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Gastropod

Nicola Twilley

Cynthia Graber

Geoff Manaugh

22 June 2021

Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

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Off the coast of Australia, the energy company Chevron is experimenting with new quarantine management techniques to ensure that any plants and pests don’t hitchhike to new places, which can devastate the global food ...

Investigate West

Robert McClure

18 January 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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For over a decade, environmentalists, Indigenous tribes, ranchers, politicians, scientists, and fishers in the Pacific Northwest have been able to defeat more than 20 proposals from coal and oil firms to ship fossil f...

Gimlet Media

Sarah Gonzalez

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Alex Blumberg

22 October 2020

Illinois, United States

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Refrigerants being used in old air conditioners or grocery story cooling systems leak into the atmosphere contributing to global warming. Tradewater, a company in Illinois, picks up these containers, destroys the refr...

Global Press Journal

Merveille Kavira Luneghe

20 September 2020

Kanyabayonga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Truck convoys ensure safer journeys for drivers and their goods around Kanyabayonga, an area that experiences intermittent instability and violence between armed groups. Up to 100 trucks carrying goods like charcoal, ...

BBC

Sarah Reid

27 July 2020

Iceland

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Climeworks, a Swiss start-up, is using technology to suck carbon out of the air and turning it into stone, essentially cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere permanently. Their plant in Iceland is able t...

BBC

Rina Diane Caballar

15 July 2020

Philippines

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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...

BBC

Nick Holland

26 May 2020

Costa Rica

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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 Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

4 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Monitoring spikes in ethylene allows produce distributors to reduce food waste. The Philadelphia based company, Strella Biotech, uses sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) to track when produce begins to emit ethyl...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Alexandra Christy

Winter 2020

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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A public transportation system just for women has been developed in New Guinea in response to the extreme harassment that women face. Launched in 2014, the program called "Meri Seif (“Woman Safe”) now serves 170,000 f...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

5 November 2019

Wudil, Nigeria

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Cold storage supply chains improve the reliability of vaccine delivery. In Nigeria’s Kano State, the establishment of zonal cold stores has increased immunization coverage. Local nodes equipped with solar powered refr...

WCAU-TV

Matt Delucia

26 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Storing solar energy improves the resilience of public transportation systems to disruptions in the energy grid. With the potential of extreme heat or weather conditions to cause issues in the reliability of electrica...

Bloomberg CityLab

Paul Hockenos

26 March 2019

Berlin, Germany

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Advances in lithium batteries as well as the plunging price of solar energy have spurred an increase in home solar energy batteries across Germany. While it used to be difficult to store solar energy, home solar syste...

OZY

Jared Lindzon

27 February 2019

Toronto, Canada

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Roger Gordon has achieved environmental success. He created “a refrigerator-sized machine that turns water and air into a reusable, renewable, ammonia-based NH3” - all for just 85 cents per gallon. The bigger challeng...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

25 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A benefit corporation called Burlap & Barrel brings together social enterprise work with quality products through the ethical production and distribution of single-source spices. The founders of Burlap & Barrel learne...

Grist

Maria Gallucci

21 February 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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As part of a larger shift toward transparency, the shipping industry is exploring blockchain technology through a collaboration between Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration and Frontier Sky. Together, they applied b...

BBC

Nick Holland

15 December 2018

London, United Kingdom

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The shipping industry has made moves to halve fuel consumption by 2050. With a few clever technological innovations--bubbles and rotating sails--ships are closer to that goal. But whatever the promise of these new tec...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Annie Banerji

15 October 2018

Jaipur, India

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The Gandhi Nagar train station is India’s first station to be run solely by women. This is groundbreaking in a country where “female employment is startlingly low, in large part due to social prejudices and general di...

The New York Times

Stanley Reed

21 September 2018

London, United Kingdom

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UPS has converted about one-third of its diesel vehicles to electric power, a move backed by the British government to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution in London. While making the switch to electric r...

BBC

Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

20 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Inventors have come up with energy-efficient refrigeration options. A fridge uses water and ice to protect vaccines in places with irregular access to electricity. An engine that runs on liquid nitrogen reduces fossil...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 July 2018

United States

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Truckers are ideally placed to spot and report sex trafficking. “They’ve been trained to be vigilant and they’re on the city streets, pulling into areas and being put up in hotels where this happens,” says Kylla Lanie...

The Guardian

Daniel Boffey

12 April 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden has opened the world's first stretch of road that will recharge car's batteries as people drive. Similar to a tram system, but half the cost, motorists install a moveable arm to the undercarriage of ...

Nation Africa

Leopold Obi

17 February 2018

Massi, Kenya

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To prolong the shelf life of mangos, a cash crop in Kenya, members of the Masii Horticultural Farmers Cooperative in Machakos County have found a way to build innovative coolers that will work without a need for elect...

Bloomberg CityLab

Erica Sweeney

14 November 2017

Arkansas, United States

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Truck stops are a hotspot for human trafficking. In Arkansas, where trucking is one of the state’s largest industries, truck drivers are being trained to spot human trafficking. If they see anything suspicious, they c...

News Deeply

Paul Tullis

10 August 2017

Canada

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Right whales are highly endangered and far too many were killed by ship strikes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With the help of the International Marine Organization, mitigation measures have been taken, such as to prev...

The New York Times

Michael Kimmelman

15 June 2017

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Rotterdam is increasingly threatened by climate change and the rising water levels that accompany it. Yet instead of building barriers, city officials are choosing to work with the water to help it flow through the ci...

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