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28 May 2018
Boise, Idaho, United States
A diversity and inclusion task force in the Bureau of Land Management is working to change a culture that makes it hard for women to stay in fire-fighting professions. Through creating room for conversation, hosting f...
23 October 2018
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A new approach to growing maize has been discovered by scientists in Australia and it is proving to have the potential to help alleviate food insecurity. By targeting a specific enzyme in the crop, and then boosting ...
8 September 2020
Harnessing body heat provides energy-saving heating to commercial and residential buildings. The Stockholm Central station in Sweden and the Mall of America in Minnesota both capture body warmth to provide some of the...
4 December 2020
In Paris, about 7,500 buildings are heated using geothermal energy, a cost-saving and carbon neutral energy source. Water is drawn from deep below ground at a central location and heated by the earth, and then sent vi...
10 March 2017
Businesses across India are using a practice called solar air heating to produce electricity and energy more efficiently. The process – which uses black, rooftop surfaces to capture heat under a glass panel that’s the...
12 September 2019
Portland, Oregon, United States
Researchers are using citizen science volunteers to more accurately identify hot spots in cities, where some temperatures are significantly higher than their surrounding areas. The data has also shown that there is a ...
23 March 2018
Ndiayene Pendao, Senegal
After many years of attempts, scientists have discovered how to create a heat tolerant wheat that has the potential of impacting the growing concerns around food insecurity. Tested in sub-Saharan temperatures in Seneg...
21 September 2018
In Sweden, waste is not just waste, or so the country explains with a total of 34 waste-to-energy power plants that turn garbage into electricity. With an already staggering low percentage of waste ending up in landfi...
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1 December 2020
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Over 3000 Words
With rising temperatures occurring all over the world, cities are implementing plans to combat heat waves and protect its residents. The city of Ahmedabad in India has been a model for heat resiliency after it created...
21 July 2018
McGregor, Texas, United States
American cows are not typically made to withstand the warmer summers occurring across the United States. To combat the negative side effect of a decrease in milk production, farmers are trying solutions such as using ...
25 February 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Police departments across the United States are implementing strategies and reforms in response to the growing number of unsolved criminal cases. With cold cases often linked to declined trust in police and the underm...
29 August 2019
Missoula, Montana, United States
Adapting to climate change takes planning and partnerships. In Missoula, Montana, partnerships with nonprofits like Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) and Climate Smart Missoula reinforce the city’s climate planning. TEX c...
16 September 2019
Yogaville, Virginia, United States
Horse stables in Yogaville – a spiritual center in Virginia – were overheating in the summer months but have found relief through the implementation of solar panels. By installing the panels on the roof of the stables...
16 October 2019
Over 3000 Words
In Qatar, where temperatures have reached unbearably high degrees, an engineering professor at Qatar University has designed a way to provide air conditioning to the outdoors. Although the method is arguably not a sol...
4 November 2019
Chagrined by its lack of planning that contributed to many deaths in a 2003 heat wave, France developed a coordinated national response that in 2019 cut the death toll by 90% despite even higher temperatures. By payin...
25 May 2021
Seattle, Washington, United States
The app Too Good to Go helps restaurants and other shops prevent food waste by selling their extra food to people for a cheaper price. So far, more than 700,000 people in the United States have downloaded the app and ...
31 May 2016
Morris, Minnesota, United States
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center are looking for ways to make producing dairy milk less energy intensive - something consumers are increasingly demanding. They hav...
2 June 2018
New Delhi, India
Under 800 Words
Extreme heat waves in India that have previously caused thousands of deaths every year are being combatted with simple public health initiatives. These impactful actions include opening up the gates to city parks so t...
20 July 2018
Dallas, Texas, United States
Under 800 Words
Trees are an effective bulwark against summer heat, providing shade and cooling the air as water evaporates from leaves. A collaborative project mapped heat and other considerations in Dallas and picked the neighborho...
17 May 2017
Sedenak, Johor, Malaysia
A collaborative effort among the United Nations' District Energy in Cities Initiative, the Malaysian government, and various private partners has raised awareness and facilitated planning in Malaysia's rapidly develop...
15 May 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
To combat the effects of rising temperatures due to climate change, Los Angeles piloted an experiment called “cool pavements,” where they coat streets with a light-colored sealant to reflect heat. Researchers are stud...
4 July 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom
With a single tap, public health workers in Leeds can use a mobile app to record signs of loneliness in the city. Their observations generate a heat map of social isolation, which then guides community outreach effort...
9 December 2014
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Over 3000 Words
Although residents turn up their air conditioners, Louisville heat is increasing the city’s death rate by 39 people every year. The city mayor launched a tree commission for planting more trees and since 2011 has plan...
Government Technology (GovTech)
1 July 2016
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Twenty-first century cities face the factors of climate change with intensity as urban heating threatens human and the earth’s health. The University of Notre Dame has conducted research on green and cool roofing proj...
29 January 2021
Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States
Over 3000 Words
A collaborative experiment between Indigenous community activists, tribal officials, loggers, nonprofits, and the U.S. Forest Service is delivering firewood to residents who need it for heating and cooking. The progra...
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