Tech & Innovation for Good

Stories About Using Technology and Innovation To Make a Difference

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 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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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

16 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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Meet the Black Women Behind the New Digital Startups Aimed at Reducing Health Disparities

Only 3% of active physicians are Black women. A wave of new digital platforms is trying to make it easier to find them.
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Reddit Uplifting News: 8 Best Wholesome Subreddits

From news stories about human progress to inspiring personal accomplishments, these uplifting, wholesome, and positive subreddits will make you smile and give you hope for the future.
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Folders of good news apps on an iPhone, including Squirrel News, Goodable, Good News Network, Good News 4 U, Uplifing News, Happy Daze, and more

9 Best Good News Apps to Keep You Informed & Inspired

While the app store is filled with positive news apps, many haven't been updated in years. Here's a breakdown of the best apps to leave you feeling more hopeful.
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A worker walking through the doors of Clackamas County's Water Treatment Facility

Oregon Is Turning Sewage Into an Endless Supply of Green Energy

Converting poop into heat and electricity offers a tantalizing proposition: more waste equals more clean power.
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