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Crossing the Threshold

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How 8 Tiny Island Nations Outsmarted the World’s Biggest Fishing Fleets

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Tired of being overfished by wealthier countries, they stopped competing and started collaborating.

Ask Me Anything! Our New Contributing Editor Michaela Haas

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From the farmlands of rural Bavaria to the beaches of Southern California, our new colleague’s life has been a fantastic journey.

Clearing a Path from Prison to the Bar Exam

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A movement to empower formerly incarcerated people to become lawyers is changing the criminal justice system from the inside out.

Making the Business of Juneteenth Pay Off for Black America

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Corporations are embracing Juneteenth. Are they living up to the day’s true meaning?

Stand Up! It’s Time to Celebrate Black Music

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“Many of the people who were abolitionists pointed to the profound music we had created here as a sign of humanity and one of the reasons they argued that we were not to remain enslaved.”

This Country Turns Cocoa Into Electricity

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Ivory Coast produces more cocoa than anywhere else in the world. Now they’re using it to generate green energy.

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Tchau Tchau, Malaria

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In country after country, one of the world’s deadliest diseases is being eradicated. In many cases, it’s women leading the fight.

“Community Choice” Is Getting Renewable Energy to Millions

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A novel system gives consumers a green alternative to what their utility companies offer.

The Year the ‘Third World’ Came in First

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The pandemic has finally busted the outdated myth that so-called developing countries are less resilient than their wealthier peers.

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A Centuries Old Idea That’s Making Cities More Affordable Today

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Before being zoned out of existence, boarding houses gave less privileged city dwellers a place to live. Some places are bringing them back.

The ‘Cosmetics Shop’ Using Code to Help People Escape Their Abusers

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“When a woman places an ‘order’ and gives us her address, that’s the signal for us to send the police.”

The Cities Trailblazing Transit Service into the Wilderness

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“Transit to trails” is opening up breathtaking natural spaces to an outdoorsy crowd that is more urban-based than ever.

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