Economic Good News

Stories about money and economics being used for good — and good being done for money and economies

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Wealthy nations finally deliver promised climate aid, as calls for more equitable funding for poor countries grow

While they were two years late delivering on their promise, rich countries partially compensated for their earlier shortfalls, contributing nearly $116 billion in climate aid to developing countries.
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Calls for divestment from apartheid South Africa gave today's pro-Palestinian student activists a blueprint to follow

By calling out complicity on the part of colleges, corporations, and the government in South Africa’s system of apartheid, student activists were able to show that demands for divestment could be a concrete and effective form of protest.
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Solar co-ops rise as a solution for low-income families to access renewable energy

For families who can’t pay high upfront costs for solar energy, cooperatives offer a solution.
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Biomedical engineer designs affordable, groundbreaking stroke screening for sickle cell patients in Africa

An assistant professor of biomedical engineering is working to reduce the likelihood that children born with sickle cell disease will die from stroke, one of the most common complications.
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22 Ideas To Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a celebration of the many contributions and achievements of the AAPI community. 
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These are the current 10 best cities for public transportation in the US

From coast to coast, we scoured the nation and found the cities that make getting from A to B easier than anywhere else.
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This 'cacao project' boosts livelihoods and buffers biodiversity in Sierra Leone

A shade-grown cacao plantations project provides wildlife refuge while generating income for cacao farmers in the Gola rainforest in West Africa.
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You can now apply to join the American Climate Corps, with 2,000 new positions open across the country

Applications are now open for 2,000 jobs in the American Climate Corps, which are available in 36 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.
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How to end global extreme poverty with choice & dignity — according to Rory Stewart

Former MP and UK Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart recently gave a TED Talk, describing his solution to ending extreme poverty around the world.
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Maggie Rogers is selling concert tickets to her fans IRL to fight exploitation in the live music industry

Maggie Rogers just dropped her third album "Don't Forget Me," and will soon take it on tour. But first — she's selling tickets in-person at box offices.
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This building in Detroit was transformed into permanent housing for veterans experiencing homelessness

Four organizations in the city and a national partner used their relationships and data to reduce homelessness toward “functional zero.”
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Public Health Officer 1st Lt. Gyasi J. Mann, right, and Bioenvironmental Engineer Senior Airman Emilio D. Gonzalez, second from right, help homeless veterans choose a pair of reading glasses during Stand Down 2012 at the National Guard Armory in Cherry Hill

VA's work to end veteran homelessness is working. Advocates hope efforts could work for civilians too.

In late January, groups of volunteers around the country set out on foot and in vehicles in search of individuals experiencing homelessness.
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