How residents of Detroit, America’s most famously down and out city, are building livelihoods that also rebuild their communities.
For more than two decades an osprey known simply as 'Lady' has returned to Scotland, drawing attention to the country's role as a wildlife haven.
Henry Red Cloud returned to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to found Lakota Solar Enterprises, which builds and installs solar-heating equipment that saves low-income families money on heating bills.
Researchers are confirming what African farmers already know: Termites and ants can be used to increase soil fertility and crop yields.
By designing 'living buildings' that go beyond LEED certification, Jason F. McLennan is challenging architects to take 'green' building a step farther.
If many people resolve to make their lives just a little greener in 2012 it could make a huge difference.
Biologist Álvaro Cogollo draws on Colombia's native vallenato music to inspire a love for his country's biodiversity.
Education is a key to lifting up post-earthquake Haiti. Social businesses may serve as an effective way to raise badly needed funds for schools.
American Tom Prichard founded Sudan Sunrise to promote religious harmony and build schools in the new nation of South Sudan.
Toms Shoes popularized 'one for one' giving. Warby Parker adds training low-income local entrepreneurs to start their own businesses selling glasses at affordable prices.
Americans are more apt to donate to a charity, volunteer, or help a stranger than residents of 152 other countries.
The National Institutes of Health issued new guidelines indicating that the use of chimpanzees to study diseases is rarely necessary.
Fish farming needs fewer resources than raising livestock and can be more environmentally sound than open-water fishing.
From her clinic, Elizaveta Glinka and her volunteers give food, clothing, medicine, and other help to Moscow's homeless.
His urban farm provides access to affordable fresh food in low-income neighborhoods.
Yoga can teach prisoners the self-control and self-discipline that they never learned as youths.