A new law in Oregon that puts a citizen review panel in charge of breaking through political spin. It could be a first step in making better policy decisions.
Some immigrants from Mexico don't speak Spanish or English but native languages. Juan Castillo helps them learn.
The Africa Mercy, a charity-funded hospital ship docked in Sierra Leone, provides the most sophisticated medical facility in the region.
Khaldun Bshara heads RIWAQ, a West Bank architectural firm which renovates and preserves buildings that are part of Palestinians' cultural heritage.
How did snowy Minneapolis beat out Portland, Ore., for the title of best bike city in America? This year, Minneapolis is adding 57 new miles of bikeways to the 127 miles already built, and an additional 183 miles are planned over the next 20 years.
Ballroom dance instructor Pierre Dulaine helps kids from all backgrounds in New York City and around the world gain confidence and other life skills through ballroom dancing.
The giant retailer says it doesn't 'want customers to have to choose between products that are sustainable or products that are affordable.'
American Jeremy Teicher teaches youths in Senegal how to be filmmakers who tell their own stories.
Baby boomers discover ways to apply their skills and life experience to purposeful second careers.
'Good Samaritan' laws around the US and elsewhere shelter those giving aid in emergencies from prosecution and encourage good deeds.
High school junior Tatiana Grossman founded 'Spread the Words' to send books, both paper and digital, to schoolchildren in Africa.
Yale researcher Mark Brackett says helping students to develop empathy can make teachers more effective and students more successful.
Ensuring that women make their own choices about child-bearing and cutting waste are two important ways to ease the challenges of a more populous world.
Ryan Clinton helped make Austin, Texas, a 'no kill' zone for shelter animals. His next goal: The rest of the US.
Christian missionary Tim Peters sends aid to impoverished North Korea while working to help defectors come to the South.
New York-based nonprofit Bpeace provides a network of business professionals who volunteer to help entrepreneurs in conflict-affected countries such as Afghanistan, Rwanda, and El Salvador.
Harish Hande wants to make solar power available to all Indians – even the poorest street vendors.
Nigel Waller wants to bring 'virtual mobile phone' service to the Bottom of the Pyramid – the poorest of the world's poor.
Scientists are experimenting with growing meat directly from stem cells. Cost and quality questions remain, but 'artificial' meat could end animal slaughter and be easier on the environment.
Gary White cofounded Water.org with actor Matt Damon. His success secret: Making sure local people are deeply involved.