I-crop, a web-based program now undergoing tests, helps farmers reduce water waste by combining weather data and underground probes.
Farmers and scientists are going beyond the massive use of chemical fertilizers to find innovative methods to improve soils and yields.
Ghana has invested in literacy and microfinance programs for women, and it's paying off in business development and growth.
The Care Center, in Holyoke, Mass., uses private school and even college coursework to challenge teen moms to aim higher.
A new facility for women veterans in Bridgeport, Conn., honors her fallen son while helping homeless war vets in need.
Farmers in southern Africa use composted food scraps, human waste, and livestock manure for many purposes, from enriching soil to feeding fish.
Not all entrepreneurs are kids in college dorms. A generation of baby boomers want to start businesses that will serve real needs.
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.