Barbara Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, welcomes the sixth class of Global Health Corps fellows for two weeks of training. The Global Health Corps places young professionals and recent college graduates in fellowships with health organizations in the United States and Africa for a year of service.
Katrell Christie, owner of a tea shop in Atlanta, helps educate girls in India, giving them choices beyond lives of hard labor.
Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary, a 540-acre reserve in Thailand, is home to elephants saved from a life of misery in the logging and tourism trades.
Textile-dyeing is one of the world’s most-polluting industries. China and other Asian nations releases trillions of liters of chemically tainted wastewater. New waterless dyeing technologies could sharply cut pollution.
They're committed to the future of Camden, N.J., and they've created one of the nation's fastest-growing networks of urban farms.
Her foundation wants to break the cycle of poverty by educating – from kindergarten through college – at least one child in each family.
Imazon, a nonprofit group, is collaborating with a Brazilian state to use real-time satellite imagery and advanced mapping techniques to protect the rainforest.
A new report shows that a gigantic cleanup machine proposed by 19-year-old Boyan Slat really could pick up much of the North Pacific's trash.
The All Veteran Group, mostly combat veterans, works with veterans with injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder by conducting 'leap of faith' weekends for those who have lost loved ones during war.
Girls’ Empowerment Mission assists high school girls from underserved communities through educational and growth experiences.
SongwritingWith:Soldiers provides a healthy emotional outlet. The songs help others facing similar challenges and build a bridge between military service and civilian life.
Scientists in the US and elsewhere are conducting intensive experiments to cross hardy weeds with food crops such as rice and wheat – making them more resilient as drought, higher temperatures, and elevated CO2 levels pose new threats to food supplies.
Solar panels installed at schools in remote areas off the electric grid allow students to stay past dark and hit the books.
Travelers arriving in Rio de Janeiro for soccer's World Cup (June 12-July 13) can rent a room or apartment in the city's safe and vibrant favela (slum) communities.
Traditional desalination has meant turning seawater into drinking water. But new technologies not only improve desalination but open up ways to use agricultural water and industrial effluent too.
She advises residents on how to obtain title to a vacant property and defends grass-roots garden projects threatened by development.
The Adaptive Climbing Group, rock climbers with physical or other issues, visits the Brooklyn Boulders gym in New York to train and overcome limitations.
Instead of being built around a pool or tennis court, 'agrihood' housing developments are centered around a farm, often using the sweat-equity of residents to produce food for the community.
A children's cartoon TV series, in which a female superhero dons a burka to fight injustice, has won a prestigious Peabody Award.
The We Women Foundation provides women in Myanmar (formerly Burma) with access to higher education. The goal: become leaders in their communities.