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Adele Peters

11 December 2019

Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico

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3D-printed homes offer a solution to affordable housing in remote and underserved areas. New Story, nonprofit in San Francisco that specializes in 3D printed homes, recently expanded its work to Tabasco, Mexico. After...

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Matt Delucia

26 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Storing solar energy improves the resilience of public transportation systems to disruptions in the energy grid. With the potential of extreme heat or weather conditions to cause issues in the reliability of electrica...

Associated Press

Christopher Weber

20 August 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A bridge is being designed to cross over U.S. 101 so that wildlife in the region will have a safe way to travel. When development, especially freeways, happens, ecosystems are cut off, leaving animals like wildcats, d...

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Patrick Aryee

20 May 2019

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Buildings with permeable surfaces increase energy efficiency, mimicking natural structures. In Harare, Zimbabwe, the Eastgate Centre employs methods borrowed from termite mound construction to efficiently regulate the...

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Sonja Hutson

20 May 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, CA, two men deemed the Pothole Vigilantes have paired up to fix every pothole in the city. Made possible by crowdfunding the venture, the two have now developed public meetups to teach others how to fix po...

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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...

Model D

Patrick Dunn

26 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a lack of new and local talent in the mobility industry, so the Michigan Mobility Institute started the Detroit Mobility Lab to issue Masters degrees in Mobility after a 9-12 month program. The Lab partners w...

The New York Times

JoAnne Klein

31 January 2019

Melbourne, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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A civil engineer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia is converting biosolids, or disinfected leftovers from the water treatment process, into bricks for building. He claims they look...

Sky-Hi News

Pam Boyd

19 January 2019

Colorado, United States

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As Colorado searches for the most effective and efficient de-icer for its winter weather, the state weighs the pros and cons of using agricultural by-products like beet juice and molasses as base ingredients. The ques...

Citizen-Times

Karen Chávez

4 January 2019

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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In North Carolina, a group of planners and conservationists are working to install wildlife corridors along a stretch of I-40, allowing animals like elk and bears to cross safely. The plan has myriad benefits: stoppin...

CityLab

Tracey Lindeman

13 December 2018

Trondheim, Norway

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Powerhouse, a collective of architects, engineers, environmentalists, and designers based in Oslo, reimagines building design to address climate change. Not only are many of their structures energy-neutral, but they a...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

25 September 2018

Japan

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Japan is taking major steps to putting autonomous buses on the roads in rural areas because there is a need for reliable transportation and not enough funding as more young people move to the cities. It has the potent...

Ensia

John Vidal

8 August 2018

Somerset, United Kingdom

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The World Nuclear Association counts 50 nuclear power plants being built, with 150 more in the planning stages. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, nuclear plants on coasts began to be built with contingenci...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

26 July 2018

Haynesville, Alabama, United States

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In the South's rural Black Belt, wastewater management is an issue, but local activists, government officials, and civil engineers are working together to create a new type of sanitation system that works for the geog...

BBC

Elizabeth Davies

Harriet Noble

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2 July 2018

Gaza Strip, Palestine

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To rebuild Gaza, Green Cake manufactures construction blocks out of locally-available ash and rubble. It’s a low-cost and reliable alternative to importing supplies from Israel.

Ensia

Susannah Shmurak

23 May 2018

Clichy-Batignolles, Paris, France

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Setting the bar high for environmental sustainability can encourage innovation and experimentation. Developers of Paris’ new Clichy-Batignolles eco-district are reducing the neighborhood’s carbon footprint in nearly e...

KCET

Raisa Scriabine

16 May 2018

Id Soussane, Morocco

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Two very different part of the world – California’s Central Valley and Western Morocco – are learning to adapt to water shortages. In the Central Valley, finding and treating water in a notoriously drought-ridden stat...

WAMU

Jacob Fenston

Tyrone Turner

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26 March 2018

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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The Anacostia, which has long been one of the most polluted rivers in the country, has been given a new lease on life, thanks to cleanup efforts and a recent sewer upgrade in D.C. Since water quality has improved, the...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

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8 February 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A persistent problem in Massachusetts of trucks going through tunnels or underpasses that are too low for safe clearance has prompted officials to look to Sydney, Australia for a possible solution. Officials in that c...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

10 January 2018

Medellin, Colombia

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In the twentieth-century, Columbia’s city of Medellin was a center for drugs and violence. Then the city developed a cable car system that enabled cheap transportation for people to find employment. The cable car syst...

Pak Voices

Mariyam Suleman

4 January 2018

Gwadar District, Balochistan, Pakistan

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When Gwadar’s dams ran dry in May 2017, the government began trucking in water. But the solution is costly, the water isn’t clean, and the trucking companies protested in November, claiming they weren’t paid on time. ...

Houston Chronicle

Mihir Zaveri

15 December 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

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Following Hurricane Harvey, Houston officials are taking steps to better prepare the city for flooding. Two damns, Addicks and Barker, have long been in need of repairs to increase their capacity and resilience, and a...

Houston Chronicle

Emily Foxhall

14 December 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

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The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey left many Houston residents questioning the efficacy of one of the city’s only protections, the Levee Improvement Districts (LID), responsible for providing flood protection. In neigh...

BBC

Aamir Rafeeq Peerzeda

12 December 2017

Rajasthan, India

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In Rajasthan, India, the Aakar Charitable Trust is building dams in previously drought-ridden areas using traditional practices that use the contours of the land to retain water. These check dams are cost-effective, p...

KNME-PBS

Antonia Gonzales

3 November 2017

Leupp, New Mexico, United States

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In the town of Leupp, a Navajo community, the school and community members are working to educate kids to drink water rather than sugary drinks and sodas. Part of their effort includes increasing availability to water...

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