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Rachel Cramer

12 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Finding ways to reuse brewery waste can save water treatment plants money. In Havre, Montana, Triple Dog Brewing has entered into a partnership with the town’s wastewater treatment plant, supplying discarded barley to...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

10 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

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Upcycling spent barley helps to ease wastewater treatment. In Havre, Montana, the town’s wastewater treatment plant uses barley from a local brewery, Triple Dog Brewing, to feed bacteria. The nutrients from the barley...

The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

10 February 2020

Connecticut, United States

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Since 2007, Connecticut has taken major steps in juvenile justice reform – namely, the ages that youth are arrested or charged as adults. By moving 16 and 17 year olds out of the adult system and into the juvenile jus...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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6 February 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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From North Carolina to California, states and cities are taking a new approach to fines and fees – people are having their charges dismissed, warrants for minor offenses cleared, and many municipalities are actually s...

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Valerie Vande Panne

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3 February 2020

Lake George, New York, United States

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Brining roads before a snowstorm makes clearing roads easier and reducing the amount of salt runoff into the surrounding environment. In cities like Lake George, NY, and Cambridge, MA, municipal departments of transpo...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Christopher Howley

31 January 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona has the second most-polluted air of any state in America, but local government leaders are championing the Cleaner Trucks Initiative as one tool to improve air quality. The city of Phoenix received $1 million ...

The Nigerian News

Samuel Akpan

30 January 2020

Abuja, Nigeria

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The Nigerian government is cracking down on fake seed peddlers by enacting a system that detects fraudulent bags of seeds and removes them from distribution. The technology places a scratch code with a unique, one-tim...

The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

24 January 2020

Suffield, Connecticut, United States

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At Connecticut’s MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, people experiencing incarceration have the opportunity to participate in postsecondary classes, even completing a certificate or degree. They’re able to do ...

Bloomberg

Claire Jiao

23 January 2020

Philippines

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Discarded plastic can serve as construction material for major infrastructure and public works projects. In the Philippines, private companies like San Miguel are stepping in to participate in the government’s infrast...

Mongabay

Pragati Prava

20 January 2020

Aska, Odisha, India

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Pramila Bisoyi, a Member of Parliament hailing from the Indian state of Odisha, has shown the power of women in protecting the environment. She has created and led multiple Women Self Help Groups, who work together to...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

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9 January 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a coalition of organizers and community members called Reclaim the Block advocates for divestment from the city's police force and into more community-based initiatives and services. Advocat...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

9 January 2020

Oslo, Norway

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Oslo, Norway saw zero pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2019. The success comes from infrastructure redesign, increased traffic enforcement, overall policy prioritization of road safety, and collaboration between resid...

The Guardian

Damian Carrington

18 December 2019

El Fasher, Sudan

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Cooperation and collective action work not only to mitigate the effects of climate change, they can also build bridges to peace. In El Fasher, Sudan, farmers and pastoralists along the Wadi El Ku River have come toget...

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Emily Lanoue

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Taylor Morain

Tristen Webb

18 December 2019

Athens, Georgia, United States

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With Georgia’s Athens-Clarke county landfill nearing its fill limit, residents, organizations, and the city are taking a multi-pronged approach to reducing waste. A key part of this has been the fact that nearly half ...

The New York Times

David McCabe

Kate Conger

17 December 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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The passage of the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act was meant to hold accountable the online platforms where sex trafficking and sex work took place, but a year into its existence, it has shown negative, unintend...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

13 December 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City, Missouri is the first major U.S. city to offer free bus rides city-wide, hoping to expand access and boost the local economy. The city emulates free public transportation plans around the world, which hav...

BBC

Sophie Long

9 December 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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The city of Stockton, California is providing several low-income residents with $500 per month to pilot the effects of a "Universal Basic Income." So far, pilot participants report feeling less stressed about money, h...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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6 December 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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To tackle the inequality and lack of opportunity facing many of its historically marginalized communities, St. Paul, Minnesota, recently opened an Office of Financial Empowerment. The office will create a city-wide st...

AARP Magazine

Kristi Eaton

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2 December 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a group of city employees use data to drive decisions in city government ranging from the use of tennis courts to which job applicants will be awarded positions. In one project, the group analyzed ...

FastCompany

Julia Hotz

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2 December 2019

Berlin, Germany

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A nonprofit in Berlin tests the success of the Universal Basic Income structure, which is founded on the idea that a monthly stipend awarded to all individuals can create an invigorated labor force and allow people to...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

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27 November 2019

Dabeiba, Colombia

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1500-3000 Words

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In an effort to reincorporate former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Colombian government created Territorial Training and Reincorporation Spaces (ETCRs) to allow partial autonomy for the...

KBSX

Heath Druzin

25 November 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

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In the United States, many conservation efforts are funded by hunters through the 1937 Pittman-Robertson Act and the Duck Stamp. Over the years, there has been a decline in hunting, but organizations like Backcountry ...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

21 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An extensive investigation that, despite implementing an initiative called "Vision Zero" that aims to eliminate traffic and pedestrian fatalities, many cities still struggle to reduce the number of fatalities, year-ov...

Politico

Erick Trickey

21 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Reducing landfill waste takes a comprehensive approach. By implementing city-wide composting alongside trash collection and utilizing the sorting technology of Recology, the city’s municipal waste recovery company, Sa...

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Emily Nonko

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20 November 2019

Peoria, Illinois, United States

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Green infrastructure provides a return on investment and improves the quality of life in a community. In Peoria, Illinois, the city’s Public Works Department has piloted several green infrastructure initiatives with t...

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