abandoned homes, then sells the properties to affordab...

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