The GPS in smartphones could detect earthquakes and trigger warnings seconds before the strongest waves from the quake begin, researchers say.
Founder Dave Isay was awarded the 2015 TED Prize to promote his nonprofit work recording, sharing, and preserving the stories of people's lives.
Zar Aslam, president of Pakistan's nonprofit Environment Protection Fund, wants to put at least 25 of the three-wheeled motorcycles in service, driven by women.
Ethnic minorities in Japan didn't have a reliable source of news in their own languages – such as what to do if an earthquake strikes.
In India, a lack of electricity can mean sundown equals shutdown – lost productivity and vital income. Now a grass-roots trade group, SEWA, is helping with solar LED lanterns and clean cooking stoves.
A Colorado community's solar farm may be the first of many that lets people buy cheaper, greener electricity.
Hashtagcharity.org will match high-tech volunteers with worthy charities that need their help.
D.C. Central Kitchen offers a manual for other nonprofit groups that gives tips on staffing, budgets, marketing, and how to building partnerships.
Pauli Murray was an attorney, professor, author, and the first black woman to be a priest in the Episcopal Church. To raise her profile, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has named her house a national treasure.
Drones programmed with a sophisticated search algorithm will patrol the skies over wildlife parks in South Africa, a project backed by the US-based Lindbergh Foundation.
Monty Roberts is taking his message of nonviolent communication and developing trust to military veterans, military police, and incarcerated youths with post-traumatic stress disorder.
A Michigan food bank supplies farms and animal sanctuaries with food it can't use. 'We’re not taking food away from people, but we’re keeping it out of the trash,' says one animal shelter founder.
One in 5 fish is caught illegally. Now satellites are watching. Using satellite data, seafood suppliers can prove they are working with vessels that are fishing legally.
For decades, sharks have been sought for their fins and meat. But bans on finning and new attitudes toward eating shark fin soup are leading to optimism about the future for these iconic ocean predators.
The 14th Street Y finds success in providing convenient composting, accepting a wider-than-usual range of organic items that includes meat, bones, and shells.
Viewers to Volunteers allows ordinary people to help direct how corporations spend their charitable dollars.
The Boston-based artist creates outdoor murals across the US and abroad. 'Art has the potential to save someone’s life,' he says. 'Why be subtle about it?'
Drip irrigation systems, introduced to help with worsening drought, are restoring harvests, building resilience to erratic weather, and saving time.
Without clear vision, people in the developing world may be unable to secure a job or support a family. VisionSpring offers inexpensive eyeglasses to meet the need.
Water Is Life Kenya helps bring clean water to remote, rural communities, reducing disease and helping to lift people out of poverty.