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Maria Godoy

10 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Red meat consumption requires a great deal of water and land resources to produce and is even responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gases. To combat this, the Better Buying Lab is experimenting with marketing s...

WHYY

Nina Feldman

6 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Access to green spaces improves the well being of individuals and neighborhoods alike. By turning schoolyards into publicly accessible green spaces, the city of San Francisco’s Shared Schoolyard Program created spaces...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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22 January 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Public libraries are increasingly using their positions as accessible centers for information to address homelessness and mental health issues - in San Francisco, a team of Health and Safety Associates have helped pla...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

20 January 2019

California, United States

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At liberal arts schools, like Scripps College in California, administrators are making the most of lengthy winter breaks by offering optional career development programming for undergraduates. “The question is why hav...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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20 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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While any attempted solution to homelessness is admirable, it’s the ideas that include community that may be the most successful. This is the concept supported by Stephanie Sena, a professor at Villanova who has dedic...

Mongabay

Ethan Bien

10 December 2018

Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico

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Tosepan Titataniske, an indigenous cooperative in Mexico's Sierra Norte mountains, emphasizes local control at the heart of solar programs. Over the last four decades, the organization has incorporated 410 community-l...

The Denver Post

Monte Whaley

8 December 2018

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado an alleged kidnapping was thwarted thanks to an app that acted as a panic button on a teen's cell phone, alerting police to his exact location. It's one of several apps taking hold across the country, incl...

Next City

Melinda Clynes

4 December 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, a new collective is bringing together affordable childcare and co-working in one space. Families purchase memberships priced per household, instead of through the traditional per child model -- parents ben...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

3 December 2018

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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The Currier Museum of Art began offering the "Art of Hope" program to families living with addiction. In group sessions, a docent guides discussion around works of art in the collection and then everyone participates ...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 November 2018

Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

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A school district in North Carolina is at the cutting edge of a new teaching model - to multiply the impact of the most effective teachers and draw them to underserved districts, schools are paying these teachers more...

Marketplace

Caroline Covington

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28 November 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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PTSD impacts more people than just veterans, but not many services are set up for civilians to seek treatment. To widen the scope of treatment, some academic institutions and psychologists that have been trained to wo...

The Guardian

Angelique Chrisafis

23 November 2018

France

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France's postal office is combatting declining letter-writing by using their services to tackle another problem: the increasing number of elderly people living alone. With the new service "Watch Over my Parents," post...

The Colorado Sun

Jesse Paul

23 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The same technology that helps companies like Uber find their customers is now available to public safety agencies to ensure accurate location detection from cell phone calls. Denver is among the first cities to imple...

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Cat Reid

19 November 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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A Kansas City non-profit called Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency aids children, or the "smallest co-victims" as they call them, of crimes and homicides through case management, education, victim advocacy and trau...

FOX31 Denver

Matt Mauro

15 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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Colorado is adapting a military technology to help crews fight wildfires. The Android Team Awareness Kit, or ATAK, was designed to keep Special Forces safe in combat zones by showing pilots their locations, and now fi...

Ensia

Paul McDivitt

1 November 2018

Virginia, United States

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As climate change continues to impact agriculture production and land viability, a new concept known as “sustainable intensification” has entered the conversation as a way to cultivate a relationship between tradition...

National Geographic

Michael Greshko

29 October 2018

Indonesia

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Researchers are using satellite imagery and data to create the first global, high-resolution map of all coral reefs. The project, known as the Allen Coral Atlas, will help provide a baseline for scientists to monitor ...

Appleton Post-Crescent

Jen Zettel

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25 October 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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The murder of a woman in Wisconsin highlights a lethality assessment tool for law enforcement to use that’s designed to help domestic victims and authorities understand how much danger victims might be in and help pol...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

23 October 2018

United States

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5-15 Minutes

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When some veterans conclude their military service, it can be challenging to return to college when they have to start from square one. Twenty-four states have passed laws granting academic credit for military service...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

18 October 2018

United States

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As more states have added computer science courses to required education standards, teachers are taking creative approaches to integrating computer science into traditional subjects such as music and social studies. “...

The New York Times

Heather Murphy

15 October 2018

Lake Worth, Florida, United States

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GEDmatch started as a "casual side project," but investigators have been using the genealogy website to solve murder and sexual assault cases, opening a new set of both opportunity and ethical questions. The site is f...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tom Daykin

12 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee is poised to pass a complete streets policy that would advance current efforts to make the city more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. But even without this policy in place, projects to widen sidewalk and impro...

Gimlet Media

PJ Vogt

11 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The creation of CompStat fostered a huge drop in crime rates in New York City by the 1990s. The idea came from an odd and obsessive transit cop was to track every single crime daily in every precinct and use that data...

CityLab

Jonathan English

10 October 2018

United States

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American cities can find solutions to low transit use by looking to other cities in Europe and Canada where the focus is on robust service and getting people to major transit hubs. These transportation systems use exi...

The New York Times

Melissa Gomez

9 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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As the New York Public Library's career counseling offerings have grown, one of the most popular features has been an interview clothing rental service. Just as they might check out a book for a set period, patrons ca...

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