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New ‘Open Rivers Fund’ to restore waterways, remove aging dams 

Fifty years ago, the United States was at the height of a long era of dam construction. Since the first days of the United States, Americans have been building dams and putting rivers to work for mills, to generate electricity and to store water for cities, farms and towns. Dams were considered a symbol of American…

Bears Ears, a land of culture and mystery 

Update: On December 28, President Obama has designated Bears Ears as a national monument. This historic action to protect an unique and culturally important land is part of our nation’s legacy to honor Native Americans and our shared history.   In southeast Utah, five sovereign Native American nations have come together as the Bears Ears Inter-tribal…

Video: Making women’s work visible 

Photography is a powerful medium for telling stories — but not all stories are equally visible. That’s why the Hewlett Foundation, Getty Images Reportage and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WEIGO) partnered to create a collection of high-quality photographs to show the ways that women around the world work, often in informal and…

Why is deeper learning important? 

We live in a fast-changing world. Every two years, the amount of digital information more than doubles. What is novel today may become quickly outdated. Experts predict that nearly two-thirds of elementary school students will one day hold a job that hasn’t been created yet. But our schools look the same as they did in…

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