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Solutions Journalism Network

Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories that explore how different areas around the world are harnessing the power of water in order to provide electricity and lower their environmental impact. In Colorado people are making small installations of dams that barely affect the flow of water and movement of animals. Australia is creating massive buoys that generate power for nearby communities and NASA is working hard to spring wind and tidal energy into the future through advancements in technology. In the Philippines, a traditional boat has been updated receive its power from waves. Lastly, in Ireland they have created underwater kites that magnify the power coming from the waves, providing a renewable source of energy even in areas that do not have high wave activity. 

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Stories In This Collection (5)

A revolution in hydropower makes waves in rural Colorado

A revolution in hydropower makes waves in rural...
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Catching Waves and Turning Them Into Electricity

Catching Waves and Turning Them Into Electricity
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Making Energy with Waves and NASA

Making Energy with Waves and NASA
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The Power of a Calm Sea

The Power of a Calm Sea
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The revolutionary boat powered by the ocean

The revolutionary boat powered by the ocean
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