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City Limits

Noah Phillips

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13 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, much of the mental health infrastructure relies on the work of professionals known as Peer Specialists, who are individuals with lived experiences of mental health challenges and additional training ...

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Michael Hernandez

9 February 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

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When it comes to meteorology, citizen science can be a powerful resource. In New Mexico and neighboring states, volunteers are collecting data that helps researchers and state agencies map rainfall patterns. Through C...

The Guardian

Senay Boztas

4 February 2019

The Hague, Netherlands

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The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, otherwise known as Europol, is using crowdsourcing to identify locations involved in both past and current child abuse cases. By posting unedited images onlin...

NPR

Simon Allison

19 January 2019

Central African Republic

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The Central African Republic is rife with political problems including the lack of a health system, proving problematic for a country where Ebola runs a constant risk. Despite the challenges, the Catholic Scouts Assoc...

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Zara Stone

4 January 2019

Canada

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At-home health care isn't new, but technological advancements have allowed for the niche industry to expand beyond pregnancy tests and heart rate monitors. Although not without controversy, mail-in swab kits, artifici...

Politico

Janosch Delcker

2 January 2019

Helinski, Finland

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The government of Finland is positioning its country as the leader in practical applications of Artificial Intelligence technology by providing its citizens with a free course. Recognizing the potential in AI technolo...

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Anoush Darabi

24 December 2018

Victoria, Australia

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As climate change has led to more frequent droughts and volatile weather in Australia, climate-dependent jobs like farming are increasingly imperiled. In response, the Australian state government of Victoria launched ...

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...

Colorado Public Radio

Jenny Brundin

13 December 2018

Littleton, Colorado, United States

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After a high school in Colorado experienced a devastating act of gun violence, the state has taken steps to prevent similar incidences from happening in the future. From a Behavior and Emotional Screening System syste...

Deseret News

Sara Israelsen-Hartley

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12 December 2018

Utah, United States

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Rates of mental health issues including anxiety and depression are on the rise across the nation, inspiring families, schools and communities to take action. In Utah, some schools are implementing meditation methodolo...

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Ethan Bien

10 December 2018

Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico

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Tosepan Titataniske, an indigenous cooperative in Mexico's Sierra Norte mountains, emphasizes local control at the heart of solar programs. Over the last four decades, the organization has incorporated 410 community-l...

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,...

A Beautiful Perspective

B. David Zarley

26 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Positive touch through human contact is a crucial for newborn babies, especially those that have to remain in the neonatal intensive care unit, but parents often can't provide it on a 24/7 schedule. Trained volunteer ...

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

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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...

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