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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.

New Mexico Offers Free Child Care to Pretty Much Everyone

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The Land of Enchantment just launched the closest thing the U.S. has to universal child care.

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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 Cap-and-Trade Keeps People in Their Homes

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California’s program to lower carbon emissions has a surprising side benefit: preventing displacement.

Inside the Movement to Clean Up the World’s Most Toxic Sites

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A sprawling initiative identifies pollution hotspots so the communities affected by them can act.

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Does This Water Have Legal Rights?

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Threatened by development, five bodies of water are suing the State of Florida, making the unprecedented argument that nature has legal rights, too.

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

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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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