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Rachel Cramer

12 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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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...

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 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.

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Adele Peters

18 November 2019

Grass Valley, California, United States

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Solar microgrids can improve community resilience to natural disasters by quickly restoring power. California-based startup, BoxPower, has developed an easy-to-install solar panels, packaged in a cargo shipping contai...

CityLab

Sophie Knight

18 November 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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To address the harm - both to human psychology as well as natural ecosystems - of artificial light, The Netherlands calls on its citizens to turn their lights off and feel the effects of a natural darkness. The awaren...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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9 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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To address worsening droughts and limited water resources in the 2nd driest state in the country, Utah government officials are implementing different methods of water metering throughout the state as a tool for water...

Vox

David Roberts

28 October 2019

California, United States

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Localized, distributed energy systems are popping up around California. As the larger electricity system becomes less reliable in the face of wildfires, more individuals are turning to microgrids and solar energy with...

Associated Press

Jonathan J. Cooper

Jocelyn Gecker

14 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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As a proactive effort, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Co. cut power in the hopes it would prevent wildfires that are often caused by power lines. It took a page from San Diego Gas & Electric who has been doing so...

U.S. News & World Report

Laurie Mazur

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8 October 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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To combat excessive flooding in low-plain areas, cities like Charlotte are passing critical legislation that regulates fill-and-build development, a type of construction that leads to more intense flooding in vulnerab...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Heather May

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27 August 2019

Herriman, Utah, United States

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In a collaborative effort between developers, power companies, and the government, a new apartment complex in Utah will be almost entirely powered by solar energy. The complex, developed by Wasatch Premier Communities...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

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10 August 2019

Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

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In the wake of a massive natural gas extraction project by Chevron, the Australian government asked the oil behemoth to bury as much as 4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, which would otherwise be released into t...

Carolina Public Press

John Sharpe

26 July 2019

North Carolina, United States

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Coastal cities across South and North Carolina are considering the benefits of underground power lines. With hurricane winds doing major damage to above-ground lines, buried lines often go unharmed, leaving residents ...

The Guardian

Oliver Wainwright

16 July 2019

Norwich, United Kingdom

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A neighborhood of 100 homes in Norwich offers a solution to the affordable housing crisis through no-frills public housing. The homes, part of a social housing project funded by the Norwich City Council, meet modern e...

High Country News

Avery White

16 July 2019

Ute Reservation, Colorado, United States

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The Ute Tribe’s reservation is building its first large-scale solar array with the end goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. The reservation, spanning Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, has partnered wit...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

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8 July 2019

Yogaville, Virginia, United States

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A self-imposed audit of energy resources aimed at reducing a Virginia community's carbon footprint and utility bill resulted in a move towards solar power. The community now partners with other surrounding entities to...

Energy News Network

Sarah Shemkus

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17 June 2019

Oslo, Norway

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Financial incentives in Norway have contributed in a huge switch to electric vehicles. By eliminating certain taxes and tolls, drivers of electric vehicles reap financial benefits. Improved infrastructure in recent ye...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Booker

Sam Weber

Connie Kargbo

2 June 2019

Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

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A wastewater treatment facility in suburban Chicago has become energy neutral. By accepting waste from oil and other sources not normally treated together, the facility increases biogas that can power the plant. Besid...

Green Tech Media

Justin Gerdes

13 May 2019

California, United States

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Years after the California Energy Commission funded and launched demonstration microgrids, they’re seeing results. These microgrids, which are localized energy sources that can work independently from large electric g...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 May 2019

Branson, Colorado, United States

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Innovation is the key to resilience. In Branson, Colorado, the community of only 55 residents and with volunteer town council has taken on the massive task of bringing its water system up to compliance with the Colora...

CityLab

Jason Plautz

30 April 2019

Westminster, Colorado, United States

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Haunted by a 1962 drought in the town of Westminster, Colorado, the city's planners now incorporate water data in their planning processes to ensure that they never face the same sourcing issues again. By breaking dow...

WEWS-TV

Olivia Fecteau

26 April 2019

Medina, Ohio, United States

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Turning sewage sludge into usable biogas helps make wastewater treatment more efficient. A water treatment plant in the city of Medina, Ohio, produces net energy from sludge. The plant uses anaerobic bacteria and a th...

Next City

James A. Anderson

22 April 2019

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) is a model that charges residents of a given city for the trash they throw away, aiming to spur people to decrease the amount of waste they dispose. Acting like a utility payment, this model ha...

Washington Post

Steven Mufson

19 April 2019

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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Three major US companies are leading the way in developing the technology to extract carbon dioxide from the air: Global Thermostat, Carbon Engineering, and Climeworks. With federal tax credits per ton of carbon dioxi...

The Guardian

Fiona Harvey

10 April 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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As demand soars and climate change routinely throws cities into shortage crises, the availability of clean water is one of the most pressing challenges of the present and near future. Desalination has long been lambas...

Yale E360

Maria Gallucci

4 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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Dozens of states across the US are adopting programs that offer solar power for low-income communities in order to cut down on their utility costs and provide renewable energy that they previously would not have had a...

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