Location: North America

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/ Environment

18 Sep 2014

 

A groundbreaking ruling allows towns opposed to fracking to ban heavy industry within municipal borders

 
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/ Technology

03 Jun 2014

 

The US government has announced that it is withdrawing from its role as steward of the internet’s domain name system

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

19 May 2014

 

The solar-power industry in the US is creating jobs ten times faster than the economy as a whole, reports The Solar Foundation

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

02 Apr 2014

 

A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random

 
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/ Technology

02 Oct 2013

 

A US website is using people power to help diagnose medical conditions

 
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/ Positive Travel

08 Aug 2013

 

Ahead of the release of blockbuster film The Lone Ranger, Aaron Millar visited the Navajo Nation to discover the culture, identity and astonishing resilience of America’s first people

 
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/ Community

24 Jul 2013

 

Ben Whitford charts the rise of Idle No More, a movement gaining broad appeal as it attempts to protect the land and water upon which indigenous Canadian communities depend

 

Campaign to put LA Times in hands of the people

 
 

/ Media

13 Jun 2013

 

A crowdfunding campaign in the US is attempting to raise $660m to buy The Tribune Company, which owns publications including the LA Times, in order to prevent it from being taken over by media conglomerates

 
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/ Environment

19 Apr 2013

 

Sculptor James McNabb has created a series of wood sculptures exploring the idea that there should be no such thing as waste

 
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/ Environment

08 Apr 2013

 

Two prominent American colleges are re-examining their energy investment policies thanks to a national climate change campaign

 

Baby born with HIV appears ‘cured’

 
 

/ Health

17 Mar 2013

 

According to researchers, a baby has been ‘functionally cured’ of HIV, marking a potentially world-changing development in modern medicine

 

New York homicide falls to 40-year low

 
 

/ Community

05 Mar 2013

 

Murders in New York City have decreased significantly, mirroring trends across the rest of the United States

 
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/ Agriculture

16 Jan 2013

 

Thanks to a new collaborative programme and its open source ethics, young farmers in the US are working together to share sustainable and innovative farming technologies, ensuring the longevity of their livelihoods

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

10 Dec 2012

 

New initiative from Occupy movement unites people in mutual support to buy up and write off millions of dollars worth of citizen debts

 
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/ Culture, Positive People, Positive Travel

21 Sep 2012

 

A 30-year-old Innu man, Nikashant Antane (Michel Andrew), nicknamed Giant, has completed an epic 4,000km 'health' walk across the harsh hinterlands of subarctic Quebec and Labrador

 
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, / Environment, Positive People

18 Jun 2012

 

Stephen Lewis talks to one of the world’s best-known environmentalists, the founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, about the fierce struggles and successes of the environmental movement

 

Connecticut scraps death penalty

 
 

/ Justice

11 Jun 2012

 

The US state of Connecticut has scrapped the death penalty after years of work by campaigners

 
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/ Environment

05 Mar 2012

 

Students at Yale University discover a fungus that could help reduce plastic waste

 

US citizens edge away from mainstream banks

 
 

/ Economics & Innovation

02 Mar 2012

 

Survey finds that 11% of Americans who moved their money at the end of 2011 did so because of the Bank Transfer Day campaign

 

US solar industry thriving

 
 

/ Renewable Energy

27 Sep 2011

 

The solar energy industry is thriving in the US, according to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GMT Research. There has been a 66% growth in solar electric capacity so far this year, with almost 3,000 megawatts installed across the US, enough to power 600,000 homes. The industry hopes to install 10