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Jo Mathys

29 June 2021

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

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All people between the ages of 14 and 21 in Washington, D.C., who are placed on probation for criminal convictions get assigned a probation officer, social worker, and a "credible messenger" – a mentor, usually with h...

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Craig Langran

8 June 2021

Bogotá, Colombia

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Most domestic violence telephone helplines offer help to women who have been abused, and counseling programs for men provide their services in prison, once men have committed serious violence. But Línea Calma tries to...

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Katherine Latham

11 May 2021

United Kingdom

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There are several chemical recycling methods being tested throughout the world, including one of the latest ones in the United Kingdom. Mura Technology is building the world’s first commercial-scale plant that can rec...

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Celestina Olulode

11 May 2021

Louisiana, United States

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After oil and gas platforms reach the end of their working lives, some are being turned into artificial reefs that can create new ecosystems in the ocean. Since the 1980s, 550 platforms have been reefed in the Gulf of...

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Veronika Perkova

5 May 2021

Placencia, Belize

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After a hurricane hit the coast of Belize in 2001, it essentially destroyed the coral reefs in Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Lisa Carne wanted to start transplanting coral to regrow the reefs, but it took five yea...

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David Shukman

5 May 2021

Indonesia

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A coral reef in Indonesia has been partially restored due to the collective efforts of conversation groups, nonprofits, and even a pet food company. They laid structures on the seabed to help stimulate reef growth. Be...

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Nick Holland

4 May 2021

Papua New Guinea

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After remote Indigenous communities in Papau New Guinea set aside some of their land as conservation areas, they wanted to know if it was working. With the help from scientists and The Nature Conservancy, they were ab...

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Claire Bates

27 April 2021

Tanzania

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Detection dogs and their handlers can be trained to sniff out any number of problems. In eastern Africa, the Canines for Conservation project has deployed dogs to search for poachers and illegally harvested wildlife p...

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Kagondu David Njagi

27 April 2021

Gazi, Kenya

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A blue carbon credit scheme in Kenya is not only restoring mangrove forests, but it’s also reducing environmental crimes and providing a way for residents to make money. The Mikoko Pamoja carbon project is a partnersh...

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Richard Kenny

20 April 2021

Zambia

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Long distances and lack of transportation present steep obstacles to education, healthcare access, entrepreneurship, and economic mobility in general for Zambians. Onyx Connect is an initiative that provides affordabl...

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Richard Kenny

19 April 2021

Zambia

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Bicycles are improving mobility for Zambians living in rural areas. Access to affordable bicycles has increased their business profits, drastically cut their travel time to school, and improved access to health facili...

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Stephen Staff

13 April 2021

United States

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The American Exchange Project connects high school students from different socio-economic, racial, and regional backgrounds across the U.S, with hopes to become the country’s first domestic exchange program after the ...

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Daniel Gordon

6 April 2021

Java, Indonesia

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As human infrastructure continues to threaten animal habitats, researchers are coming up with ways to use artificial structures as bridges for these creatures to get where they need to go. In Indonesia, irrigation pip...

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Charlotte Horn

23 March 2021

Winterthur, Switzerland

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A warehouse in Switzerland is being transformed into new creative workspaces. The catch: It’s being constructed out of reused building materials. About 70 percent of it is being made from old materials like wood floor...

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Katarina Zimmer

16 March 2021

Costa Rica

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A court in Costa Rica decided that a local municipality was illegally polluting a stream and this ruling set the stage for the country to ensure that a clean and healthy environment is a human right. They ingrained th...

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Julie Ball

9 March 2021

Somalia

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A greenhouse that is cooled by seawater and the wind is allowing farmers in Somaliland to grow crops like tomatoes and vegetables despite extreme heat. By creating an environment that is higher in humidity and cooler ...

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Ben Wyatt

23 February 2021

United States

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To prevent concussions during sports, some conferences are changing rules, while others are turning to technology to create new kinds of helmets and mouth guards that do a better job at protecting the brain. The innov...

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Je Seung Lee

11 February 2021

South Korea

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The largest cinema chain in South Korea is renting screen time and auditorium space to video gamers as a way to supplement business income during the coronavirus pandemic. Though it doesn't generate a comparable amoun...

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Peter Yeung

28 January 2021

Paris, France

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Paris hosts a dozen "repair cafes," which are free, monthly events where residents can fix household objects and electronics with the help and advice of volunteers. The events usually have about 25 attendees who seek ...

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Craig Langran

26 January 2021

United States

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Doctors have created a pressure garment that prevents women from dying from obstetric hemorrhage during childbirth. Modeled after the NASA spacesuit, the product was far from ideal when first envisioned in 1969 and we...

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Isabelle Gerretsen

26 January 2021

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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As oil rigs stop producing fossil fuels and become decommissioned, many are being repurposed into artificial reefs that support populations of marine wildlife with food and shelter. In the United States, more than 500...

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David Silverberg

22 January 2021

United Kingdom

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Quick Response (QR) codes have become a popular way to conduct contactless business, and even contact tracing, during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and retail stores allow customers to order and pay by scannin...

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Mansur Kurugu

21 January 2021

Bardo, Nigeria

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Community workers in a village in Nigeria worked together to buy a car to use as an emergency vehicle for pregnant women who are in labor. The initiative has caught the attention of local government, which prompted th...

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Hope Ngo

12 January 2021

China

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A boom in Chinese bike-share companies sought a technology-driven transport solution for people traveling short distances. While investors were drawn to green transportation solutions, a lack of any regulatory framewo...

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Peter Yeung

7 January 2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Under an innovative scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, indigenous communities are obtaining the legal right to own and manage the forests where they reside. This ownership has shown success in slowing defores...

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