In Mali, domed mud-brick homes are cheaper, protect fast-vanishing local forests, and make homes cooler in worsening summer heat.
In novels and films Harry Potter stands up for vulnerable people. Members of the real-world Harry Potter Alliance now have gotten Fair Trade certification for products sold in their hero's name.
In India, one man’s idea to double salaries and let artisans work from home has created a positive ripple effect across five states.
Originally focused on finding justice for Myrna Mack Chang, she now seeks it for others who suffered during and after a brutal 36-year civil war in Guatemala.
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement looks at black men and boys not as problems to be fixed but as individuals with potential.
Cleveland's Rust Belt Riders is a worker-owned, bike-based, organic waste removal company.
In their annual Gates Foundation letter, Bill & Melinda Gates say that 'the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.'
The Raţiu Center advocates for human rights, accountability among public officials, and the participation of youths in civil society.
Innovative projects are trying to help feed the world's booming cities by farming in urban spaces, including high above, and far beneath, busy streets.
BR McDonald founded the Veteran Artist Program to brings art, music, theater, and painting to communities across the country while helping veterans launch careers in the arts.
How do you get from a tough childhood in South Central Los Angeles to mission control? By taking fear out of the equation.
The enormous, centuries-old Berlin City Palace was badly damaged by Allied bombs in World War II. But now Wilhelm von Boddien's dream that it rise again as a cultural landmark is coming true.
Fewer than 100 little vaquita porpoises are left in the Gulf of California. California teenager William Whittenbury aims to save them.
The urban drainage system of Los Angeles can never quite look like wild creeks, but restoring some capacity to store, slow, and filter water fixes many problems at once.
Surprising and unorthodox strategies – board games, nail salons, membership health clinics – are showing promising results in addressing the needs of those in extreme poverty.
'Food Chains,' a film documentary, chronicles how Florida's tomato pickers were able to work with food companies to raise pay and improve working conditions.