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.
Aliquippa, Pa., faces tough economic challenges. But scores of people of all faiths are working together to help resurrect it.
Young Americans are more serious about giving back through volunteering than were their parents, an AP poll finds.
As 2015 dawns, the West African community in Dallas is no longer the focus of Ebola fears. It can turn its attention to helping those in need in places like Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
The World of Timber business is a rare example of reconciliation between warring factions in Colombia's five-decade war that has killed 200,000 people and displaced 6 million.
Armel Nibasumba is committing his life to helping end the ethnic tensions that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Africans.
Photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the globe for three decades, inviting viewers to deeply connect with her subjects.
Check out this short video of a Ugandan teenager just 10 weeks into a sign language program.
A historical schooner is now a unique classroom that offers hands-on learning and life lessons.
In White Plains, N.Y., local police stepped in to save a family's Christmas after their gifts were stolen. It turns out, that's not so unusual.
A simple build-it-yourself camera teaches science and art.
St. Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center in Uganda teaches skills that allow women to earn a living for themselves – and often for the children they bore as slave 'wives.'
Her Women With Drive Foundation helps women whose only barrier to self-sufficiency is the lack of transportation.
Robert Egger's L.A. Kitchen aims to reduce food waste and unemployment while combating hunger and isolation among older adults.
Christopher and Regina Catrambone launched the Migrant Offshore Aid Station to rescue migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe.
Walden Pond, considered the birthplace of the environmental movement, will have a new visitor center, powered by solar energy, that includes a charging station for electric cars.
Ms. Yamin has been a key actor in getting that ambitious goal into the discussion of carbon emission reductions under way at the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru.