Bamboo grows widely in Nepal, is easier to transport than heavier materials, and is relatively cheap to use, experts say. Twin earthquakes last year destroyed nearly a million buildings in the Himalayan nation.
Bert Looij aids ostracized Roma, who are also known as Gypsies – including those living at a rat-infested dump. 'I help them because nobody else is helping them,' he says.
From New York to Oregon, prison gardening programs are providing a cost-effective food source – and are giving inmates opportunities for personal growth.
The nonprofit group views 'treasures' as more than just material wealth.
Aliza Eliazarov’s tableaux of rescued food highlight just how much Americans waste. Some of her projects, displayed for passersby, have encouraged them to think more about the subject.
John Cummings has redeveloped an antebellum plantation in Louisiana where more than 350 slaves labored. Americans must ‘take responsibility’ for the wrongs of slavery, he says.
After four decades in public TV, John Kerr found himself living his childhood dream, serving at Yellowstone National Park.
Celebrate! RVA tells kids from challenging circumstances who may not get a birthday celebration at home that 'they matter.'
Once known as 'Red,' David Lee Windecher is now one of Atlanta’s hottest young lawyers. His message: Too many Americans buy into a myth that youths are a lost cause.
Several kitchen-based initiatives, from New York to California, are giving refugees opportunities to make a living. The initiatives can serve as a counterpoint to anti-immigration sentiment, proponents say.
Makoko Floating School, built with local wood and floating on hundreds of recycled plastic barrels, can adapt to changing water levels and withstand storms and floods.
Lisa Hallett co-founded the Wear Blue running club – now with 15,000 members – to commemorate soldiers who have died in action. Helping others cope with those losses has become her mission.
Akanksha Hazari's data company helps underserved communities earn rewards for water filters, tuition fees and more.
A growing movement is using music to challenge negative perceptions of the Roma, or gypsy, community in Kosovo.
'These encounters break down barriers – everything the Palestinians knew about us, and everything we knew about them, simply disintegrates,' says the founder of The Road to Recovery.
Young British entrepreneur Tom Cridland is designing a line of practical, everyday clothing meant to last decades and be more eco-friendly.
Today (March 8) is International Women's Day. From Ukraine to Mexico, women across the world are finding creative ways to break cycles of violence in their communities.
The new mapping process uses an algorithm to analyze satellite images and send automatic alerts about questonable logging activity.
An entrepreneur urges farmers to stop cutting down acacia trees for fuel and instead suspend bee hives from them, creating a perpetual – and higher – source of income.
Unabashedly enthusiastic about the ancient city, the German archaeologist fights environmental threats and structural collapses that threaten this historical jewel.