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The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

5 April 2021

Seychelles

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A public-private scheme between the Seychelles Islands Foundation and a government agency is allowing residents to plant seeds of the coco de mer, or sea coconut, as a way to save the endangered tree species. So far, ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Anuradha Nagaraj

8 March 2021

Saligao, Goa, India

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Through a government funding program, several communities are working on initiatives to improve their access to clean drinking water. In India, one community formed a citizen’s group, cleaned up a local pond, and rest...

WUNC

Jay Price

2 March 2021

Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States

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A unique partnership between the U.S. military, conservation groups, private landowners, and state and local governments has allowed the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker to grow in numbers. By working together, they...

Atlas Obscura

Winnie Lee

16 February 2021

Longicharo Island, Kenya

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The nonprofit group Save Giraffes Now, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Northern Rangelands Trust, and local community members are working together to save the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe species. Rising lake level...

BBC

Peter Yeung

7 January 2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Under an innovative scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, indigenous communities are obtaining the legal right to own and manage the forests where they reside. This ownership has shown success in slowing defores...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

5 January 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

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The Street Moves initiative in Sweden is pushing local communities to become the designers of their own streets’ layouts and look at urban planning through the lens of the “one-minute city.” Through a public-private p...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Christopher Howley

Dylan McKim

Michael Hannan

15 December 2020

Alpine, Arizona, United States

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As the Mexican wolf population neared extinction, the Arizona Game & Fish Department and the Endangered Wolf Center have been placing pups born in captivity in wild dens. This effort, known as cross-fostering, has bee...

Global Press Journal

Nansalmaa Oyunchimeg

6 December 2020

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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After banning the burning of raw coal as a way to reduce air pollution in Mongolia, residents of Ulaanbaatar switched to refined charcoal to heat their homes. However, that coal also wasn’t the cleanest and contribute...

Atlas Obscura

Amy Yee

24 November 2020

Rwanda

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Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, once a conservation failure, has been revitalized with fences, patrols, and new technology to become a successful wildlife park. The government partnered with conservation group African...

Planet Detroit

Rhonda J. Smith

6 November 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two urban farmers launched a GoFundMe and raised $55,000 to help provide land security to Black farmers in Detroit. Through the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund, they will select applicants to grow crops for five years ...

70 Million

Sonia Paul

28 September 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, Project Greenlight uses video surveillance technology to try to solve and deter street crime. Instead of the police requesting private security video after a crime occurs, businesses pay to install the Gre...

Yes! Magazine

Ray Levy-Uyeda

13 August 2020

Montana, United States

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Abandoned oil wells in Montana leak thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year, so the Well Done Foundation is working to plug up those wells. In about a year, the foundation plugged its first thr...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Izabelė Pukėnaitė

30 July 2020

Šilutė, Lithuania

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A Lithuanian government program pays farmers to delay working in their fields in an effort to preserve the aquatic warbler, an endangered bird species. While there are 186 farmers who participate in the program, more ...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

22 July 2020

Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States

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Zero Mass Water partnered with the Navajo Nation to bring water into the homes of rural residents who may not have easy access to a water source. Hydropanels that connect to a tap inside the home use sunlight to absor...

The Arizona Republic

Ian James

19 April 2020

Francisco Murguía, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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A unique partnership between environmental groups and governments in the United States and Mexico has led to the resurrection of wetlands and forests in the long-dry Colorado River Delta. Since the waters were dammed ...

The New York Times

Matt Apuzzo

David D. Kirkpatrick

1 April 2020

United States

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While most other scientific research around the world has come to a halt, coronavirus research is flourishing as a global collaboration of scientists focuses on understanding the virus and finding a vaccine. Competiti...

CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

Sophie Jeong

Ivan Watson

12 March 2020

South Korea

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South Korean molecular biotech company, Seegene, created, tested, and received approval for a COVID19 test kit in just three weeks. Using a supercomputer’s big data system and taking advantage of the Disease Control &...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

21 February 2020

Indonesia

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A space-based initiative called Global Fishing Watch is using satellite imagery and data to hold companies accountable to their promise of providing sustainable sourced seafood. While the volume of data and cost of ob...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

24 January 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In 2018, a per-employee tax levied on Amazon and other Seattle businesses making over $20 million a year was struck down by council members with unfavorable polling. In 2020, that same referendum is being brought back...

The Telegraph

Max Blau

13 December 2019

Georgia, United States

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Without federal oversight, prisons are left to their own devices to determine what sort of health care they want to provide. That, combined with limited funding and resources, often leads to low-cost privatized health...

Atlanta Magazine

Max Blau

12 December 2019

Georgia, United States

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As prison populations have increased dramatically since the 1980s, prisons have outsourced inmate health care to private companies, like CorrectHealth, to save money. While it is the most incentivizing when it comes t...

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...

Associated Press

Chris Ehrmann

6 November 2019

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford, Connecticut, in partnership with Lyft and the criminal justice reform group, #cut50, is providing transportation credits to formerly incarcerated individuals. The effort aims to help individuals reentering t...

American City & County

Laurie Mazur

21 October 2019

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Unprecedented challenges are frequently popping up with the onset of climate change, so governments too have to adjust their processes and strategies. Some new procurement tools used by several different cities includ...

Sierra Club

Jason Mark

September/October 2019

Patagonia National Park, Chile

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After amassing a large amount of property in Chile, the Tompkins Conservation would donate millions of acres to the government to maintain as national parks for wildlife conservation and sustainable land use. This was...

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