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Ensia

Brian Bienkowski

13 April 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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Population growth, climate change, and droughts are factors that have depleted the world’s freshwater resources. Scientists around the world have experimented with desalination of salt water to increase the supply the...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Peter Thomson

7 April 2015

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Too much solar and wind power in Germany is overloading their grid. A firm developed a new technology that uses super-fast batteries and software to hold intermittent wind and solar power when more than needed is gene...

Eco-Business

Jean Chua

25 March 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Though once the rivers were afoul with pollution and the carcasses of poisoned fish and the water from taps was too hazardous to drink, Denmark now boasts some of the world's cleanest drinking water and some of it's m...

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

Amy Marino

16 March 2015

Livermore, California, United States

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has designed a new technology that captures carbon dioxide at power plants before it goes into the air. This new method, which is much more efficient and affordable than othe...

Positive.News

Seán Dagan Wood

13 March 2015

Damak, Nepal

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A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment through sustainable, eco-friendly projects that respond to refugees needs.

The Mail & Guardian Online

Nathalie Bertrams

27 February 2015

Munhinga, Manica Province, Mozambique

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Artisan gold mining - most of it illegal - is one of the greatest environmental and health concerns in Mozambique, but it provides a critical source of labor and economic support, especially for small communities. To ...

The Guardian

Jim Hall

23 February 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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The densely populated Canadian city is tenth most at risk of flooding in the world as climate change raises sea levels. The government has instated a number of successful flood adaptation projects, with an ambition to...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

6 February 2015

Khulna, Bangladesh

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Vertical container farming offers an innovative adaptation to climate change and soil salinity. In Bangladesh, the nonprofit, WorldFish Center, promotes the practice of vertical farming, providing education and resour...

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...

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