NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 69 results for:

Manufacturing ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

Wall Street Journal

Sarah McFarlane

6 February 2021

Scotland

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Hywind Scotland is the world's first commercial wind farm using floating wind turbines to generate power for about 36,000 homes a year. This approach — which is being seriously looked at by several countries seeking t...

Grist

Maria Gallucci

3 February 2021

Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Boston Metal is transforming how steel is made by replacing coal with electrons. Instead of using the fossil fuel in furnaces to melt iron ores, the Massachusetts-based company uses electric currents to heat the ore, ...

The Guardian

Damian Carrington

19 January 2021

Israel

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Batteries that can be fully charged in five minutes have been created for the first time, allowing electric cars to recharge faster. The Israeli company StoreDot produced 1,000 of these new lithium-ion batteries, whic...

CityLab

David Zipper

6 January 2021

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

American cars made since the early 1980s have carried ratings from the federal New Car Assessment Program, showing how risky they are to human life in a crash. NCAP ratings motivated a host of safety enhancements by m...

Christian Science Monitor

Lindsey McGinnis

9 November 2020

London, United Kingdom

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Tyre Collective, a project by four recent graduate students in London, is seeking to capture vehicle tire pollution, the microplastics that go into the air from the friction of tires. They have been developing a d...

Citizen TV Kenya

Yvonne Okwara-Matole

28 September 2020

Kenya

Video

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Gjenge Makers Ltd is an alternative building product manufacturing company that creates products – such as pavers and blocks – out of recycled plastics. Founded by four Kenyan engineers, the team began by studying the...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ellen Coulter

10 April 2020

Tasmania, Australia

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

To replace lost business and keep their employees on staff, Tasmanian businesses quickly diversified into new product lines to meet COVID-19-related demand. A camera accessories firm that saw nearly all of its sales t...

Knox Pages

Cheryl Splain

8 April 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Early and rapid collaboration to create new supply chains improves emergency response times. In Knox County, Ohio, manufacturers began working with the Knox Community Hospital to mobilize 3-D printers and offer a shor...

Los Angeles Times

Deborah Vankin

7 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

By running a network of 3-D printers, universities like USC and UCLA Extension, as well as volunteer firms and nonprofits mobilize their resources to create backup masks. The masks are more effective than basic dispos...

NPR

Greg Rosalsky

7 April 2020

Berlin, Germany

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

“Kurzarbeit” is a German governmental program that helps preserve jobs in an economic crisis. A company can reduce the hours of workers and the government will help pay them, which preserves the important specialized ...

Manchester Ink Link

Meghan Pierce

1 April 2020

New Hampshire, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Makerspaces, collaborative community-operated workspaces, across New Hampshire have started using 3D printers to make masks for healthcare workers. Using mostly donated supplies, members printed and assembled protecti...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

27 March 2020

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Across the country, 3D manufacturers sprang into action in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to create a medical supply chain to fill gaps in hospitals' access to needed products like face shields and nasal swab...

Oregon Business Magazine

Britany Robinson

23 March 2020

West Linn, Oregon, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After a paper mill in Oregon closed abruptly, a venture capitalist swooped in, bought the place, and reopened it as the first paper mill in the United States to produce paper using wheat pulp. Through a partnership be...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

23 December 2019

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Northeast Ohio, manufacturing companies are partnering with local schools to address a workforce shortage by appealing to future workers at a younger age. By participating in a Certified Production Technician progr...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nita Bhalla

13 December 2019

Gilgil, Kenya

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Repurposing plastic waste into construction materials reduces pollution and lessens the carbon footprint of construction. Eco Blocks and Tiles, an environmentally-savvy company based in Gigil, Kenya, manufactures roof...

The Guardian

Holly Dicker

14 August 2019

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Abandoned buildings can become spaces for economic innovation and experimentation. An abandoned resort spa in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, now houses BlueCity, an ecosystem of sustainable enterprises. The initiative al...

The New York Times

Anemona Hartocollis

27 July 2019

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The recycling economy is helping Ivory Coast overcome a building shortage and create jobs. The Fighting Women, a community organization in Abidjan, collect plastic waste to resell to manufacturers. In partnership with...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

16 April 2019

El Salvador

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Giving guns a nonviolent afterlife can also increase economic opportunity for struggling communities. In El Salvador, IM Swedish Development Partner, a nongovernmental organization, is addressing the issue of guns and...

FastCompany

Ruth Reader

14 March 2019

New York, New York, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Manufacturing takes on a whole new meaning as urban companies shift from tough industrial worksites to clean, friendly buildings with well-paid positions. One such site, piloted in Brooklyn's Navy Yard, aims to humani...

Next City

Larisa Ortiz

1 March 2019

Corning, New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A planning expert dives into responses from cities around the country to the infrastructural red tape faced by many brick-and-mortar retail businesses in the wake of an ecommerce boom. In Corning, NY, city officials c...

Forbes

Amy Feldman

26 February 2019

Planegg, Germany

Multi-Media

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Bringing in bio-manufactured materials can make existing commercial supply chains more sustainable. The German company AMSilk has created a plastic-free alternative to synthetic and farmed silk. By growing biodegradab...

The Gazette

Molly Duffy

22 February 2019

Pella, Iowa, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In rural Iowa, employers are partnering with child-care providers to fill gaps for working parents. Take Vermeer, a manufacturing company out of Pella, Iowa. Vermeer recently purchased an old barn near its headquarter...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

24 January 2019

Thessaloniki, Greece

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
3
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Diverting trash from the landfill and into productive use is one way to help close the loop on consumer waste. In the Greek city of Thessaloniki, the Zero Waste Lab is turning plastic waste into new furniture for publ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

12 December 2018

Vallejo, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Development companies like FactoryOS have turned to industrial manufacturing and 3D printing in an attempt to hasten development timelines and reduce city and civilian costs. Construction crews build entire apartment ...

The New York Times

Stanley Reed

2 December 2018

Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Solidia, a cement and concrete technology company, is changing the chemistry of how cement is created that could make the building material cheaper and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Cement plants create more carbon...

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang