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KSTU-TV

Sydney Glenn

21 June 2021

Utah, United States

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Localscapes is a program in Utah promoting more water-efficient landscaping. The program includes state-based horticulturists, landscape professionals, and water experts who help interested people make the most sustai...

Broadview Magazine

Alanna Mitchell

18 May 2021

Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada

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A hit TV show in the 1970s and ‘80s called The Beachcombers brought the town of Gibsons and its logging practices into homes across Canada. After years of pollution and land degradation, it became one of the first tow...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

17 May 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco-based New Resource Bank was launched with environmental sustainability lending as its niche. But it pursued easier profits for a time, risking its survival and mission until a new CEO turned its fortunes...

Bloomberg CityLab

Marianne Dhenin

4 May 2021

Jinja City, Uganda

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Solar-powered street lights have replaced the shoddy conventional lighting in Jinja City, Uganda. Solar-powered panels and batteries power lighting that is not only cheaper but is also more reliable and has resulted i...

MIT Technology Review

Lisa Song

James Temple

29 April 2021

California, United States

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A decade after California established its forest offset program as a way to incentivize saving trees to store carbon, a new analysis shows that it might not be working. Loopholes in the program allow for people to cla...

El Colectivo 506

Mayela Lopez

16 April 2021

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Sustainable rural tourism on the Osa Peninsula has been combined with economic prosperity in a campaign known as Caminos de Osa. A mentorship program matches experts with local entrepreneurs to successfully set up tra...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

10 April 2021

John Day, Oregon, United States

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Loggers and environmentalists aren’t always known for getting along, but the collaboration between these two groups in Oregon may have saved a town from going under. By creating a dialogue together and working to unde...

El Colectivo 506

Thomas Enderlin

9 April 2021

Costa Rica

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A coast-to-coast hiking trail in Costa Rica is giving the rural economy a boost. Camino de Costa Rica is the brainchild of a cooperative effort between small businesses, nonprofits, and schools to support the rural to...

Tygodnik Powszechny

Krzysztof Story

8 April 2021

Poland

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Scientists, NGOs, conservationists, and the government worked together to bring the Polish wolf back from the brink of extinction. Methods like GPS tracking and genetic sampling have helped politicians made decisions ...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Ku'u Kauanoe

4 April 2021

Oahu, Hawaii, United States

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Coconuts are making a comeback in Hawaii through the Uluniu Project, which will be distributing more than 400 seedlings in Oahu. The once-native tree provided a nutritious and staple food source as well as sustainable...

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Jared Brey

23 March 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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City-supported housing projects must adhere to a stricter “Zero Net Carbon” standard in Boston in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. All new buildings that meet the green requirements also qualify for rebates and incen...

Yes! Magazine

Marianne Dhenin

22 March 2021

Berlin, Germany

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Bicycle education programs around the world are helping those who want to become cyclists overcome that fear while also addressing problems in their communities—from pollution to racial injustice. #BIKEYGEES in Berlin...

The Guardian

Steve Rose

20 March 2021

s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

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A Dutch group of engineers known as the Weather Makers has an ambitious plan to regreen the Sinai Peninsula — the stretch of desert connecting Egypt to the rest of Asia. Their efforts would restore forests, wetlands, ...

Ensia

Ambika Chawla

19 March 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Platte Farm Open Space used to be a garbage dumping ground in Denver, but it’s now an urban green space thanks to the efforts from community members, organizations, and the government. This community-led project was a...

The Philippine Star

Gaea Katreena Cabico

9 March 2021

Baras, Rizal, Philippines

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The government of the Philippines is working with the Masungi Georeserve Foundation to restore wildlife and forests in a 2,700 hectares area of degraded land. They use a technique that focuses on the nurturing of nati...

Capital Daily

Jimmy Thomson

27 February 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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An alternative to demolition - deconstruction - is the disassembly of old houses to reuse wood for new construction. “Old-growth lumber from big old trees” can be reused, diverting tons of material from landfills. The...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

22 February 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Agape Village, located on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, is a housing community helping people in a state of homelessness get back on their feet. Although the cabins on the property lack plumbing and electricity, ...

Climate Tracker

Vaishnavi Rathore

19 February 2021

India

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Fly ash bricks help reduce construction waste by utilizing the powdery by-product of burning coal. They are a green replacement for red clay bricks, which contribute to 5-15% of India’s emissions. They also utilize wa...

From a Climate Correspondent

Hartatik

16 February 2021

Patemon, Java, Indonesia

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Indonesian villagers were experiencing water shortages as natural springs started to dry up in part due to climate change, so they installed infiltration wells to collect and absorb rainwater. Not everyone, at first, ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Oliver Gordon

12 February 2021

Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Wales’ One Planet Development Policy allows people to live a more sustainable lifestyle by using only the resources on the land where they reside. For one family, they get their electricity from their own solar array,...

Mongabay

Peter Yeung

11 February 2021

Brazil

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The National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado coalition of Indigenous peoples and organizational partners is fighting political challenges to preserve the region’s native vegetation and biodiversity. The Cerrado is ...

Yes! Magazine

Iris M. Crawford

10 February 2021

Georgia, United States

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Two climate coalitions led by BIPOC have strengthened their communities by empowering diverse stakeholders to address social inequities. The coalitions are engaging and centering the voices of Black, Indigenous and pe...

The Huffington Post

Kyla Mandel

5 February 2021

England, United Kingdom

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As governments and businesses make pledges to cut their carbon emissions, planting tress has become a popular solution to combat the effects of climate change. But tree-planting schemes take time and proper management...

Gimlet Media

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Alex Blumberg

4 February 2021

Yurok Reservation, California, United States

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The Yurok Tribe is tackling climate change through the use of a carbon-offset program, sustainable forestry principles, watershed and river recovery methods, and even beaver restoration practices. Over the years, the ...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

1 February 2021

Wales

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A housing initiative in Wales is combining affordable housing with ecological sustainability. The One Planet Development policy (OPD) gives residents an exemption to stringent countryside planning laws if they commit ...

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