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Ryan Duffy

This Scientist Is Tackling What Could Be The Largest Coral Reef Die-Off Ever

Ryan Duffy | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Ryan Duffy

When we first met Dr. Ruth Gates this fall, she said something that really stuck with me. She told us that one of the problems with the scientific community is that "we can agree on 95% of something, and then debate the last 5% until it's too late to act."

Can This Unconventional Crime Prevention System Work?

Ryan Duffy | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Ryan Duffy

We first heard of Sidney Torres and the French Quarter Task Force when he started to get some press early this summer. We were drawn to it for the same reasons a lot of people were probably writing about it: it sounded completely insane. A rich trash mogul in New Orleans is playing Bruce Wayne, running a private crime-fighting detail in the streets of the French Quarter? Really??

This Might Be The Most Effective Way To Rebuild Baltimore

Ryan Duffy | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Ryan Duffy

Baltimore has gotten a lot of attention recently for all the wrong reasons. You've probably read about the city's economic struggles, with recent reports estimating that nearly a quarter of its residents living below the poverty line. Or maybe you saw reports on its failing school system, which currently graduates about 56 percent of its high school students, while the national average hovers up around 80 percent. And if you've somehow missed all that, you definitely know the name Freddie Gray.

Man Who’s Been Homeless 15 Years Gets Apartment, Proves ‘Housing First’ Works

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact

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Now What: The World's Biggest Problems, Humanity's Most Creative Solutions

Ryan Duffy | Posted 10.21.2015 | Green
Ryan Duffy

Now What is a series I've wanted to do for a while now, mostly because I found myself asking that question at the end of a bunch of stories I've covered over the years. I honestly wanted to know what, if anything, could be done about a lot of these big, ongoing struggles -- with climate change, with homelessness, with food production, etc.

Now What: Meet The Inventor Using Drones To Save the Rainforest

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

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HBO's Vice: Welcome to the War Zone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In case you were wondering which border is the world's most dangerous (Pakistan-India) or how to make a gun out of scrap metal, Vice on HBO is the show for you.