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Ensia

Alessandra Bergamin

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9 January 2020

Pisco, Peru

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Microjustice4All, an international legal empowerment organization, provides people in vulnerable communities with legal aid, especially after environmental crises. Another global organization, Namati, trains local par...

WBEZ

Monica Eng

7 December 2019

Gary, Indiana, United States

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Chicago has thousands of miles of lead pipes supplying water to homes and business, and they all need to be replaced because of the risk of contaminatng drinking water. Although this task is difficult, three other cit...

National Geographic

Marc Gunther

5 December 2019

Rwanda

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Stanford University graduate Gayatri Datar founded a nonprofit called EarthEnable that aims to rid the world of dirt floors. EarthEnable sells an earthen floor covered with an environmentally friendly varnish at a cos...

Making Contact

Bobbi Murray

6 November 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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The Central Valley of California has an air pollution problem, so community groups are joining forces under the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition to work together towards change. Although progress is slow, the grou...

Washington Post

Steven Mufson

16 October 2019

Doha, Qatar

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In Qatar, where temperatures have reached unbearably high degrees, an engineering professor at Qatar University has designed a way to provide air conditioning to the outdoors. Although the method is arguably not a sol...

Dayton Daily News

Will Garbe

13 October 2019

Minnesota, United States

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Ohio’s drinking water has tested positive for PFAS chemicals, so state officials are looking at what has worked in other states to fund the process of restoring a clean drinking water supply. In Michigan, this looks l...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Marian Faa

27 September 2019

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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To prevent the spread of dengue fever, scientists in Queensland partnered with local school children, community groups and businesses to breed and release Wolbachia bacterium. This approach which saw a "93 percent dec...

BBC

Christine Ro

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26 September 2019

Bhutan

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Bhutan has committed to eliminating malaria from the country, as in on track to do so thanks in part to the Bhutanese government's consistent persistence to raise public awareness. Arming citizens with mosquito nets, ...

Grady Newsource

Talley Davidson

24 September 2019

Athens, Georgia, United States

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A coffee shop near the University of Georgia has joined the trend of eliminating straws from their beverages in an attempt to play their role in helping the environment. To address the criticism that this could negait...

Forbes

Christine Ro

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3 September 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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As temperatures across the world increase, many low-income areas are being hit the hardest without anywhere to turn. In South Africa, spray parks are becoming more popular as a solution, providing an inclusive place f...

Global Ground Media

Viola Gaskell

30 August 2019

Beijing, China

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Air pollution plagues much of Asia, but a handful of countries are putting energy and resources towards lessening the rising health concerns that come from breathing unclean air. From leveraging technology to create c...

The Daily Climate

Laurie Mazur

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29 August 2019

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Adapting to climate change takes planning and partnerships. In Missoula, Montana, partnerships with nonprofits like Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) and Climate Smart Missoula reinforce the city’s climate planning. TEX c...

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...

KPHO-TV

Kristine Harrington

16 August 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Because of a collaborative effort between a high school cross country team and Chispa, an environmental advocacy group, Arizona’s Phoenix Union High School District has bought its first electric school bus. While near...

High Country News

Krista Langlois

9 August 2019

Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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Scientists in southeast America are trying to rebuild the natural biocrusts that existed centuries ago. The biocrusts, which are concentrations of cyanobacteria, moss, and lichens, are a crucial part of ecosystems in ...

Albuquerque Journal

Rick Nathanson

9 August 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Bernalillo County in New Mexico has implemented a new project that maps where needles are being found by community members. The approach not only keeps the streets safer for all, but also allows the county to map dens...

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Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

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29 July 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Grassroots organization can generate change in carbon emissions practices at the community level. In Phoenix, the Chispa nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social justice, is working to get schools...

Next City

Barbara Brown Wilson

8 July 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In many low-income neighborhoods, new green infrastructure elements and green spaces signal the beginnings of gentrification. A coalition in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon is draw...

Spectrum News 1 SoCal

JD Carrere

17 June 2019

Van Nuys, California, United States

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In Southern California, trash often litters the streets in many of the areas where homelessness is abundant, but one homeless man in Van Nuys decided to change that. Launching an initiative known as Clean Streets Clea...

CTV News Ottawa

Joanne Schnurr

4 June 2019

Kingston, Canada

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In order to address a tick problem in Canada, one city piloted a garlic repellent at a dog park to help both humans and animals. Although it does not eliminate ticks entirely, after a year of spraying this repellent i...

KQED

Lauren Sommer

3 June 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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In the Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood of California, one neighborhood was designed and built to protect homes from wildfires. Included in the design was certain regulations, like regulating weeds, brush, and mulch, and ...

Al Jazeera

Tania Rashid

Habib Battah

28 May 2019

Bangladesh

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With the aftermath of conflict often focused on humanitarian crisis, international and local actors are also working to restore damage done to ecosystems. From Rohingya refugees volunteering to make sure endangered el...

Time

Suyin Hayes

16 May 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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Climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, has sparked global action. The 16-year-old has started marches totalling over 1.5 million people, continuous protests and strikes, and spoken to world leaders at events such as...

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...

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Nick Dall

7 May 2019

Kerala, India

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Following a disastrous flood to Kerala, India, the Rotary Club of Greater Cochin installed a new water tap technology to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. The Intewa AQUALOOP Tap works without electricity to f...

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