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KGW-TV

Laural Porter

19 March 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In its first month of operation, Portland Street Response Team began intervening with people on the streets who are experiencing substance abuse or mental health problems. The program, modeled on Eugene, Oregon's CAHO...

WBUR

Lauren Sommer

8 March 2021

United States

Radio

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States are creating microgrids with the use of large batteries and solar panels in an effort to fortify their utilities infrastructure against extreme weather. Such investments enable communities to prevent prolonged ...

Freethink

Teresa Carey

7 March 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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As a way to combat climate change, scientists are experimenting with genetically modified trees as a way to draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to store in its leaves, roots, and trunk. The startup Living Carbon...

The Guardian

Miranda Bryant

1 March 2021

New York, United States

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Frustrated with the Covid-19 vaccination system in New York, a local software engineer created a "much-needed vaccination appointment-finding bot" that shares available times and locations on a website and Twitter. Al...

Science News

Betsy Ladyzhets

23 February 2021

United States

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Universities are breeding grounds for COVID-19. In August and September they had to figure out the best way to test, control, and contain a virus on campus. Across the country universities launched a plethora of metho...

BBC

Ben Wyatt

23 February 2021

United States

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To prevent concussions during sports, some conferences are changing rules, while others are turning to technology to create new kinds of helmets and mouth guards that do a better job at protecting the brain. The innov...

Bloomberg

Ira Boudway

11 February 2021

New York, New York, United States

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An early-stage startup with big plans to change bicycling culture and commuting habits has notched one victory already, with its first secure-parking pods in New York City: Out of 60,000 times they've been used, the p...

The Guardian

Damian Carrington

11 February 2021

United Kingdom

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Pet cats kill about 100 million animals a year in the United Kingdom, so to discourage the behavior, and protect mice, rabbits, and birds, scientists conducted an experiment with over 300 household cats. They found th...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Menna Farouk

10 February 2021

Samalout, Egypt

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A new government pilot program in Egypt is allowing farmers to use technology to tell them when their soil is dry and how much water it needs, which can aid the country as it navigates its water crisis. Sensors buried...

Ensia

Meg Wilcox

9 February 2021

Fairfield, Maine, United States

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Stonyfield, an organic dairy company, is working with six of its suppliers to pilot how farms can measure the amount of carbon it’s trapping in soil through regenerative farming practices as a way for the company to a...

The Guardian

Richard Orange

8 February 2021

Gothenburg, Sweden

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A pop-up public space was installed in Gothenburg, the latest in a Swedish experiment that’s looking at how to transform parking spaces on city streets into community areas. Previous installations of the experiment, k...

CityLab

Linda Poon

8 February 2021

United States

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The digital divide has exacerbated the challenge of virtual schooling and has spurred communities to provide affordable internet access. Local governments, nonprofits, and school districts are piloting initiatives to ...

Chicago Sun-Times

Manny Ramos

7 February 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Since June 2019, Chicago's Grounds for Peace pilot project has begun cleaning up vacant, city-owned lots using an approach to urban beautification that has been shown in other cities, and in one Chicago neighborhood, ...

Lake Oconee News

Phillip B. Hubbard

5 February 2021

Greensboro, Georgia, United States

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Greene County High School is Georgia has turned to using Canvas, a learning management system, during the coronavirus pandemic to not only deliver educational instruction, but to also help students take part in school...

The Current

Nicole Mistretta

4 February 2021

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Hospitals in Louisiana are using a monoclonal antibody infusion treatment to help the most at-risk patients recover from Covid-19. Although this treatment comes with limitations – including a 10-day window of when it...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

1 February 2021

Wales

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A housing initiative in Wales is combining affordable housing with ecological sustainability. The One Planet Development policy (OPD) gives residents an exemption to stringent countryside planning laws if they commit ...

South Dakota News Watch

Bart Pfankuch

28 January 2021

South Dakota, United States

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A new therapeutic treatment known as a monoclonal antibody infusion has been made available across the U.S. for Covid-19 patients who are most at-risk of being hospitalized for the virus. In South Dakota, one of the ...

FreshWater Cleveland

Cindy Hill

21 January 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic impeded how home care professionals could perform their jobs, many organizations had to adapt to new protocols. In Ohio, the Visiting Nurses Association pivoted to create a COVID-19 “SWAT...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

21 January 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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To counteract learning loss imposed by the pandemic, San Antonio teachers are focusing on the most essential skills- reading and math for kindergartners through second graders. By prioritizing a specific set of skills...

EdSource

Sydney Johnson

19 January 2021

Fresno, California, United States

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Educators at the Lighthouse for Children Child Development Center piloted a 45-minute, weekly, math zoom session for toddlers. Parents attend the zoom lesson, and they are taught by educators. The program can offer so...

The Seattle Times

Joy Resmovits

18 January 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In order to mitigate the “pandemic slide,” a term that describes the educational loss that happened during the pandemic, Highline Public Schools implemented a strategy known as “acceleration.” The strategy is often ...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

13 January 2021

Wisconsin, United States

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The state of Wisconsin has launched a pilot initiative that aims to help farmers who are dealing with job stressors access mental health services including "a 24-hour wellness hotline, tele-counseling sessions and vou...

Civil Eats

Bailey Berg

11 January 2021

California, United States

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A new app is helping communities facing food insecurity in California. Forage Grocery finds the best bargains for SNAP recipients in their local grocery stores. Users upload their grocery list, select the stores they ...

The New York Times

Jane Margolies

5 January 2021

Mountain View, California, United States

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Across the U.S. an influx of new mental health facilities are being designed through a lens of "evidence-based" architecture that aims to use the design itself as a means of treatment. With studies indicating that acc...

Bloomberg

Sarah Holder

4 January 2021

United States

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Universal Basic Income is gaining popularity across the United States where 11 cities in 2021 are either extending or piloting new programs that provide cash payments without any conditions on how to spend the money. ...

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