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Why ‘Work from Anywhere’ Works for Refugees

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As remote employment becomes the norm, some refugees are discovering new opportunities and autonomy.

L.A.’s New Reflective Streets Bounce Heat Back into Space

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The air in these neighborhoods is getting cooler — with huge implications for sweltering cities worldwide.

The Nine Cent Taxis of Rural South Korea

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In places where bus service has vanished, dirt-cheap taxis are keeping people mobile.

Meet the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Soccer Club

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An all-vegan stadium. A field fertilized with seaweed. How the owner of the sport’s most sustainable team is cultivating “a new kind of soccer fan.”

These Guides Help Defendants Avoid the Legal System’s Boobytraps

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When filling out forms with the wrong color ink can lead to jail time, you need a navigator.

Once Upon a Pandemic, New York Let Its Street Vendors Thrive

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When vendors in Queens started self-governing during Covid, the city got a glimpse of how public spaces can truly flourish.

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Cleaning Up Rivers Is Saving the Oceans

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When an architecture student’s dazzling ocean cleanup concept fizzled, she started thinking smaller — and tackled the problem at the source.

How a Group of Political Novices Ended Gerrymandering in Michigan

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Their success proves that you don’t need political power — or a Supreme Court majority — to get fair congressional districts.

Hey Siri, Learn to Speak Kinyarwanda

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The most popular voice assistants don’t recognize a single native African language. Now thousands across the continent are donating their voices to change that.

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France’s ‘Peevolution’ Is Irrigating Farms With Liquid Gold

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A century ago, Paris recycled half of its urine. Today, it’s being used as a high-grade fertilizer once again.

Returning 600,000 Acres to Nature, One Piece at a Time

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As homeowners, churches and even railway operators “rewild” their land, biodiversity is flocking back to England’s East Anglia region.

Cleaning Up Rivers Is Saving the Oceans

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When an architecture student’s dazzling ocean cleanup concept fizzled, she started thinking smaller — and tackled the problem at the source.

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