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The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

12 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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In 2018, Western Colorado University became the first school in the United States to offer an outdoor-industry MBA degree. The nascent program offers students a deep dive into many aspects of industry leadership -- su...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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12 February 2019

United States

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The lack of technology and app solutions for social problems is beginning to change thanks to the help of a growing group of technology accelerators (also called incubators) aimed at tech companies focused on social i...

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

11 February 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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“We’re in the midst of one of the largest solar expansions in the country,” says Alys Daly, a spokesperson for Florida Power and Light, the largest utility provider in the state of Florida. This statement represents a...

CityLab

Linda Poon

11 February 2019

United States

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Libraries serve as trusted stewards of information in the public domain. Looking beyond the traditional management of printed records and archives, libraries across the United States and Canada aim to make data sets r...

The Verge

Lux Alptraum

11 February 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

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College campuses across the United States are installing emergency contraception vending machines in order to expand access and decrease stigma around medications such as Plan B. Although not all universities support ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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29 January 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A nonprofit grocery store in Washington, D.C. brings fresh, affordable food to regional food deserts. Through community engagement, public partnerships, and the willingness to learn from failure, Good Food Markets bri...

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

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28 January 2019

United States

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Millions of Americans are addicted to and hundreds of thousands have died from opioids, but learning what hasn't worked in treating the epidemic is providing a path forward to creating solutions that do have impact. F...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

22 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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When Sanjay Patel realized there was unused land and parking lots near many of Atlanta's MARTA stations, he had an idea - working with city partners, Patel built soccer fields in and adjacent to several stations, offs...

OZY

Nick Dall

22 January 2019

Cameroon

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In Cameroon, community members were facing a dire situation with a lack of efficient access to blood banks. Infiuss, an online blood bank, aims to fill this crucial gap in care by delivering bags of blood to patients ...

The Telegraph

Olivia Cuthbert

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16 January 2019

Kebbi, Nigeria

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New planting and harvesting techniques and improved seeds are transforming farmers' fortunes and boosting harvests in Nigeria, where rice is a staple food but local supply fails to keep up with high demand. Farmers ar...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Skip Descant

15 January 2019

Louisiana, United States

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Louisiana rolled out its digital driver's license (DDL) app in July 2018, which includes a digital representation of a physical license and a real-time validity check feature called VerifyYou. Since the launch, 77,000...

The Huffington Post

Daniel Hurst

8 January 2019

Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan

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Following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, a group of women took the initiative to ensure that the food they consume meets radiation standards twice as strict as the government's. The Seikatsu Club formed in 1965 an...

KCET

Juan Devis

7 January 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The history of Los Angeles, a farm town-turned metropolis, leads to the present-day food situation, in which the quantity of food produced is insufficient to feed everyone - yet food insecurity persists. Food Forward ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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3 January 2019

Sanford, Maine, United States

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When China, the country that processes much of the United State's recyclables, became much more stringent about how much contaminated recycling it would accept, municipalities had to figure out how to avoid the fines ...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

2 January 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Renewal Mill, a food company based in Oakland, is taking on food waste in a big way. The company produces goods from previously wasted byproducts, such as a fiber-rich, gluten-free flour that was once a wasted tofu by...

Mongabay

Shreya Dasgupta

27 December 2018

Rupa, India

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The Greenhub project trains indigenous youth in India to use video filming and editing as a way to educate others about conservation in the region. Greenhub fellows spend months learning photography and videography te...

All Africa

Jeffrey Moyo

24 December 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Solar power systems and panels are being installed at health centers across Zimbabwe. In a country with common electricity shortages, these solar power systems ensure there are lights, refrigeration, and working machi...

Politico Magazine

Rebecca Beitsch

20 December 2018

New York City, New York, United States

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A small nonprofit in New York City called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is tackling the staggering 40% of food that is wasted in the United States by collecting and redistributing excess food from restaurants to she...

NPR

Verónica Zaragovia

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19 December 2018

Quibdó, Chocó Department, Colombia

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One man's chocolate company in Bogotá is aiming to change the lives of farmers in the Chocó department of Colombia. Concerned about the rise in the country's coca production (used to make cocaine), the company helps f...

The Guardian

Danielle Stephens

19 December 2018

Nigeria

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Temie Giwa-Tubosun is known as the "the blood lady" in Nigeria thanks to her efforts to transport blood to rural communities in East Africa. LifeBank, her blood-delivery start-up, operates in two different cities and ...

Ensia

Marcello Rossi

18 December 2018

Taipei, Taiwan

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Taiwan, despite housing 23 million people on a densely populated island, claims one of the highest recycling and reuse rates in the world. The government has created incentives for private companies, which throw some ...

Richland Source

Courtney McNaull

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13 December 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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As part of a larger effort to make the city of West Sacramento more friendly to their aging population, an on-demand ride-sharing app was developed to make transportation more accessible for seniors who cannot easily ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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11 December 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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A new three year program is educating, training, and deploying midwives to six northern Nigerian states. This influx of midwives has helped to ensure safe deliveries as well as provide women with perinatal and antenat...

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 New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

10 December 2018

Zambia

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Malaria disproportionally impacts young children and toddlers, oftentimes leaving parents in remote villages with little time to act before their child is at risk of dying. A pilot program coupled with other various e...

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