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Joanna Kakissis

2 December 2018

Greece

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Greece is not known favorably for their recycling habits, but a few local residents have made it their mission to change this in order to reduce ocean litter. From turning plastics into furniture to forming a diving c...

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Ian Urbina

24 November 2018

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An elk hunt in Oregon shows one way states regulate lead ammunition by prohibiting hunters from firing lead bullets in some state wildlife areas. It’s part of a wider effort to eradicate lead ammunition that can conta...

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Anya Kamenetz

13 November 2018

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Researchers are using an approach that has reduced unsafe drinking on college campuses and applying it to preventing sexual assault and harassment by giving students actual facts about what their peers are doing and t...

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Jacky Achan

28 October 2018

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Uganda’s education ministry requires all schools to have incinerators to burn used sanitary pads. Lack of funding limits schools’ ability to comply. Even when incinerators exist, girls don’t necessarily use them. Educ...

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Nicola Kelly

23 October 2018

Bologna, Italy

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A fun app called “Bella Mossa” has incentivized people to ditch their cars in Bologna. The anti-pollution effort gives users credits for biking, walking, and using public transport. Users can then swap their credits f...

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Erica Evans

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17 October 2018

Oslo, Norway

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Faced with poor air quality, the city of Oslo instituted a set of policy measures that have resulted in a dramatic improvement. Many of these policies center around transportation including incentivizing the productio...

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August Rick

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11 October 2018

Cambodia

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In Cambodia, it is Buddhist tradition and protocol to ordain a tree when a new monk was inducted. Since it is taboo to harm a monk, this practice inadvertently doubled as a conservation tactic by preventing deforestat...

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PJ Vogt

11 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The creation of CompStat fostered a huge drop in crime rates in New York City by the 1990s. The idea came from an odd and obsessive transit cop was to track every single crime daily in every precinct and use that data...

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Regan Morris

10 October 2018

California, United States

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"Farm to table" is a well-known saying in the food industry, but "lab to table" is also rapidly joining the rank of commonplace terminology. To both reduce the amount of animals killed and lessen the impact on the env...

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Nick Holland

2 October 2018

Netherlands

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Many people simply throw away broken items or let them sit, unused in their house due to sentimental value. Around the world, Repair Cafés and similar gatherings bring volunteers together to fix these items, which hel...

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Eillie Anzilotti

20 September 2018

North Carolina, United States

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A new coalition of nonprofits is working to change the way corporations and philanthropists think about disaster assistance. Most efforts and money funnel to communities in the early days and weeks after a disaster, w...

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Shawnté Salabert

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14 September 2018

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Pack Rat Outdoor Center, an outdoor retailer in Arkansas, is making their mark in the fight for sustainable practices. Through efforts to recycle, compost and upcycle materials, the store sends less to a landfill than...

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Field

13 September 2018

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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The opioid crisis has thrust colleges into a new role - recovery house. Compared to 2013, when only a couple dozen colleges had addiction recovery programs, today, there are close to 200. Of the students who enroll, o...

NBC News

Linda Givetash

7 September 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Despite declining bee populations internationally, Amsterdam's bee population has stabilized and appears to be on the rise. Thanks to several initiatives such as insect hotels, the banning of pesticides and the creati...

The Guardian

Ewen MacAskill

7 September 2018

Afghanistan

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A British military officer and his Afghanistan translator created a network of interpreters to help push policy changes in the United Kingdom to allow more translators to move to the country with their families. Out o...

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Nick Anderson

25 August 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A Harvard study found that, in Boston, 10 to 20 percent of college-bound high school graduates weren't actually ending up enrolling in college. Researchers think they might have found a partial solution to what is kno...

The New York Times

Laura Holson

17 August 2018

Les Epesses, France

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France's second largest theme park faces a daily dilemma of people not throwing their trash away in the bins. To bring awareness to this issue, the park has trained crows to pick up the trash. Although not necessarily...

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Melissa Petro

14 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Ghost Bike Project installs stripped-down bikes at the scenes of fatal accidents to raise awareness about the work still needed to ensure safety for cyclists. Project staff also work to correct narratives about bi...

Colorado Daily

Shay Castle

12 August 2018

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Boulder is often referred to as one of Colorado's most progressive cities, so when the city passed the Universal Zero Waste Ordinance, many local businesses decided to take the policy a step further by eliminating the...

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Emily Chung

10 August 2018

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A food court in Toronto was generating 120 bags of trash per day due to serving their fast food varietals in non-recyclable containers. After changing the way they serve food and how they market the feasibility of rec...

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Sara Kiley Watson

9 August 2018

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San Diego area physicians are now receiving a letter if one of their patients dies of an opioid overdose. The goal of this new project is to remind doctors of the impact of their actions and lower opioid prescribing r...

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Harriet Noble

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7 August 2018

London, England

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Through changes in daily routines or the structure of choices, ‘nudge’ theory can move people towards acting in ways that are beneficial to themselves and others. In this instance, a nine-year old girl’s voice present...

The New York Times

Ellen Rosen

3 August 2018

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States

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Despite the supposed fear of automation taking away jobs, there is in fact a shortage of employees in the manufacturing industry. In rural areas where many manufacturing plants are located, companies are trying a vari...

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Jee Song

1 August 2018

New Jersey, United States

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In 1988, Rutgers University opened one of the first addiction recovery housing communities on an American campus. Similar services, which are also student-driven and offer alternative sober activities, offer necessary...

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Leopold Obi

24 July 2018

Kenya

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Rising populations and increasing river-side infrastructure has severely impacted the Mau Forest Complex in Kenya. Home to the Mara River which directly contributes to various community's livelihoods, protecting the w...

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