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The Guardian

Preeti Jha

14 September 2021

Bihar, India

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The Bihar, India, state government banned drinking and selling of alcohol in 2016 after women in the mostly rural state mounted protests blaming men's alcohol abuse for rampant violence against women. Hundreds of thou...

IowaWatch

Lyle Muller

Pat Kinney

17 August 2021

Iowa, United States

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A few small towns in Iowa have seen an increase in their populations despite the opposite trend across the state. An investigation by IowaWatch of 58 towns showed the services and amenities that were common in those t...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

15 July 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The Vision Zero program many cities use to reduce traffic deaths depends on data to inform where to target safety measures like redesigned streets and speed limits. But, when significant numbers of crashes, particular...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

12 July 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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When prosecutors in Boston and Baltimore stopped prosecuting certain non-violent, minor offenses, crime of all sorts, from minor to violent, went down. Getting prosecuted and jailed can in itself increase the probabil...

The Economist

The Economist

3 July 2021

Japan

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The Miyawaki method of planting miniature natural forests in cities as a way to reduce air pollution and cool down temperatures is gaining ground throughout the world. The process involves planting a variety of trees ...

The Front

Lauren Gallup

Makenna Marks

Payton Gift

14 June 2021

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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Research shows that online training isn’t successful at changing attitudes or beliefs on sexual assault. This article takes an in-depth look at EverFi, an online sexual assault module that students at Western Washingt...

Kaiser Health News

Stephanie O'Neill

20 May 2021

California, United States

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To reduce the overcrowding of hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic, some hospitals in California introduced the practice of at-home hospital care. Although not available to every patient, for those where this model ...

Hakai Magazine

Moira Donovan

13 May 2021

Nova Scotia, Canada

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The invasive European green crab was wreaking havoc on the soft-shell clam fishery in Nova Scotia. But fishers, researchers, and park officials worked together to remove as many of them as possible and find an alterna...

BBC

Celestina Olulode

11 May 2021

Louisiana, United States

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After oil and gas platforms reach the end of their working lives, some are being turned into artificial reefs that can create new ecosystems in the ocean. Since the 1980s, 550 platforms have been reefed in the Gulf of...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

8 May 2021

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In Erie County, New York, residents are receiving a free drink along with their Covid vaccine as part of a program that aims to encourage those who have been on the fence about getting vaccinated. Although it is not b...

High Plains Public Radio

David Condos

5 May 2021

Hays, Kansas, United States

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Once Kansas formed its first local enhanced management area — or LEMA — where a certain land area had strict irrigation limits, many farmers weren’t happy about it. But a research study found that instead of cutting t...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Alberto Mariani

4 May 2021

Whiteriver, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona was able to slow the spread of Covid in the community by implementing a daily routine of "contact tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals, and vaccinations." S...

MIT Technology Review

Lisa Song

James Temple

29 April 2021

California, United States

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A decade after California established its forest offset program as a way to incentivize saving trees to store carbon, a new analysis shows that it might not be working. Loopholes in the program allow for people to cla...

Next City

Arielle Milkman

28 April 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Participatory planning, or meetings conducted to gather input from communities, have proven to be ineffective. It turns out community engagement doesn’t always result in highlighting issues and improving the quality o...

Global Press Journal

Odonchimeg Batsukh

27 April 2021

Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai Province, Mongolia

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A new wastewater treatment plant in Mongolia is cleaning up its water so it doesn’t cause environmental problems or poison livestock and herders. This is one of the first treatment plants built under the country’s nat...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Jonathan Levine

19 April 2021

South Sudan

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As a way to help train frontline health workers in developing countries about childbirth practices and child health, a nurse practitioner launched a video production project to offer short instructional films. In the ...

The Washington Post

Rachel Pannett

9 April 2021

Australia

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Indigenous Australians have fared far better than tribal regions in other parts of the world during the coronavirus pandemic due to a collaborative and proactive health campaign between health experts and aboriginal l...

Hakai Magazine

Pip Knight

9 April 2021

Canary Islands, Spain

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A pilot experiment in the Canary Islands seeks to recycle brine waste from desalination plants to grow hydroponic tomatoes. The leftover brine can be harmful for seagrass along the coast, so researchers looked into wa...

Tygodnik Powszechny

Krzysztof Story

8 April 2021

Poland

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Scientists, NGOs, conservationists, and the government worked together to bring the Polish wolf back from the brink of extinction. Methods like GPS tracking and genetic sampling have helped politicians made decisions ...

KNTV-TV

Marianne Favro

7 April 2021

Davis, California, United States

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Researchers at University of California, Davis found that cows that were fed a small amount of seaweed in their diet drastically reduced the amount of methane they emitted, which could be a low-cost climate solution f...

Civil Eats

Gosia Wozniacka

30 March 2021

California, United States

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A trial experiment with three farmers and several California universities is looking to better understand how to farm with little or no chemicals. No-till farming can boost soil health and better store carbon, but it’...

WXXI

Beth Adams

29 March 2021

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Mindfulness and meditation practices have been shown to reduce stress and neurological biomarkers of aging while also improving an individual's mood, resilience, and cognitive performance. To help connect caregivers t...

Science News

Brianna Randall

26 March 2021

Idaho, United States

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Conservationists, government agencies, scientists, and landowners are working together to restore streams using low-cost solutions from sticks, stones, and even beavers. Restoring these floodplains is important to hel...

Mongabay

James Fair

24 March 2021

Cyprus

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Thanks to efforts by the Society for the Protection of Turtles and a band of international volunteers, green and loggerhead turtle numbers in North Cyprus are rebounding. Last year, there were more than 2,400 nests co...

The Trace

Champe Barton

19 March 2021

United States

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The National Institute of Justice created CrimeSolutions in 2011 to rate crime-reduction programs as effective or not, based on a review of research literature. The service aims to inform crime policymaking with the b...

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