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New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

Jesse Hardman

5 February 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.

Minnesota Public Radio

Dan Kraker

4 February 2015

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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While some parts of the United States struggle with drought, others are faced with more water than they know what to do with. Minnesota reconstructs roads and drainage systems in order to be more prepared for the larg...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

4 February 2015

Minnesota, United States

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Confronting more frequent heavy rains, the state's farmers have extended farmland drainage. Higher crop yields is one result. Another: More dirty water is flowing downstream.

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

3 February 2015

Lang Tram, Vietnam

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When the Vietnamese government built a gate in the 1990s to block saltwater from entering a key canal, they hoped it would lead to flourishing, year-round rice crops. Without community buy-in and engagement, the gover...

PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

31 January 2015

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Urban areas contain the highest in concentration of burning fossil fuels, which negatively contributes to climate change. Spearheading the green energy movement, Burlington, VT claims that its city uses 100% renewable...

Scientific American

Amy Yee

30 January 2015

Chandipur, Bangladesh

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Rising saltwater caused by climate change is shrinking Bangladesh’s arable land, especially concerning in places with dense populations. But a simple approach of planting crops in vertical containers shows surprising ...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

29 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Jesse Hardman

27 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Climate change is playing a major role in the way floods are impacting cities. In Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, residents are routinely threatened with the wet season, oftentimes finding that the only solution is to ra...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

25 January 2015

Austin, Texas, United States

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Most of Texas has emerged from a drought that started in early 2011, but water supplies are still far below normal. Scientists are using new technology to monitor ground water levels and contemplate potential conserva...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Jesse Hardman

22 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Geography and climate change challenge the viability of sea-level cities in Vietnam, but architects, researchers, and urban planners work together to find creative solutions. One architect in Ho Chi Minh City designed...

The New York Times

Diane Cardwell

17 January 2015

Samsø, Denmark

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Mainers can learn how to implement green energy in change-resistant rural areas from a Denmark island. In Samsø, Danes rely on wind energy and burn hay. These solutions may be adapted for the windswept coast of Maine....

Ensia

Jim Motavalli

6 January 2015

Bridport, Vermont, United States

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The breakdown of the ozone layer is one of the most well-known effects of climate change. Citizens enact different ways to protect the atmosphere from a build up of methane gas.

Ensia

Sarah Jane Keller

5 January 2015

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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In Fort Collins, Colorado, developments and shopping malls are eating away at farm fields, ranches, and forests. One development company is protecting biodiversity by putting houses clustered along a single access roa...

CivicStory

Sonia Schnee

22 December 2014

Paterson, New Jersey, United States

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Paterson, NJ used to be a home to manufacturing industries, many of which no longer exist in New Jersey. Fortunately, old factories are being repurposed in new ways. The oldest textile factory is now thriving as The A...

Popular Science

Alison Bruzek

18 December 2014

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Louisville, KY, many people suffer from allergies or asthma and need to take inhalers to assist their breathing. A new inhaler called Propeller Health connects to Bluetooth devices to help patients track their inha...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

14 December 2014

Clint, Texas, United States

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Population growth, historical dryness and predictions of a warming climate all mean a future of scarce water in the Rio Grande's Upper Basin. Farmers and the irrigation districts are left to try and find ways to conse...

Global Post

Ankita Rao

12 December 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Fed up with living in the world's most polluted city, some residents are fighting back, on their rooftops and backyards. In 2010, India launched the Jawarharlal Nehru Solar Mission, a government program to deploy 20,0...

NationSwell

Lorraine Chow

5 December 2014

Pullman, Washington, United States

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Salt has become a costly and environmental problem in the twenty first century, with consumers overusing it in cooking and melting city roads during the winter. Salt has risen in price and has infiltrated the waterway...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

18 November 2014

Bangladesh

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Each year the brown waters of the Gumani river swell during the summer monsoon, creeping over the surrounding fields to flood Charbhangura, a village of 2,500 people in the Pabna district of northwest Bangladesh - whe...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

17 November 2014

Kilmore, Victoria, Australia

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In Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council was formed after a severe drought to bring together federal, state and regional governments and bridge parochial concerns. It was meant to manage the basin as...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States

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The El Paso Times reports from the heart of the Rio Grande Basin - where drought has led to dramatic decreases in water supply, and serious changes in management of river resources are called for - on how the region p...

The New York Times

Vivekananda Nemana

Ankita Rao

13 November 2014

Odisha, India

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India has had a problem in which 620 million people openly defecate outdoors, causing harm to hygiene, sanitation, food, and water resources. The president of India funded an initiative to build public toilets for th...

The Tyee

Geoff Dembicki

27 October 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Nations are reluctant to give up consumerist growth; however, working with world leaders, an activist found that reflecting on the future can be a powerful tool for re-imagining the present.

Scroll.In

Priyanka Borpujari

13 October 2014

Dhemaji, Assam, India

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Building a house on stilts is an age old tradition created by the Mishings, a tribe in India. The practice allowed them to live close to the river, without flooding their homes. In Assam, a state in India, the Mishing...

The Tyee

Geoff Dembicki

29 September 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Amidst a world struggling with smart ways to confront climate change, Hawaii's 2050 Plan for sustainability is working to be a model for the rest of the world. So far, it is on it's way to being a leader in solar ener...

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