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Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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20 December 2018

Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Costa Rica

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When a people in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz realized that their beaches were home to sea turtle eggs, they took action to protect the species by joining together. What started as a neighborhood effort to patrol the beache...

Philadelphia Daily News / Inquirer

Aneri Pattani

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27 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Faculty and staff at Philadelphia’s LaSalle University are being given crisis training to recognize, engage, and refer students with suicide ideation. With the number of students seeking mental health care increasing,...

BBC

Richard Kenny

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20 November 2018

Paris, France

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As Paris invests in public parks, local residents have been granted more than 3,000 permits to grow street gardens. The greenery is adding life to one of Europe’s most densely populated cities while fostering civic en...

Gillette News Record

Andrew Graham

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14 November 2018

North Dakota, United States

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After years of growth, the prison population in North Dakota dropped thanks to sentencing reform and a shift to rehabilitation. State officials funneled funds saved through less incarceration to a program that uses th...

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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...

BBC

Tricia Taormina

25 October 2018

Nepal

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Health providers are well-positioned to identify and help those who have experienced domestic violence. Nepal is one of several countries training medical workers to identify abused patients and refer them to in-hospi...

Business Daily

Angela Oketch

21 October 2018

Kenya

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A mentorship program in Kenya has proven effective at slashing rates of HIV transmission to infants and reducing stigma surrounding the illness. Mentor mothers offer support and education to HIV-positive pregnant wome...

BBC

Rachel Nuwer

16 October 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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In order to increase Zimbabwean’s ability to access mental health care, a psychiatrist trained grandmothers in talk therapy. Working from a “friendship bench,” these new trainees have provided evidence-based, cultural...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

5 October 2018

Hazard, Kentucky, United States

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In eastern Kentucky, where the coal industry is struggling and workers are finding themselves out of work, a six-month internship program is helping workers re-train into jobs that ensure energy efficiency in homes an...

High Country News

Jane C. Hu

3 October 2018

Washington, United States

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As climate change takes it's toll across the world, volunteer scientists in Washington are helping to track the changes. MeadowWatch, a program made up of these volunteer scientists, encourages the collection of data ...

Public Radio International

Emma Jacobs

2 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology has hired Syrian and Iraqi refugees living in Philadelphia to be docents for exhibitions of Syrian and Iraqi antiquities. The docents are able to sh...

BBC

Rachel Nuwer

27 September 2018

Zimbabwe

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Akashinga translates to "the Brave Ones," and is the name given to an all women anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe. Although not the first anti-poaching group lead by women, it is the first armed unit. However, since it's...

CityLab

Lola Fadulu

24 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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For many baristas and service workers, a routine check of the bathrooms can quickly become harrowing; often times, public bathrooms double as a place for overdoses and those on the front-lines are not emergency respon...

The Atlantic

Alexis C. Madrigal

29 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Building on the Last Mile program that teaches inmates to code in some California prisons, Slack launched an apprenticeship program for the formerly incarcerated. It's a small initiative compared to the vast need, but...

Next City

Jared Brey

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13 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Bay area is home to a number of crucial wetlands and streams that are quickly being impacted by climate change. For nearly two decades, however, elementary teachers and their students have been playi...

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Fergus Peace

9 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, a citywide initiative known as Action NYC is connecting immigrants with free legal help and other comprehensive services. While the city provides outreach and coordination, community organizations wi...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

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2 August 2018

Brazil

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Children typically fare better outside of institutional care. Brazil has found success with a program that helps extended family members serve as formal guardians instead. Organizing peer support groups has been parti...

Devex

Kelli Rogers

2 August 2018

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has become a leader in disaster preparedness through its strategy of training thousands of community members to give early warnings on cyclones and other disasters. This approach has saved thousands of live...

The Baltimore Sun

Brittany Britto

26 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation is using haircuts to empower people. Specifically, at several centers for homeless veterans in the Baltimore area, new spaces for barbers allow veterans to access haircut and groo...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 July 2018

United States

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Truckers are ideally placed to spot and report sex trafficking. “They’ve been trained to be vigilant and they’re on the city streets, pulling into areas and being put up in hotels where this happens,” says Kylla Lanie...

CityLab

Jason Plautz

9 July 2018

Fresno, California, United States

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Spurred by growing health concerns related to air quality, companies and communities have turned attention to creating affordable, portable air-quality sensors. This new development allows citizens to monitor air qual...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tiziana Rinaldi

4 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Walking with immigrants to their court hearings and ICE check-ins can help them feel supported and protect their safety and rights. The New Sanctuary Coalition has run an accompaniment program since 2007. Volunteers d...

The New York Times

Tejal Rao

3 July 2018

Jarrettsville, Maryland, United States

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Pollinators such as honeybees are critical to the ecosystem and to agriculture - responsible for pollinating about 1/3 of the nation's food crops - but they are endangered due to factors such as habitat loss and fungu...

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Shay Meinecke

29 June 2018

Cancún, Mexico

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Coral reefs can dramatically reduce the power of a wave's energy, making the impact of severe storms (such as hurricanes) less devastating. In order for this to work, however, the coral reefs have to be healthy. In Me...

The New York Times

Emily Badger

25 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Diners at Souvla, a Greek restaurant in San Francisco, fill their own water glasses and find their own tables. The self-service model is gaining popularity as the city’s restaurateurs feel the pressure of rising rent ...

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