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As climate changes, cities grapple with big rains

Minnesota Public Radio

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While some parts of the United States struggle with drought, others are faced with more water than they know what to do with. Minnesota reconstructs roads and drainage systems in order to be more prepared for the large amounts of rain fall they are now receiving.

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Climate Change brings a new wrinkle to life on Palau's islands: Fear of the sea

Public Radio International (PRI)

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Climate change presents an increasingly threatening change in sea levels to small island communities. Now, there is a bigger push to change Palau's infrastructure to protect citizens.

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Delta Blues, Part 1: The Battle to Keep Ho Chi Minh City Above Water

WWNO

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Geography and climate change challenge the viability of coastal cities in Vietnam. An architect in Ho Chi Minh City designed green roofs to absorb the rainwater which causes floods.

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Delta Blues, Part 3: Better Together

WWNO

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Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.

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Fighting back a rising tide

Politico

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Bangladesh is fighting rising sea levels due to climate change. It's doing so with the help of foreign money and Dutch-inspired engineering.

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How Did the Meadow Vole Cross the Road? Designing travel routes for wildlife

re:form

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As a state with robust populations of wildlife, Montana has had its share of roadkill. Its Department of Transportation developed animal shelving, a type of wildlife crossing, to enable safe passage for small animals who need to cross the road. The measure, combined with other types of crossings,...

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How to Grow More Food with Less Water

Ensia

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Water shortages caused by drought have increased across the globe, and farmers are faced with economic burdens. The U.S. government has developed different sensors for irrigation devices that gauge water demand and help conserve use.

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In Bangladesh, 'Floating Farms' Overcome Monsoon Rains

Voice of America (VOA)

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During rain seasons in Bangladesh, rivers flooded villages and their agriculture so that local economies and food supplies were in jeopardy. A Bangladeshi non-profit Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha introduced small floating farms designed to be run by women. Consequently, the organization has initia...

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In Bangladesh, More Shelter From the Storms

The New York Times

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In a country of limited resources — and perhaps for that very reason — preparing for natural disasters is top of the agenda in Bangladesh. Various grassroots, collaborative programs have been put in place over the years to help address many facets of the calamities caused by cyclones, from improv...

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Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?

High Country News

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Clean water and healthy ecosystems are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks that biomimicry - such as reconstructing wetlands and growing biofilms - can tackle the toughest of water problems.

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