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Madeleine Gregory

23 August 2019

United States

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The company, iFixit, is training college students to repair electronics and then create manuals so that others can do the same. The company has helped students make more than 30,000 guides and reaches 1.5 million user...

The Guardian

Oliver Franklin-Wallis

17 August 2019

England

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After decades of recycling plastic, the world is now coming to terms with the waste industry it has created, and seeking more sustainable models. One promising model is material recovery facilities, like England’s Gre...

NBC News

Linda Givetash

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17 August 2019

Sweden

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All over the world, more than 2 million children and teens are participating in classroom walkouts in an effort to bring attention to the severity of climate change. Called, Fridays for the Future, leaders of the move...

Los Angeles Times

Susan Spillman

19 July 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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For one family, living plastic-free was a lifestyle decision made after they learned more about the harm that plastic waste causes. The Watt family lives as plastic-free as possible – carrying their own utensils, buyi...

Global Ground Media

Daniel Hurst

25 June 2019

Indonesia

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Geoengineering, a term used to cover a broad range of large-scale, drastic measures to combat climate change, has the science and policy communities divided. These measures are currently being explored across the worl...

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Amelia Axelsen

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21 June 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Nature-based solutions to climate change involve strategic use of greenery to staunch the negative impacts of climate change broadly, but these solutions also have been proven to increase jobs and contribute to the ov...

The Guardian

Patrick Barkham

19 June 2019

England

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Across the world, TreeSisters is partnering with local organizations to help reforestation efforts. The nonprofit is centered on bolstering local, community-based, and usually women-led initiatives in countries like K...

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David Soll

13 June 2019

United States

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The rollout of the Green New Deal signals a changing culture and mindset toward climate change. While many past responses have been on the individual level – not using plastic straws or carrying reusable bags when goi...

High Country News

Chris Berdik

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13 May 2019

Forks, Washington, United States

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In an effort to decrease noise pollution in natural spaces across the country, Quiet Parks International is seeking to certify wildlife places that are noise-free. Using data collection, the organization is able to me...

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...

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Chad Reich

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2 May 2019

Appalachia, Ohio, United States

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After the legacy of acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines in Appalachian Ohio, there are several initiatives working to clean up the rivers and streams. Change-agents from universities, local organizations, and...

The Guardian

Paula Hardy

30 April 2019

Venice, Italy

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Sustainable initiatives around Venice, Italy tackle the growing number of tourists flooding into the city each year. From waste management strategies to the implementation of resources to drive tourists to locally own...

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...

Yes! Magazine

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 ...

NBC News

Linda Givetash

27 April 2019

United States

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As climate change intensifies, militaries around the world have start adopting new equipment, practices, and processes. The United States has developed the International Military Council on Climate and Security, inten...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

22 April 2019

Hawaii, United States

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Funded by federal grant money, the state, and the Office of Naval Research, Hawaii County public transit has developed its first hydrogen-powered shuttle bus. What’s been called the “fuel of the future,” hydrogen fuel...

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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Annika McGinnis

22 March 2019

Kisumu, Kisumu County, Kenya

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Families living in the wetlands of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya are working together with a nonprofit called Ecofinder Kenya to protect and conserve the wetlands they live on. The crux of the incentive centers aroun...

The Christian Science Monitor

Daniel Grossman

20 March 2019

Borneo, Indonesia

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The Indonesian government is working with family farmers in Borneo to spread the cultivation of sago crops, which requires the restoration of the country's historic, boggy swamps. This type of agriculture, called palu...

National Geographic

Robert Kunzig

14 March 2019

Hamburg, Germany

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The sustainable city of the future involves public transit and a revitalized downtown - at least, that’s the common thread between what five cities are working towards across the globe. Los Angeles, Atlanta, Shanghai,...

Next City

Valerie Vande Panne

11 March 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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When big box stores shutter, communities can suffer: vacant buildings deter investment and sites can encourage vandalism and other crimes. Because demolishing the stores can prove prohibitively expensive, three cities...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

4 March 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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A community in North Amsterdam tackles the issue of rising water levels head on by building homes that can float. The houses are built to include solar energy grids using blockchain so neighbors can share electricity,...

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Jacques Leslie

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19 February 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

14 February 2019

Coral Gables, Florida, United States

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The Million Orchid Project has been reintroducing native, endangered plants into urban areas. From planting in school yards, to city parks, to the sides of busy roads, the initiative aims to preserve biodiversity by c...

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

11 February 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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“We’re in the midst of one of the largest solar expansions in the country,” says Alys Daly, a spokesperson for Florida Power and Light, the largest utility provider in the state of Florida. This statement represents a...

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