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The Salt Lake Tribune

Becky Jacobs

2 January 2020

Logan, Utah, United States

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Training rural residents to work from home eases the struggle with unemployment. Utah’s Rural Online Initiative program provides rural residents with an online work certificate and training in online tools such as vid...

Wired

Flavie Halais

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2 January 2020

Shanghai, China

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Data-driven transport can improve access and efficiency if properly implemented. In Shanghai, China, users benefit from customized bus routes designed by artificial intelligence software. Other countries, however, hav...

The New York Times

Neil MacFarquhar

30 December 2019

London, England

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London-based company, Moonshot CVE buys ads on Google to target radical, white extremist searches. The company’s ads are often funded by private companies, foundations, or governments and route people to anti-extremis...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

27 December 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Allowing news consumers to more carefully vet media outlets can help stem the proliferation of fake news. NewsGuard, a web browser plug-in gives users a “nutrition label” for news websites by ranking them on a scale o...

Yes! Magazine

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

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17 December 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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AllGo, a Portland-based organization is an app that aims to combat fat bias in the media by creating a collection of stock photos of exclusively plus-sized models. The app is a completely free resource that aims to of...

Bitterroot

Levi Pulkkinen

13 December 2019

Oregon, United States

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The world's oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is a positive thing in the face of climate change for those living on land, but can harm the animals that rely on certain acidification levels of oce...

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

13 December 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Duodenoscopes are used to "diagnose and treat diseases of the pancreas and bile duct," but were found to be in danger of infecting patients when practiced as a reusable tool. To reduce the risk of infection, a disposa...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

11 December 2019

Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico

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3D-printed homes offer a solution to affordable housing in remote and underserved areas. New Story, nonprofit in San Francisco that specializes in 3D printed homes, recently expanded its work to Tabasco, Mexico. After...

Bangor Daily News

Bill Trotter

10 December 2019

Maine, United States

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Landfills can offer prime real estate for solar potential due to the lack of trees and access to direct sunlight, and Maine is taking advantage of this. Seen as a sustainable renewable energy project, this is just one...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Meaghan M. McDermott

5 December 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A Chicago-based program called Caring Together, Living Better is aiming to increase support to family members acting as caregivers for the elderly in their lives by providing resources directly in their churches. Focu...

NPR

Allison Aubrey

30 November 2019

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States

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Food waste typically ends up on in landfills, which exacerbates climate change, but in Massachusettes, dairy farmers are converting the waste into electricity. Food waste from around the state is gathered, grinded and...

The Guardian

Jessica Murray

29 November 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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Biochar is a form of charcoal that is proving to be quite useful in terms of renewable energy and combatting the climate crisis. From trapping carbon and methane emissions to playing a role in heating homes and feedin...

Noozhawk

Giana Magnoli

29 November 2019

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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California’s Santa Barbara Public Defender’s office is working with the company, Upstart, to use a texting notification system to remind people about their court dates. Upstart costs $20K to set up and then $2 per cli...

The Colorado Sun

Nancy Lofholm

28 November 2019

Colorado, United States

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The Four Corners region in southwest Colorado has become home to nearly 500 varietals of apples, revitalizing the industry as a whole, thanks to the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project. The practice of researching a...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

26 November 2019

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Finding alternatives for uneaten or imperfect food reduces waste. In Denver, multiple initiatives, ranging from the city’s Certifiably Green Denver program to tech startups and nonprofits, are working to tackle the pr...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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24 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Food waste often ends up in landfills, but the Wasatch Resource Recovery facility in Utah transforms the thrown-out food into renewable energy instead. Companies such as Kroger, Dannon, and Nestle send their food wast...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

21 November 2019

United States

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Where does technology fit into a gym class? One physical education teacher uses an online platform to let students track their fitness progress throughout the semester and ensure that all students stay engaged through...

CNN

Alaa Elassar

20 November 2019

Syria

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Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee created a special show for displaced Syrian children conducted entirely in Arabic. The show teaches children lessons like counting and the alphabet, but it also t...

FastCompany

Mark Wilson

20 November 2019

Hamburg, Germany

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An engineering company called Autodesk uses the concept of "generative deisgn" - design facilitated by Artificial Intelligence to create structural renderings unimagined by the human brain - to create lighter and more...

CityLab

Linda Poon

20 November 2019

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

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Solar power panels are broadly supported across America, as concern about climate change increases; however, not all supporters want solar power plants in their backyard. Now, companies and local governments work to i...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Jes Burns

19 November 2019

Oregon, United States

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For years, a rancher in Southern Oregon has been trying to keep a local pack of wolves from killing his livestock, and after many rounds of trial and error and collaborative efforts, a high-tech fence may be the solut...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

Justin Rohrlich

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19 November 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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Tracking controlled substances can be difficult for hospitals, which often results in drugs being diverted from where they are supposed to go. To tackle this problem, technology companies are stepping in by creating s...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

18 November 2019

Grass Valley, California, United States

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Solar microgrids can improve community resilience to natural disasters by quickly restoring power. California-based startup, BoxPower, has developed an easy-to-install solar panels, packaged in a cargo shipping contai...

Washington Post

Jim Morrison

Shoshana Kordova

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18 November 2019

Tze'elim, Israel

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A company in Israel is setting its sights on reducing plastic waste by converting garbage into pellets that can then be used in manufacturing plastic to create "everyday items like trays and packing crates." Although ...

Vox

Delia Paunescu

17 November 2019

United States

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Planned Parenthood and other organizations are developing new ways to deliver sex education to students. While creators recognize their tools aren't comprehensive solutions, they see chatbots, videos, and other source...

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