The two-foot-square prototype machine looks and functions like an ATM, but dispenses water instead of cash. Users are issued a card they use to claim a daily amount of water.
She lined her St. Louis-area basement with freezers and shelves and began distributing food, diapers, and toiletries free to local foster families.
Viateur and his wife, Judith, have married across the divide between Hutus and Tutsis, becoming entrepreneurs and peace builders.
Confections With Convictions is more than a fancy chocolate shop. It's a fresh start for troubled teens.
Embedded with solar cells, the world’s first energy-producing bike path is humming along in the Netherlands.
Jean Wiener won a Goldman Environmental Foundation prize for helping establish Haiti’s first Marine Protected Areas and promoting sustainable fishing practices.
A cash-transfer program aimed as food aid has had an unexpected effect: Most of the recipients use it to start small businesses or restock herds with drought-resistant cattle.
A member of the Snuff Puppets, a puppet theater group from Melbourne Australia, chases to 'lick' commuters at a train station in Singapore. The group was performing in Singapore as part of 50 Bridges, a series of vibrant arts and engagement programs celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australi...
Video games with a purpose, from peacemaking to teaching empathy to treating social problems such as discrimination, are growing in number and sophistication.
In a Nairobi, Kenya, slum, residents used technology to map the area, a key first step in solving problems from waste removal to street lighting. Those with phones can now report problems more accurately.
Rabbi Michel Serfaty takes his ‘friendship bus’ around France to spread a message of tolerance and understanding
An anonymous man inspired by a 'pay-it-forward' movement launched by his eighth-grade science teacher left the tip to a Times Square waitress who said she was facing eviction.
The aloe plants reduced erosion and improved the soil, enabling grass to grow in a dry climate. The leaves are exported to Britain as an ingredient in cosmetics.
The sportswear company wants to help save the oceans by recycling marine plastic trash into products.
A small but growing number of Americans are integrating donations to charity into weddings or other milestone celebrations.
Messages on social media during a recent flood in Jakarta, Indonesia, gave information about locals conditions such as water depth, enough to create useful flood maps, researchers found.
Cyclone Pam left behind devastation all along the string of some 80 islands that make up Vanuatu. Luxury yachts pitched in to help, bringing aid to remote locations.