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How a non-profit in India is fighting corruption with fake money

Inspired by the nonviolent activism of iconic social reformist Mahatma Gandhi, the activists from a group called 5th Pillar are addressing the problem of corrupt officials, one bribe at a time. The key? An innovative tool called the Zero Rupee note. This blatantly false, oversized purple bill, complete with Gandhi's portrait, is handed to any officials who ask for a bribe in order to shame them into changing their behavior.

Science, Tech & Environment

A Puerto Rican scientist defends an ecological gem and wins a Goldman Environmental Prize

Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera grew up surfing a wild stretch of Puerto Rican coast called the Northeast Ecological Corridor. Years later, when he learned of plans to build two massive resorts in the area known for its biodiversity and as an important nesting site for endangered leatherback turtles, he rallied opposition to the project.