Raymond Burse is forfeiting a chunk of his salary at Kentucky State University to improve pay for the lowest-paid workers.
After successfully defeating miners, Aleta Baun is heading into the regional parliament to continue her campaign to protect the environment in western Timor, part of Indonesia.
Camp Patriot prods injured US military veterans to get out and get on with life.
18-year-old Kenyan Tom Osborn founded GreenChar, which makes clean-burning smokeless cooking charcoal from agricultural waste.
The once-remote Yanomami people have been challenged by the arrival of outsiders to their area of northern Brazil.
Her Camellia Network provides a way for former foster kids to share their stories and connect with mentors, job training, and internship programs.
PHOG Water has developed a net, based on ancient technology, that catches water from fog.
Punk rocker Ivan Suvanjieff and his wife, economist Dawn Engle, founded PeaceJam to help Nobel Peace Prize laureates share their stories with youths around the world.
The conductor is on a mission to bring Estonia’s Russian- and Estonian-speakers together in the way he knows best – through song.
More than 60 counties, cities, and states – and some corporations – are reducing discrimination against former offenders by 'banning the box' from job applications.
When Michael Sulsona's wheelchair broke down while he was shopping at a home improvement store, four employees dropped everything to help.
An Israeli student living in the US has started the online campaign #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies. While many have applauded, he says, others have been afraid to join in.
Tony Geraci has transformed the food program in Baltimore's public schools, replacing 'mystery meat' and canned foods with fresh, local produce and introducing students to how food is grown and prepared.
The Israel Longhorn Project wants to introduce Texas longhorns into desert areas of East Africa and Israel. The hardy species eats invasive shrubs and is resistant to diseases rampant in hot climates.