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Elizabeth Cassin

Tom Colls

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11 April 2017

Saint Helier, Bailiwick of Jersey, United Kingdom

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On the island of Jersey, postal workers don’t just deliver the mail: they also check up on elderly people during their routes. With a quick face-to-face chat, they check that they’ve taken their medication and if ther...

Brand South Africa

CD Anderson

17 March 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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M-Pesa is a mobile banking service that turns 10 this year. The network has provided millions of people in Africa and other developing countries with access to safe and secure banking solutions, without the need for t...

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Duncan Geere

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7 March 2017

Medellín, Colombia

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In what was once a violent neighborhood ruled by drug cartels and fear, prosperity and community are now blossoming in the Colombian city of Medellin, thanks to a unique and effective new form of public transportation...

Arizona Daily Sun

Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

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5 March 2017

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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Flagstaff STEM City partners schools with professionals and creates kits that teachers can use to bring science into the classroom, teaching students and parents how to think critically and search out information thro...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

27 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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The Wildwood School District has implemented programs during and after school hours to help provide nutritious meals to students living with hunger and poverty, while also teaching the children invaluable skills such ...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

26 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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In low-income districts, the school nurse is often a family’s first health care provider, and the role at places like Wildwood High School and Glenwood Avenue School has expanded to provide everything from warm coats ...

Next City

Jen Kinney

27 January 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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While the USPS has seen a drastic decline in revenues and capacity in recent years due to growing competition from the private sector and social changes, First Class Meal is reimagining the role that this institution ...

The Guardian

Olivia Boyd

25 January 2017

France

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P&G, the manufacturer of popular shampoo Head & Shoulders, is teaming up with a recycling business and waste management company to turn discarded plastic found on the beaches of France into special edition shampoo bot...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

28 December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The youth of the Somali refugee community in Minnesota face disadvantages as immigrants and as targets for extremist Islam. A nonprofit offers parenting classes which cover everything from how to help with homework if...

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Feargus O'Sullivan

20 December 2016

Stockholm, Sweden

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In Stockholm, old Christmas trees are being converted into biochar. When integrated into the city's highly-efficient power grid, the project has been wildly successful--not only in improving soil, but in retaining gro...

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Margaret J. Krauss

23 November 2016

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology is preparing the workforce - and not just undergrad or graduate students - for dynamic and evolving industries through a "stackable credential" model. Built like a Lego pyramid, ...

Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley

20 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Children in Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan suffer from poor parenting, poor schools, excessive violence, emotional stress and a lack of opportunity. Various agencies are helping these kids on various levels such a...

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Anna Pratt

16 November 2016

Lafayette, California, United States

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Libraries in the United States have traditionally been centers to consume information, offering users books in quiet isolation. However, a new movement across the country is transforming libraries by providing interne...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

28 October 2016

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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In South Carolina, a Medicaid program is offering long-acting contraceptives during a new mother’s hospital stay, while she is still eligible for the benefit. Other states are following suit.

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

20 October 2016

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, more than half of young children rely on extended family members and neighbors for child care. In an effort to recognize this invisible labor force, which often includes undocumented immigrants, Providers...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 October 2016

China

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In China, rampant sales tax fraud was addressed with a unique solution. In an attempt to increase transparent sales and receipt use, the government implemented a scratch lottery system on receipts. This solution, usi...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

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24 August 2016

United States

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Microsoft and Boys and Girls Clubs of America are partnering to expand access to computer science education. A pilot program in 25 clubs across the country exposed 1,000 kids and teens to the first two levels of a fou...

The New Yorker

Siddhartha Mukherjee

22 August 2016

United States

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In the past two years, Zika virus has arisen as one of the most pressing public health concerns. This piece charts the worldwide efforts by doctors using new technology to develop a vaccine for Zika.

The Ithaca Voice

Melissa Whitworth

20 August 2016

Ithaca, New York, United States

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In Ithaca, New York, Catholic churches are teaming up with local collaborators to utilize the services they already provide through a new role - that of a resettlement agency.

Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard

26 July 2016

Philippines

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While internet access is widespread in the Philippines, the speed tends to be low and the cost tends to be high. The Philippines-based company Wi-Fi Interactive Network has been taking steps to address these issues by...

Mountain Town News

Allen Best

25 July 2016

Grand Lake, Colorado, United States

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Micro-hydro projects in the United States have become much more accessible and more financially viable since Congress passed a law in 2013 making it easier for small hydroelectric projects to get federal approval. Spe...

Rio Grande Sun

Andrew Martinez

21 July 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico’s veterans are getting faster care as new programs expand to rural areas. Thanks to a host of initiatives, including telemedicine, contracts with community clinics, and travel benefits, the state’s VA healt...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

28 June 2016

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States

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The fate of the Southeast's longleaf pine forests, and the endangered woodpeckers that depend on them, is in jeopardy. Fort Bragg, a station of the US military, is trying to save their local environment.

Hakai Magazine

Lina Zeldovich

28 June 2016

New Hampshire, United States

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Local fisheries have been struggling to keep up with major manufacturers. Sustainable fishing practices have been countering that by creating Niche markets.

The Guardian

Clár Ní Chonghaile

24 June 2016

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Malaria vaccine distribution systems in Africa's Sahel region are facing bottleneck in their supply chains, but are working to get help from the government and to piggyback on other aid systems.

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