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Wind Turbines Are Being Recycled Into Bike Shelters, High-speed Rail Lines, Power Line Poles, and Roofs

The Danish port city of Aalborg, where the new recyclable blades are being made, has found an innovative new use for old blades, by turning them into bike shelters for the city’s cyclists.
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Innovative Apps & Tech Tools Are Supporting Farmers Across Africa

From renting tractors to monitoring crops by satellite, a slew of agri-tech innovations have emerged over the last decade to serve Africa's long-neglected small-scale farmers.
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Researchers Have Figured Out How to 3D Print Bridges With Dramatically Less Waste and C02

Researchers have used 3D printing to build load-bearing concrete structures that require significantly less material and no steel reinforcement or mortar.
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The New Malaria Vaccine is Poised to Save Millions of Children's Lives

The World Health Organization has approved a malaria vaccine for use in children for the first time. Here's what you need to know about the new malaria vaccine.
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Virtual Reality May Help Us Develop Empathy for Oceans and Marine Life

Getting people to care about the oceans — which are out of sight and out of mind for many — can be particularly challenging. And virtual reality may be a creative solution.
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How an Italian Denim Manufacturer Has Created the World's Most Sustainable Jeans

Candiani's denim operation is sometimes called “the greenest mill in the blue world.” And their denim formula has been awarded Global Organic Textile Standards GOTS approval and won numerous awards.
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CT Scans Have Been Saving Lives for 50 Years — Thanks To An Eccentric Engineer at the Beatles’ Record Company

The CT scan has benefited the health of many patients around the world, helping identify tumors and determine if surgery is needed.
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L.A.'s New Reflective Streets Bounce Heat Back into Space

Cities are painting their streets white. The air in these neighborhoods is getting cooler — with huge (positive) implications for the planet.
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This App is Fighting Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Food banks and nonprofits do an amazing job helping people who live with food insecurity. But the stigma around asking for help causes some people to go without. Using mobile technology and existing food sector systems, this startup is connecting hungry people with sources of help.
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Good News: 17 Innovative and Life-Saving Medical Advancements from the Last Century

It’s easy to see that health care looks drastically different than it did just a few generations ago — and it’s for the betterment and wellbeing of our communities.
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