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Sam Judah

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6 November 2018

Kenya

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Countries across the world are aiming to reduce their plastic waste. African countries, however, are leading the way with a variety of techniques. Kenya in particular has taken one of the most drastic approaches by ha...

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Tricia Taormina

25 October 2018

Nepal

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Health providers are well-positioned to identify and help those who have experienced domestic violence. Nepal is one of several countries training medical workers to identify abused patients and refer them to in-hospi...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

Nicola Kelly

23 October 2018

Bologna, Italy

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A fun app called “Bella Mossa” has incentivized people to ditch their cars in Bologna. The anti-pollution effort gives users credits for biking, walking, and using public transport. Users can then swap their credits f...

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Ammar Ebrahim

23 October 2018

London, England

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Assistive, wearable technology has been developed to send tactile or visual information to the brain in order to address mental or physiological challenges. One company has made a bracelet that can calm or energize a ...

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Rachel Nuwer

16 October 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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In order to increase Zimbabwean’s ability to access mental health care, a psychiatrist trained grandmothers in talk therapy. Working from a “friendship bench,” these new trainees have provided evidence-based, cultural...

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Ammar Ebrahim

10 October 2018

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

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In northern Spain, the Fire Flocks project uses goats to clear vegetation between grassland, bushes and treetops because this can help stop the spread of future wildfires. This depends on shepherds moving herds to key...

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Regan Morris

10 October 2018

California, United States

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"Farm to table" is a well-known saying in the food industry, but "lab to table" is also rapidly joining the rank of commonplace terminology. To both reduce the amount of animals killed and lessen the impact on the env...

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Nick Holland

2 October 2018

Netherlands

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Many people simply throw away broken items or let them sit, unused in their house due to sentimental value. Around the world, Repair Cafés and similar gatherings bring volunteers together to fix these items, which hel...

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Rachel Nuwer

27 September 2018

Zimbabwe

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Akashinga translates to "the Brave Ones," and is the name given to an all women anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe. Although not the first anti-poaching group lead by women, it is the first armed unit. However, since it's...

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Nick Holland

25 September 2018

London, United Kingdom

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A Tovertafel, or “Magic Table” in Dutch, uses a projector and sensors to create interactive games for people with dementia. From catching fish and popping bubbles to assembling puzzles, the games reduce apathy, improv...

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Mike Wendling

21 September 2018

United Kingdom

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People trying to lose weight often turn to social media for motivation, but these sites are just as likely to discourage and mislead as educate and inspire. The better choice is to talk to a doctor or other qualified ...

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Tim Harford

27 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Technology has made it easier to fact-check speeches and interviews in real time. The organization Fullfact has made software that processes dialogue looking for claims and highlights whether those claims match verifi...

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Pallab Ghosh

27 August 2018

Yemen

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Cholera cases are dramatically reduced in areas that use the technology to predict where cholera cases are most likely to occur by monitoring rainfall. Health workers use this information to head off the disease and a...

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Roland Pease

26 August 2018

Queensland, Australia

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The Cavendish banana is the preferred banana worldwide thanks to its size and being seedless. It's this latter trait, however, that has made it susceptible to disease. Currently under attack by a deadly fungus, one sc...

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Douglas Fraser

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22 August 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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With tourism on the rise, city governments should prioritize the needs of residents first then those of visitors, says Xavier Font, professor of sustainability marketing at the University of Surrey. Two strategies to ...

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Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

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20 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Inventors have come up with energy-efficient refrigeration options. A fridge uses water and ice to protect vaccines in places with irregular access to electricity. An engine that runs on liquid nitrogen reduces fossil...

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Nicola Kelly

Harriet Noble

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14 August 2018

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy

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To bring more people to almost-deserted Italian towns, town leaders are attempting to grow the “albergo diffuso” model, which roughly translates to “scattered homes.” Many Italian towns have land as well as the desire...

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Harriet Noble

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13 August 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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Waste has value, says Bilikiss Abiola, founder of Wecyclers. Her team travels through the slums in Lagos on bicycles, paying families cash in exchange for their recyclable trash. The business has made the city cleaner...

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Harriet Noble

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7 August 2018

London, England

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Through changes in daily routines or the structure of choices, ‘nudge’ theory can move people towards acting in ways that are beneficial to themselves and others. In this instance, a nine-year old girl’s voice present...

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Dougal Shaw

7 August 2018

Oxford, United Kingdom

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A project in Oxford gives homeless individuals QR codes that passersby can scan with their phones. The QR code links to information about the homeless person and facilitates electronic donations. A case worker co-mana...

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Sam Judah

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2 August 2018

Kolkata, India

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‘Quack” doctors—people illegally seeing and treating patients without a license—is a common sight in rural India. A new program seeks to train, rather than eliminate, these “doctors” and use them to expand the reach o...

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Sam Judah

Harriet Noble

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30 July 2018

West Bengal, India

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A 9-month course is giving India’s rural healthcare workers their first formal education in medicine. The program doesn’t solve the problem of underqualified people casting themselves as doctors. However, it has helpe...

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Richard Kenny

Ammar Ebrahim

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24 July 2018

United States

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As wildfires have become increasingly more pronounced due to climate change which primes areas to burn, lands and communities are being destroyed all over the world. To have a chance for survival, projects throughout ...

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Josie Golding

23 July 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola is a highly contagious deadly disease that can wipe out dozens of people in a community if it goes untreated or undetected. However, there is now a vaccine that can be given to anyone who may have come into cont...

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Dougal Shaw

20 July 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Is no one listening to your public service announcement? Try having a child read it. At the Victoria metro station in London, escalator injuries have fallen by nearly two-thirds since the station began running announc...

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