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How San Francisco Cracked the Urban Composting Code

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As California begins statewide composting, the place that pioneered it in the ’90s shows how dramatically it can benefit a city.

Happier Employees, Higher Profits: Covid’s Surprising Lesson for Restaurants

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As the pandemic pummeled the industry, some restauranteurs bucked trends by paying their employees even more. Now it’s paying off.

Women-Only Rangers Are Changing the Way Zimbabwe Fights Poachers

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The unit focuses on community engagement and job creation. Its tactics are working.

The Little-Known Tool Protecting California Towns from Polluters

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Most Californians have never heard of the CalEnviroScreen — even those whose communities it has shielded from ecological disaster.

Water-Guzzling Yards Are Getting a Celebrity Makeover

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A new reality series is using the HGTV method to tackle Florida’s water supply issues.

India’s ‘Open Prisons’ Are a Marvel of Trust-Based Incarceration

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For 12 hours a day, prisoners can let themselves out to work or visit family. In virtually every case, they come back.

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France’s High-Speed Hospital

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In this week’s news briefing: Governments help companies pay their workers, France uses its bullet train for high-speed triage and Indigenous graduation rates soar.

California’s Farm Worker Dwellings Get an Upgrade

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When a newly elected county supervisor saw where farm workers were living, he was appalled — and inspired.

Cops Are Learning Jiu-jitsu for Saner Policing

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“The gentle art,” which involves no punching or kicking, teaches how to restrain one’s opponent without injuring them.

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Nuclear Crocodiles Invade Florida — in a Good Way

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A nuclear power plant that became a thriving habitat for endangered crocs shows how conservation can work even in the most human-altered environments.

India’s ‘Open Prisons’ Are a Marvel of Trust-Based Incarceration

6 min read

For 12 hours a day, prisoners can let themselves out to work or visit family. In virtually every case, they come back.

Water-Guzzling Yards Are Getting a Celebrity Makeover

5 min read

A new reality series is using the HGTV method to tackle Florida’s water supply issues.

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