NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 153 results for:

Engineering ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

TVO

Nathaniel Basen

22 April 2021

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After lithium-ion batteries from iPhones, laptops, or electric cars are used up, the Ontario-based company LiCycle recycles parts of them to be reused in new batteries or in other products. While the recycling process...

WKYT-TV

Garrett Wymer

Sam Dick

25 March 2021

Knott County, Kentucky, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A drone company and Kentucky Homeplace, a University of Kentucky initiative to address rural health, have used drones to deliver personal protective equipment packages to isolated, rural homes that can become inaccess...

BBC

Charlotte Horn

23 March 2021

Winterthur, Switzerland

Podcast

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A warehouse in Switzerland is being transformed into new creative workspaces. The catch: It’s being constructed out of reused building materials. About 70 percent of it is being made from old materials like wood floor...

The Guardian

Steve Rose

20 March 2021

s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A Dutch group of engineers known as the Weather Makers has an ambitious plan to regreen the Sinai Peninsula — the stretch of desert connecting Egypt to the rest of Asia. Their efforts would restore forests, wetlands, ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Klaus Sieg

8 March 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Brock Commons Tallwood House in Canada was the tallest building made of wood when it opened in 2017. Now, thanks to government policies, scientific research, and hundreds of examples of proof-of-concept, more deve...

The New York Times

Patrick Sisson

3 March 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

An apartment complex in Utah includes a solar battery in every apartment allowing the resident, power utility, and building developer to save costs for generating electricity. Through a unique partnership, the power s...

The Washington Post

Sarah Kaplan

Aaron Steckelberg

Jane Hahn

25 February 2021

San Diego, California, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Aptera Motors, a California-based startup, is poised to roll out the first mass-produced solar vehicle this year: for $25,900. The car is a three-wheel, aerodynamic electric vehicle covered in solar cells that can pro...

Physics World

Michael Allen

23 February 2021

Urbana, Illinois, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, scientists are looking for ways to ensure the future of nuclear power is safer. One possibility is improving the protective barrier that surrounds the fuel pellets. They coat...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Harry Jacques

11 February 2021

Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Indonesia, there are 27 “Guardian” sensors eavesdropping on forests as a way to monitor them for cases of illegal logging. The organization Rainforest Connection uses artificial intelligence to analyze the audio fr...

The Guardian

Damian Carrington

19 January 2021

Israel

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Batteries that can be fully charged in five minutes have been created for the first time, allowing electric cars to recharge faster. The Israeli company StoreDot produced 1,000 of these new lithium-ion batteries, whic...

The Washington Post

Ian Duncan

16 January 2021

South Bend, Indiana, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Reconfiguring streets to slow automobile traffic through its downtown business district and encourage pedestrians and bicycling enlivened South Bend's street life and proved a boon to its restaurants and other busines...

Bloomberg CityLab

David Zipper

6 January 2021

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

American cars made since the early 1980s have carried ratings from the federal New Car Assessment Program, showing how risky they are to human life in a crash. NCAP ratings motivated a host of safety enhancements by m...

BBC

Richard Kenny

24 November 2020

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Podcast

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As a way to reduce the amount of diesel fuel that powers trains, governments and transit companies around the world are turning to solar panels as a way to utilize renewable energy. In Australia, a solar train launche...

Christian Science Monitor

Lindsey McGinnis

9 November 2020

London, United Kingdom

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Tyre Collective, a project by four recent graduate students in London, is seeking to capture vehicle tire pollution, the microplastics that go into the air from the friction of tires. They have been developing a d...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

Bradly J. Boner

14 October 2020

Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Snowsheds are just one tool in Canada’s arsenal to combat the impacts avalanches can have on their complex road systems. Snowsheds are aboveground tunnels where snow can travel over it and into the river, thereby redu...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

Bradly J. Boner

7 October 2020

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A failed bridge construction project in the 1960s in Wyoming to mitigate the impacts of avalanches inspired Washington state to complete a similar project fifty years later. The project included an elevated bridge tha...

Citizen TV Kenya

Yvonne Okwara-Matole

28 September 2020

Kenya

Video

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Gjenge Makers Ltd is an alternative building product manufacturing company that creates products – such as pavers and blocks – out of recycled plastics. Founded by four Kenyan engineers, the team began by studying the...

Gazeta Wyborcza

Kacper Sulowski

22 September 2020

Lithuania

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A series of methodically planned and publicized measures to improve traffic safety have significantly lowered Lithuania's highway fatalities in what is now serving as a model for safety advocates in neighboring Poland...

The New York Times

Keith Schneider

22 September 2020

Spokane, Washington, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Eastern Washington University recently built the first tall wood office building in the state joining hundreds of other large “mass-timber” projects in the United States. This growing industry constructs panels, beams...

BBC

Rina Diane Caballar

15 July 2020

Philippines

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Since the Philippines relies on boats to transport people and goods across the island nation, a shipbuilding company is designing a new low-carbon alternative of the bangka — a traditional Filipino boat — that uses th...

Inkline

Soumaïla Diarra

28 June 2020

Bamako, Mali

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As Mali’s population increases and urban centers grow, women in the West African country are coming up with different solutions to reduce their consumption of charcoal and wood and reverse the worsening effects of cli...

The New York Times

Stanley Reed

4 June 2020

Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Floating wind turbines off the coast of Portugal is one of the latest experiments to convert wind energy into electric power. These machines can generate electricity for a city of up to 60,000 people. While it will ta...

BBC

Nick Holland

26 May 2020

Costa Rica

Podcast

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Old ships, powered by the wind, are being refurbished to sail small amounts of cargo around the world. While there are only a few hundred still in use, newer ships and sails are being designed and built with new techn...

The New York Times

Steve Lohr

20 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After learning that the U.S. would likely face a shortage of ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of "scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, physicians and regulatory experts" collaborated to design an ...

WUFT-PBS

Nicole Bowen

20 April 2020

Gainesville, Florida, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Altavian, a Gainesville, Florida based engineering company has figured out how to mass produce reusable N95 masks for healthcare workers using 3D printing technology. The mask – crucial in protecting healthcare worker...

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang