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Linda Poon

11 February 2019

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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...

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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...

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Verónica Zaragovia

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, the company helps farmers transition from ...

Nigerian 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...

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Zusha Elinson

24 November 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Cahoots, or Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets, is a non-profit group that responds to mental health emergency calls instead of police in Eugene, Oregon. The group is cheaper than sending first responders, b...

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Jason Plautz

21 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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Colorado has recently adopted a new .25 percent sales tax to create a pool of funding for mental health and addiction services. The initial funds are earmarked to create a new mental health center, while the overall v...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

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20 November 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Confess Project trains barbershop workers in black communities about creating pathways to talk about mental health and recognize and respond to signs of a mental health crisis. This training expands mental health ...

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Kevin Knodell

28 October 2018

Somalia

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A Somali refugee who made good in America is working to connect people in his home country with solar power through a company he launched in the U.S. He’s had modest success connecting about 1,000 people so far, givin...

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Ian Graber-Stiehl

25 October 2018

United Kingdom

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With climate change altering the ecosystem rapidly, researchers are often overworked as they try to keep up. A new technology that enables greater use of citizen scientists, however, aims to help solve this problem. S...

New Vision

Jacky Achan

30 September 2018

Uganda

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Clean cookstoves can reduce indoor air pollution, along with a host of other social and environmental benefits. However, uptake has been slow in countries such as Uganda because such stoves tend to be more expensive f...

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Adele Peters

28 September 2018

Shikarpur, Bangladesh

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Solshare, a fast-growing startup in Bangladesh, created a system in which “neighbors can sell extra electricity to each other.” The number of home solar panels has been increasing since a 2014 government program put s...

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Fergus Peace

25 September 2018

Japan

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Japan is taking major steps to putting autonomous buses on the roads in rural areas because there is a need for reliable transportation and not enough funding as more young people move to the cities. It has the potent...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

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17 September 2018

Berkeley, California, United States

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While some universities have been hesitant to let blockchain technology into the traditional halls of academia, UC Berkeley has started offering blockchain entrepreneurship courses and student-run blockchain clubs and...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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17 September 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Naloxone is an easy to administer, effective way to interrupt the physiologically process of a potentially fatal overdose. With overdoses often taking place in “safe” places such as a home, training family members and...

Forbes

Lily Jones

3 September 2018

United States

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A new crop of international companies is connecting English-language teachers and students in China for online tutoring sessions. The flexible arrangements are a way for Chinese elementary and secondary pupils to impr...

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Rina Chandran

28 August 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

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In Bangkok’s Sukhumvit neighborhood, solar panels generate renewable energy, which is traded using blockchain between an apartment building, a mall, a school, and a dental hospital. The pilot project demonstrates the ...

Washington Monthly

Anne Kim

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26 August 2018

Kane, Pennsylvania, United States

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One in five Americans lives in a "higher education desert," at least twenty-five miles from the nearest college. To fill the gap, rural counties have created higher education centers or pop-up satellite campuses - one...

Daily Monitor

Bill Oketch

22 August 2018

Nebbi District, Uganda

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With little access to clean water, the community in the Nebbi District in Uganda were facing health issues. A new government initiative, however, has changed this reality by implementing a water scheme that utilizes t...

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Harriet Noble

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13 August 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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Waste has value, says Bilikiss Abiola, founder of Wecyclers. Her team travels through the slums in Lagos on bicycles, paying families cash in exchange for their recyclable trash. The business has made the city cleaner...

The New York Times

Sharon Otterman

12 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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With gentrification rapidly changing New York City neighborhoods, there is a need to preserve these neighborhoods' history before it is erased. A tour of landmarks associated with Islam in Harlem helps keep this histo...

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Mikaela Lefrak

25 July 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The Washington Women’s Art Center, in operation from 1975 to 1987, was founded as a space to promote women artists away from the institutionalized misogyny of the art world. In addition to exhibitions, the Center also...

Next Pittsburgh

Andrew Conte

23 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Through collaboration, media outlets can cover important issues with depth and diversity as well as reach a wide audience. In Philadelphia, 19 newspaper and radio outlets collaborated to cover poverty in Philadelphia ...

BizTech Magazine

Juliet Van Wagenen

23 July 2018

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Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and IBM are forming partnerships with community colleges in an effort to address the lack of IT skilled workers entering the job market. Advertised as "new collar" careers, these te...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

13 July 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Governing estimates that one federal free summer meals initiative only reaches 15 percent of eligible children. Recognizing flaws with the city's distribution system, the Minneapolis school district started serving st...

Al-Fanar Media

Austin Davis

12 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

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Tens of thousands of readers read Amal, Berlin!, an “ an Arabic, Farsi and German-language digital newspaper that covers local news in Berlin and Germany.” The newspaper helps refugees navigate a new country in thei...

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