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Gastropod

Nicola Twilley

Cynthia Graber

Geoff Manaugh

22 June 2021

Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

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Off the coast of Australia, the energy company Chevron is experimenting with new quarantine management techniques to ensure that any plants and pests don’t hitchhike to new places, which can devastate the global food ...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

1 September 2020

Australia

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Stranded overseas for more than half a year by border closings because of the pandemic, Australians flocked to a new mapping tool that tells the story of their plight. Remove the Cap website attracted more than 600 us...

The Guardian

Philip Oltermann

30 August 2020

Germany

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Five years after Germany sparked controversy with a welcoming message to the flood of refugees applying for asylum, more than half of those 1.7 million refugees have work and pay taxes, their youth show strong signs o...

The Local

Daniel Wighton

12 June 2020

Switzerland

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Switzerland avoids a total shutdown of borders in order to keep its healthcare system functioning during the covid-19 health crisis. Healthcare workers are vital to border cities such as Geneva, which relies on cross-...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Klaus Sieg

28 February 2020

Hamburg, Germany

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The Center of Competence on the Origin of Timber in Germany is using innovative methods to help determine timber products’ origins in order to stop illegal wood trading. Scientists can identify wood’s anatomical featu...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

20 August 2019

New York, United States

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Connecting children with volunteer lawyers can greatly assist immigration cases. Nonprofits like the Safe Passage Project and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) work to provide children, often separated from their familie...

The New York Times

Mazin Sidahmed

13 August 2019

New York, United States

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With the help of legal counsel, immigrants facing deportation are more likely to win their cases and keep their families together. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project is one of several organizations in New Yor...

Rewire

Ari Honarvar

2 August 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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One way that any ordinary citizen can lend a hand to the plight of those caught in the American immigration system is by being a court observer: someone who sits in immigration court and takes notes by hand. Several o...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

19 July 2019

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Art therapy allows minors in detention to cope with stress and trauma. In “Uncaged Art: Tronillo Children’s Detention Camp,” an art exhibition housed at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the Unive...

Pacific Standard

Amelia Urry

10 June 2019

Nogales, Mexico

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For many people who were deported to Mexico after decades living in the United States, the city of Nogales provides a renewed sense of community. The city is home to the Centro de Sueños rehabilitation center, or Drea...

BBC

Molly Kendrick

17 April 2019

United States

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Across the globe, governments are spending money on research that could allow artificial intelligence, or AI, to expedite and improve the screening and security processes at passport control. As international travel c...

Reuters

Yeganeh Torbati

28 November 2018

Derby Line, Vermont, United States

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Iranian families are sidestepping the U.S. Muslim ban inside a library. The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is located in both Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec. Dozens of Iranian families have briefly r...

Law at the Margins

Carla Pineda

6 November 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Grassroots organizers use mobile technology to spread information and resources to underserved immigrant communities. Groups like the Haitian Bridge Alliance and UndocuBlack mobilize legal and social resources for imm...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

30 October 2018

United States

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Services like Boundless and Borderwise are helping immigrants navigate what is often a confusing and complicated process: applying for greencards. About 7,000 people a month use Boundless and so far they’ve had a 100 ...

The Washington Post

Marrisa J. Lang

Arelis R. Hernández

11 September 2018

United States

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Immigrant Families Together is a coalition of volunteers trying reunify parents and children that were separated due to the Donald Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy. They are paying for bonds, releasing i...

70 Million

Jesse Alejandro Cottrell

26 August 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Pima County, Arizona, eased its jail overcrowding with reforms that reduced the jail population by 400 people. Its Community Collaborative put key players from the criminal justice system, plus formerly incarcerated p...

Yes! Magazine

Liz Brazile

20 August 2018

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

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Over 20 U.S. cities have passed municipal I.D. laws, which provide a form of identification to undocumented immigrants. “Municipal IDs are one of the most effective measures that cities can implement to protect and em...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 August 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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A human rights center is working with government agencies to identify the remains of people who died crossing the U.S. border. The partnership is helping the families of the dead find out what happened to their loved ...

Buzzfeed

Hamed Aleaziz

9 August 2018

O'Neill, Nebraska, United States

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Teachers, neighbors, and administrators came together to support children of immigrant parents during a raid. They converted an elementary school that was closed during the summer break, made sandwiches, brought toy...

The Express Tribune

Bilal Hussain

24 July 2018

Karachi, Pakistan

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Product-based free trade agreements allow countries to exchange specific goods without tariffs and taxes. The approach is growing. Pakistan and Kenya are negotiating an agreement to exchange tea and rice. Iran, Russia...

NationSwell

Sean Ryon

18 July 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Humane Borders trying to take death out of the immigration equation by providing water stations on private land along the U.S. border. The faith-based organization is also collaborating with Border Patrol agents to he...

NationSwell

Sean Ryon

11 July 2018

Escondido, California, United States

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Without water, a person in the desert along the U.S. border dies in a day or two. Dismayed by rising deaths in the 1990s, John Hunter founded Water Station. The nonprofit now operates approximately 150 water stations ...

The New York Times Magazine

Joel Lovell

2 July 2018

United States

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The ACLU has unrolled a new operation to counter human rights abuses under the current administration. They’ve hired more lawyers, taken 170 “Trump-related legal actions, and filed 83 lawsuits against the Trump admini...

The New York Times

Miriam Jordan

11 June 2018

Morristown, Tennessee, United States

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After a raid in a Tennessee plant resulted in 97 immigrants being detained, and 130 American-born children affected, a town came together to help their immigrant neighbors. A church was converted into a crisis respon...

Pacific Standard

Katherine Laidlaw

5 June 2018

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Differing laws, policing, and management across borders has made it difficult to combat the huge industry that is Wildlife Crime, but a new approach in Canada is showing the way for some common ground. By collaboratin...

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