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Carey L. Biron

Door-knocking neighbors help avert home seizures in Detroit

20 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Delores Orr was going door-to-door helping her Detroit neighbors deal with the effects of one of the nation's worst tax foreclosure crises, she was shocked at how many people didn't know their homes were in danger or what to do about it.

FEATURE-Door-knocking neighbors help avert home seizures in Detroit

20 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Delores Orr was going door-to-door helping her Detroit neighbors deal with the effects of one of the nation's worst tax foreclosure crises, she was shocked at how many people didn't know their homes were in danger or what to do about it.

Global recognition 'opens doors' for peasant groups, right to land

18 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Across the globe, rural workers and rights groups are testing an international agreement they say could help hundreds of millions of people protect their right to own and use land.

Conserve or develop? Protecting floodplains could cut flood costs: researchers

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buying flood-prone U.S. land and protecting it from development would be far cheaper than paying later for flood damage to homes and other structures built there, researchers said Monday.

Trading water: Can water shares help save California's aquifers?

03 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - California is by far the United States' most populous state, as well as its largest agricultural producer. Increasingly, it is also one of the country's most parched places.

FEATURE-Trading water: Can water shares help save California's aquifers?

03 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - California is by far the United States' most populous state, as well as its largest agricultural producer. Increasingly, it is also one of the country's most parched places.

'Good neighbors'? U.S. hospitals invest in land, housing to treat crisis

21 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Whitney Brown decided to move back to her hometown in Virginia after graduating from university two years ago, she ran into an obstacle: There was nowhere for her to live.

FEATURE-'Good neighbors'? U.S. hospitals invest in land, housing to treat crisis

21 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Whitney Brown decided to move back to her hometown in Virginia after graduating from university two years ago, she ran into an obstacle: There was nowhere for her to live.

Will power: Could property inheritance help close U.S. 'wealth gap'?

12 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From her home in West Oakland, a gentrifying neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco, Iris Corina could see a looming problem — and she worried her neighbors were not doing enough to prepare.

FEATURE-Will power: Could property inheritance help close U.S. 'wealth gap'?

12 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From her home in West Oakland, a gentrifying neighbourhood across the bay from San Francisco, Iris Corina could see a looming problem — and she worried her neighbours were not doing enough to prepare.

World News

China heads into Lunar New Year on shutdown as virus spreads

China shut part of the Great Wall and suspended public transport in 10 cities, stranding millions of people at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday as authorities rush to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800.