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Automated Intelligence is Helping Us Tackle Ocean Plastic Pollution
Global Citizen

Scientists estimate that 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. Peter Kohler has spearheaded The Plastic Tide Project which involves flying drones above coastlines and oceans to pinpoint plastic waste to better target clean-up efforts. The drones rely on artificial intelligence…

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New Initiatives Unlock Quality Education in Developing Regions
Heather Kaczrowski

In 2007, Opportunity International launched the EduFinance initiative to offer a new, market based, entrepreneurial approach to help solve the global education crisis. By building the capacity of local communities to grow their own quality, affordable private schools, over 2.3 million children have gained access…

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In the Fight Against Plastic Pollution, Chile Bans Plastic Bags
Global Citizen

On June 1, Chile banned retail businesses from using plastic bags as a part of a growing campaign against plastic pollution. Chilean President Sebastian Piñera says “A bag is manufactured in a minute, used for half an hour, and remains 400 years in our nature.”…

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Research in Germany is Creating Sustainable Solutions in Ghana
DW.com

In the wilds of Ghana, herdsmen shepherd goats, sheep, and cattle and commonly allow their livestock to bathe in the same water source that 22% of Ghana’s population relies on. This leaves the population vulnerable to waterborne disease carried by livestock and imposes an urgent…

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Bringing Sustainable Foods to Los Angeles
Tal Pinchevsky

According to Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap” report, 1.5 million people in Los Angeles County do not have funds for sufficient amounts of food. The county has recently received assistance, as local food and beverage companies and restaurants are collecting food that would have…

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