Tech & Innovation for Good

Stories About Using Technology and Innovation To Make a Difference

Terraces used for farming in Pantelleria, Trapani district, Sicily, Italy.

Could This Ancient Farming Technique Be a Climate Solution?

Terracing has been used for centuries to help prevent fire, moderate temperatures, and make farming possible even when water is scarce.
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Aniket and his mother pose for the camera at the entrance of their house

The Addresses of the Future Are Saving & Improving Lives

In India, a new way of identifying where people live is changing the lives of thousands whose homes never officially existed — until now.
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Dan Nanamkin leads a prayer for the land inside a geodesic dome under construction during an opening ceremony at a micro-farm

Farms in Central Washington Boost Their Yield With Solar Energy

Two greenhouse domes on the Colville Reservation will house the state’s first 'agrivoltaics' project, where food and electricity can grow in tandem on small acreage.
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Hand-drawn illustration of Too Good To Go logo on a brown bag with fruits and veggies in the background

Too Good To Go: How Saving Food Can Help Save the Planet

One company has a creative solution to food waste and addresses both access and affordability of healthful foods plus the environmental impact of sending food to landfills.
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Two ducks swimming through a river

Shoring Up Coastlines and Communities With Green Infrastructure

When the natural world inspires engineering projects, the results can both protect us from climate impacts and center the needs of frontline communities.
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Ecosia.org's homepage on a green background

‍Ecosia Review: Is It Legit? How Can It Plant Trees For Free?

We break down how Ecosia works, whether or not it’s legit, if using it actually plants trees, and what you can use instead if you’re so inclined. Plus, some good news!
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City bus driving at night

For This City, Fare-free Transit Is a Big Success

Alexandria, Virginia went fare-free in 2020 and has seen ridership remain close to pre-pandemic levels. With frequent service and plenty of money to fund the buses, the transit experiment appears to be working, for now.
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Nine non-Audible audiobook apps in a folder: Libro.fm, Scribd, Chirp, Libby, Speechify, LibriVox, Audiobooks, Hoopla, Apple Books

15 Alternatives To Audible For Ethical Audiobook Lovers

While it's convenient to be able to access spoken word entertainment like audiobooks and podcasts through a monthly subscription, Audible is actually harmful to the industry at large. Fortunately, we have great recommendations for non-Amazon alternatives.
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A woodland caribou in the forests of Canada

Caribou Herds Tripled Thanks To Indigenous Knowledge and Science

An Indigenous-led conservation program in British Columbia, Canada, has successfully increased a caribou herd from 38 individuals to 113 in less than a decade, according to a new study.
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Medical professionals in Ukraine with solar-powered kit. Credit: Footprint Project.

Solar Microgrids Are Keeping Ukraine’s Hospitals Running

U.S. renewables experts support the war-besieged country with tech hailed a ‘game-changer’ for disaster relief settings.
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