US Navy Capt. Eward Zellem’s new book of Afghan proverbs provides a step toward greater literacy for many Afghans.
In response to the federal government shutdown, a group of Environmental Protection Agency staffers in Georgia made cleaning up a local creek a 'do it yourself' project.
The Fisher House Foundation and private donors will pay military family death benefits during the government shutdown. And other philanthropists are helping keep Head Start programs running.
After a flash of inspiration Glenn Paige wrote a book on 'nonkilling,' and now his concept is gaining momentum worldwide.
16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the education advocate who won the European Union's annual human rights award Oct. 10, is also a favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Maria Klemperer-Johnson is getting women ready for the growing and high-paying field of carpentry by teaching them to build tiny eco-friendly homes.
How a long-range forestry project transformed a small farm town in Peru.
Ghost Fishing, a global network of highly skilled volunteer divers, is cleaning up the underwater mess in oceans caused by abandoned fishing nets.
Former food company executive Don Larson founded The Sunshine Nut Company to create good jobs and bring other benefits to Africans.
Israeli Shaul David Judelman and Palestinian Ziad Abed Sabateen plan to open an organic farm together that will sell vegetables and support families in need.
Cities are dynamos of the global economy. Encouraging new ideas on transportation, food, housing, and jobs can make them even more vibrant.
At events known as Stand Downs, which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, military veterans from all walks of life gather to support one another.
Visits from so-called therapy dogs like Comet, a golden retriever, help those in nursing homes stay engaged, active, and communicative.
What can we do to help men who seek to commit violence find another way to deal with their problems? The story of Antoinette Tuff suggests that kindness is part of the answer.
Social enterprise d.light has teamed up with French oil and gas company Total to sell solar lights to low-income rural households in Africa and India.
Rushing to the scene of emergencies and disasters, Passarelli and her Soup Ladies nourish the helpers.
This year's four Right Livelihood Awards winners will share $312,000 in prize money. The winners are an American anti-chemical weapons advocate, a Palestinian human rights campaigner, a Congolese surgeon who helps wartime rape victims, and a Swiss pioneer of pest control for sustainable agriculture.
Started in Sandy Martin's bedroom when she was 13, The Little Nature Museum has received thousands of visitors who experience the results of her intimate knowledge of and love for nature.
Sister Angelique Namaika – a nun working in the Congo – has helped transform the lives of more than 2,000 women and girls forced from their homes and abused by the Lord's Resistance Army.