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Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories about how communities around the world are currently utilizing biogas to not only provide for their energy needs but also improve their local economies. One project, in Rwanda uses biogas created from the school's bathrooms to provide energy for cooking students' food, reducing the school's energy bill by two-thirds.  Alappuzha, a city in India, responded to the existential threat trash posed to its tourist industry by becoming the cleanest city in India, in part through the use of community recycling and regional biogas generators.  Finally, we learn how hog farms in the US are helping Duke University reach its goal of zero emissions, and how University of Notre Dame is using their food scraps to power local homes. 

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Stories In This Collection (5)

Rwanda Eyes Biogas to Help Curb Deforestation

Rwanda Eyes Biogas to Help Curb Deforestation
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Get to know the true world champions in waste sorting

Get to know the true world champions in waste s...
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In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Streamlined Fuel Source

In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Stre...
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University of Notre Dame converts tons of dining hall leftovers into energy

University of Notre Dame converts tons of dinin...
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Turning manure into money

Turning manure into money
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