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Neil Richards

29 January 2021

South Korea

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Having learned from a failed response to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), the South Korea government and health officials enacted a proactive and effective strategy to contain the spread of 'Covid-...

WCHS-TV

Jenifer McAndrews

28 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

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West Virginia relied on strategic partnerships, collaboration, and efficient use of medicine to successfully outpace every other state in the U.S. in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Rather than turning to nationally-ru...

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Michele Bigley

27 January 2021

Kauai, Hawaii, United States

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Hawaii’s North Shore has implemented a plan to embrace a model of tourism that would respect the land, minimize any damage, and create a better community for native residents. Regenerative tourism helped stabilize a f...

KXAN-TV

Arezow Doost

24 January 2021

Waco, Texas, United States

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A handful of schools across Texas are implementing a telehealth program known as SchoolMed Virtual Care for Families to better serve their student body. The program pairs a virtual doctor with the school's in-person n...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Ashley Westerman

22 January 2021

Tahiti, French Polynesia

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A rapidly changing climate is shaking up how French Polynesian pearl farmers are doing business. Kamoka Pearl Farm is incorporating more sustainable practices like using its own oysters to create the nuclei that form ...

Al Jazeera

Bilal Kuchay

22 January 2021

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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More than 160 children from near the Singhu border in northern India attend Sanjhi Sathh, a makeshift school run by farmers. The school is open on weekdays from 11:30am to 2pm, and helps children keep up with their sc...

The Washington Post

Gabriel Popkin

Gabriella Demczuk

22 January 2021

Rock Hall, Maryland, United States

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Maryland farmer Trey Hill became the first seller in a tech startup’s carbon marketplace, paying him $115,000 for initiating regenerative farming practices. By introducing cover crops, he has been able to sequester ab...

FreshWater Cleveland

Cindy Hill

21 January 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic impeded how home care professionals could perform their jobs, many organizations had to adapt to new protocols. In Ohio, the Visiting Nurses Association pivoted to create a COVID-19 “SWAT...

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Manola Secaira

21 January 2021

Taholah, Washington, United States

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In Washington state, the Quinault Indian Nation has taken an aggressive and proactive approach to control the spread of COVID-19 amongst their community, and these efforts are showing success. Using a combination of t...

Eco-Business

Tim Ha

21 January 2021

Kampung Buayan, Borneo, Malaysia

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An indigenous-led nonprofit group called Tonibung installed a micro-hydro electrical system for a village deep in Borneo’s rainforests. The project not only supplied much-needed energy for the villagers of Kampung Bua...

The Huffington Post

XiaoZhi Lim

18 January 2021

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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As the amount of farmland decreases in the United States and climate change brings hotter and drier conditions, many farmers are turning to agrivoltaics — growing crops and installing solar panels on the same land — a...

The New York Times

Benjamin Mueller

16 January 2021

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In March when fewer than 100 coronavirus infections had been found in the U.K, researchers in Cambridge decided to begin sequencing coronavirus samples as part of an "unparalleled surveillance system for Covid" that c...

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Koby Levin

15 January 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Michigan, state officials started offering child care subsidies to online learners ages 5-12, nearly 20,000 children enrolled. The aid is helping parents, guardians, and caretakers of school-age children continue t...

The Conversation

Tinglong Dai

14 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

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Most states in the U.S. are struggling to effectively and efficiently distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, while "West Virginia became the first state to finish round one of the two-dose vaccine series in nursing homes." ...

The Hechinger Report

Javeria Salman

14 January 2021

Iraq

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Hello Future is a non-profit teaching digital literacy at a refugee camp in Iraq. The program aims to teach refugees aged 13-18 marketable skills, and does so through "mobile-first" initiatives, where "90% of the prog...

Global Press Journal

Evidence Chenjerai

14 January 2021

Zimbabwe

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As part of the coronavirus lockdown in Zimbabwe, people were banned from visiting prisons, but a mobile app has allowed relatives to send supplies to those who are incarcerated via their cellphone. This newest initiat...

The Irish Times

Naomi O’Leary

13 January 2021

Denmark

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Denmark public health workers have been able to distribute nearly their entire supply of the COVID-19 vaccine thanks in part to early preparation tactics and "a capable health system." Although the country had to proc...

The Buckeye Flame

Caitlin Fisher

11 January 2021

Ohio, United States

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A free speech clinic in Ohio is providing transgender patients with speech services to help them find their voice through vocal exercises. The clinic, which operates in conjunction with Baldwin Wallace University, has...

Globes

Danny Zaken

8 January 2021

Israel

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A collaboration between Israel's Ministry of Health and pharmaceutical company Pfizer has resulted in the country receiving thousands of COVID-19 vaccination doses. In return, the country is collecting and delivering ...

TheCable

Kelechukwu Iruoma

8 January 2021

Cross River, Nigeria

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The Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) initiative in Cross River state is helping to address a gap in services that women had been facing during childbirth and reduce the state's and Nigeria's overall maternal mortali...

NPR

Yuki Noguchi

7 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

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West Virginia managed to deliver approximately 90% of the COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to the state within a week by "charting its own path to vaccine distribution." Rather than rely on chain stores as part of the...

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Feargus O'Sullivan

5 January 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

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The Street Moves initiative in Sweden is pushing local communities to become the designers of their own streets’ layouts and look at urban planning through the lens of the “one-minute city.” Through a public-private p...

The Buffalo News

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Scott Scanlon

4 January 2021

New York, United States

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A handful of nursing homes in New York have been able to avoid an onslaught of COVID-19 cases by focusing on education and training of the staff and keeping their workforce stable and well-supplied. While these method...

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Ali Tadayon

4 January 2021

California, United States

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School districts and cities in California are looking to create their own local Wifi networks as a long-term solution to the digital divide, and an alternative to hotspots. Some are even becoming internet service prov...

The New Yorker

Jay Caspian Kang

4 January 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Bay Area has had fewer COVID-19 deaths than would be expected for such a densely populated area, largely by "drawing on resources and expertise that predated the coronavirus pandemic." Unlike other l...

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