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Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

12 August 2020

Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India

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As the habitats of wild elephants shrink, conservationists in India are developing safer ways to reduce the number of conflicts between humans and the animal. The Wildlife Research and Conservation Society uses chili ...

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Rebecca Smithers

30 July 2020

England, United Kingdom

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The sales of single-use plastic bags has dropped by more than 95 percent in England’s supermarkets since 2015 when a monetary fee was introduced to encourage shoppers to reduce their plastic waste. Despite this reduct...

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Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

28 May 2020

Khonoma, Nagaland, India

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Despite the lockdown and loss of tourism income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the village of Kohonoma in India has been able to maintain a high level of food security for its people. Because of previous legal changes ...

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Amelia Gentleman

7 May 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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Across England and Wales, over 5,000 individuals experiencing homelessness have found temporary accommodations in hotels. Paid for by the government as part of it’s COVID-19 relief efforts, hotels are working with soc...

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Jon Henley

7 May 2020

Finland

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The Finnish government's experiment with basic income revealed the mental and emotional benefits associated with receiving a small monthly income. The 560-euro amount is not enough to live on but provides a financial ...

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Trang Bui

1 May 2020

Vietnam

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Although Vietnam had a limited ability to treat coronavirus patients due to lack of treatment infrastructures, the country has been able to keep their case count low by implementing aggressive testing, contact tracing...

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Nikhita Chulani

23 April 2020

South Korea

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South Korea took early and aggressive measures to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, and the country has now been able to successfully declare that they've flattened the curve of reported cases. The combined strategy ...

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Justin McCurry

23 April 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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With one of the lowest mortality rates in the world and a rapidly declining rate of new COVID-19 cases, South Korea has emerged as a world leader in containing the pandemic. Many credit widespread testing and contact ...

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Sarah Boseley

17 April 2020

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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In Hong Kong, the government has been able to successfully contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a two-pronged strategy of testing and tracing, in which disease detectives track and monitor the interac...

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Alex Hern

15 April 2020

United Kingdom

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By allowing volunteers to take part in the scientific task of ‘folding proteins’ while they're abiding by lockdown protocols during the coronavirus pandemic, the "world’s fastest traditional supercomputer" has been ac...

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Helena Smith

14 April 2020

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Greece took a proactive approach to contain the coronavirus – screening people as they entered the country even before any confirmed cases had been reported and then quarantining anyone returning from Spain in hotel r...

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Anna Tims

13 April 2020

England

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Across England, businesses are stepping up to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s Glasses Direct, which is gifting 4,000 pairs of glasses to National Health Service workers, and Fully Charged, o...

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Michael Baker

Nick Wilson

10 April 2020

New Zealand

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Adopting vigorous public health interventions early on is key when aiming for elimination over mitigation. In contrast to many countries mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic by “flattening the curve,” New Zealand’s early ...

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Rachel Hall

9 April 2020

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In the UK, universities are playing a role in containing the coronavirus and helping communities cope by creating innovative solutions and using of technology to expand access. From converting shipping containers into...

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Jon Henley

28 March 2020

Italy

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As governments order lockdowns of cities and countries due to coronavirus concerns, many people are at risk for experiencing mental health issues such as loneliness and anxiety. To combat this, people are turning to t...

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Steven Morris

24 March 2020

Chilmark, Wiltshire, England

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Wiltshire villagers are coordinating to each volunteer their specific skill set to help people during the quarantine. A parish councilor divided the village into 18 parts and designated 33 volunteers to each region to...

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Alexis Dudden

Andrew Marks

20 March 2020

South Korea

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As South Korea became aware of the enevetible spread of the coronavirus, the government was able to quickly act due to having an emergency plan in place from battling the SARS epidemic in 2003. This allowed for the te...

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Jennifer Kishan

19 March 2020

Kolkata, India

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As part of the Fix for Life campaign, members of Active Citizens Together for Sustainability (ACTS) have been working with plumbers to install taps on the free water pipes across Kolkata. Without taps, a significant a...

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Kari Paul

18 March 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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A growing online community of scientists is collaborating in the search for solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. The "DIY biohacking" movement is inspiring the creation of faster tests, new methods for making masks ...

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Robert Booth

16 March 2020

United Kingdom

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In the UK, mutual aid groups are popping up to deliver food and medical supplies to those who can't leave their homes as a result of the rapidly spreading COVID-19. Organizers are keeping the efforts local to limit th...

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Jacob Kushner

16 March 2020

Haiti

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Haiti has gone an entire year without any new reported cases of cholera, which is a significant accomplishment for the country that once faced 800,000 cases of the infectious disease. Although it's too soon to declare...

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases

13 March 2020

Kapawi, Ecuador

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The Kara Solar Foundation is looking to connect indigenous communities in Achuar territory in Ecuador to learn about solar power as an alternative to oil. By building solar-powered canoes, they can replace vessels tha...

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Michelle Yun

12 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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Struggling countries look to Taiwan as an example of how to respond to a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. Strategies that Taiwan uses include tracking of mandatory quarantines, border control, and its use of tech...

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Justin McCurry

11 March 2020

Singapore

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As countries around the world work to slow the spread of coronavirus, several places including Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Macau have reported success from a handful of methods. Mass testing is a co...

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Rebecca Smithers

9 March 2020

Longon, United Kingdom

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At Gail’s, a UK bakery chain, its new “Waste Not” line of food repurposes day-old food into new menu items, reducing waste in the process. By reusing resources, as part of the circular economy model, Gail’s minimizes ...

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