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The New York Times

David Bornstein

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13 March 2018

New York, New York, United States

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PowerMyLearning, a U.S. nonprofit, is changing the culture around homework by more actively involving parents in the process. Based on the belief that both students and parents can learn from each other in these excha...

The Verge

Shannon Liao

12 March 2018

Arizona, United States

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The University of Arizona is tracking activity on students' ID cards to identify the likelihood of freshmen dropping out and intervene when appropriate. Combined with information on student grades and financial aid, s...

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Manuel Rueda

7 March 2018

Cali, Colombia

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Cities near some of Columbia's national forests have seen a dramatic increase in their bird populations and tourism numbers after fighting between the government and guerilla groups quieted down. Many locals are findi...

The New York Times

Farah Stockman

3 March 2018

United States

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Universities are using competitions, music, and prizes to encourage civic engagement among students. Efforts are aided by a national study that allows schools to see how many of their students voted either locally or ...

Colorado Community Media

Shanna Fortier

3 January 2018

Arvada, Colorado, United States

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High rates of homelessness are an issue for many cities in America, and the associated perils increase dramatically in severe weather situations. In Colorado's Jefferson County, The Severe Weather Shelter Network, a C...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

21 December 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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During his tenure in veterinary school at University of Pennsylvania, then-vet student Benjamin Lewis saw a disconnect between animal testing and the animals being tested on. In an attempt to revolutionize this practi...

WOUB Digital

Benny Becker

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Mary Meehan

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25 November 2017

Stanville, Kentucky, United States

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In the rural, rugged country of Appalachia, towns like Stanville face some of the country’s most profound economic and public health problems. Some of these communities, however, are making remarkable strides against ...

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Peak Johnson

14 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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'New Leash on Life' involves inmates caring for shelter dogs to make them more adoptable, helping both the inmates and the dogs. The program helps with various animal problems across the city and can be an employer fo...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Corrina Pysa

31 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With the growing opioid crisis, patients and doctors are looking for alternative ways to treat pain. Acupuncture is becoming more popular for its relief of migraines and pain.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

19 October 2017

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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St. Louis has one of the highest rates of STDs and HIV in the state, but the city's Health Department has implemented a creative method for providing safe sex education and testing. The staff at salons and barber shop...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Tara Molina

5 October 2017

Akron, Ohio, United States

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The existence of an opioid abuse crisis is widely acknowledged, however there is a lack of efficient methodologies to collect, analyze, and disseminate data related to the crisis. The Summit County public health depar...

News Deeply

Alastair Bland

5 October 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Expanding off of soon-to-expire agreement, the implementation of Minute 323 represents an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to continue collaborations in order to manage and share resources from the Colorado River...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

22 September 2017

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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As populations urbanize and the disparity between city and country grows, farmers in Japan are facing increasing economic challenges and a shortage of new farmers to work the land. But a new scheme may help farms to b...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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5 September 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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For many low-income community members, access to healthy food choices can be more challenging than many might think, especially when they lack private transport. Richland Public Health is leveraging the Communities Pr...

Oceans Deeply

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Susanne Becken

18 August 2017

Queensland, Australia

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In an effort to collect data about the environmental health of high traffic destinations, researchers are examining the text and images of geotagged social media posts. Tweets about the Great Barrier Reef were analyze...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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26 July 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The ProMedica Toledo Hospital increases access to healthy food for low-income families through a novel kind of pharmacy. Patients receive free produce, recipes, and guidance from a dietician on how to treat and preven...

News Deeply

Paul Tullis

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17 July 2017

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Illegal fishing is a grave concern that not only threatens to destroy the ocean's ecosystem but the livelihoods of billions of people around the world who depend on stable fish populations for food. Now, software deve...

Philly.com (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

6 July 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision allows those sentenced to life for crimes committed as juveniles to seek parole. These people make up more than half of lifers in Pennsylvania, which is considering numerous appeals,...

Bright Magazine

Kristi Eaton

6 July 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Libraries have expanded their roles to be community centers where people can connect with social services and other local agencies for needs from homelessness to food insecurity to mental illness. Libraries are one of...

CityLab

Krutika Pathi

28 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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The homeless population in NYC stands at the highest number since the Great Depression. The Bowery Residents Committee has suggested changes to how shelters emerge, run and are funded. With a focus on results-based fu...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

26 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania's attorney general may sound more like a defense attorney as he lays out plans to focus more resources on helping people returning from incarceration integrate into society. But Josh Shapiro insists his a...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

22 June 2017

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

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People living in rural areas often do not have access to therapy, additionally, the price of therapy can be expensive. In Tennessee, therapists now provide brief psychotherapy sessions within a health clinic, in order...

Anglican Journal

André Forget

8 June 2017

Ndomoni, Lindi Region, Tanzania

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In rural villages like Ndomoni, access to water is paramount to community development, and locals are the first to recognize that other issues such as maternal health cannot be addressed until there is clean drinking ...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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26 May 2017

Bellville, Ohio, United States

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The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and other food banks across the country, are working to provide more comprehensive services for the food-insecure people they serve; those services include partnering with community or...

Eco-Business

Giulio Boccaletti

11 May 2017

Vadsø, Finnmark, Norway

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Despite hydropower’s potential as a viable source of renewable energy, there are significant economic, social, and ecological consequences whenever dams are installed. The Nature Conservancy has pioneered a planning a...

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