The nonprofit has led more than 16,000 projects to build or improve playgrounds using local volunteers. Now it's broadening its mission to encourage more child play everywhere.
Adopted by an American couple he's gone back to the country of his birth to found Foster Care India with a goal of placing every unwanted child in a caring family.
About 85 percent of forest in The Great Bear Rainforest, one of the world's largest temperate rain forests that stores high levels of captured carbon, will be preserved.
The competition, called Dreampipe, looks for innovative ways to reduce the huge amount of water lost through leaks, theft, or inaccurate meters in developing countries.
An overlooked tool in fighting climate change is enhancing biodiversity – especially the top predators – to maximize the ability of ecosystems to store carbon.
Project 10,000 Kids provides tech education to young people and plans to create the first STEM high school in the country by 2017.
Sally Scholl travels across Africa and Asia teaching local communities better sanitation and hygiene practices. She's just embarked on her 21st trip.
His company now is an international leader in 'recycling the unrecyclable.'
Older Americans are making a difference in 'encore careers.'
Emilia Kamvisi and Stratis Valiamos symbolically show the best responses Greeks have made toward a huge influx of refugees.
The Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, which includes musicians from different perspectives of Syria's war, will perform June 25, showing 'another side to the Syrian story.'
From the Nappy Science Gang to the Flint Water Study ordinary citizens are partnering with experts to do scientific research to solve problems.
Decades later, thousands of children and parents in Kansas City have benefited from Operation Breakthrough.
Arthur Obermayer's German Jewish History Awards continue to bring forgotten lives to light, personalizing the past to heal communities today.
Islamic State and others have tried to wipe out cultures by destroying monuments and other works of art. But new tools are giving scholars ways to halt the loss of cultural artifacts.
The 'Billion Tree Tsunami' plans to plant 1 billion trees in degraded forest areas and on private land in Pakistan to provide an ecological and economic boost.
In parts of Africa up to half of some crops are lost due to inefficient harvesting, storage, processing, and time to market. A new initiative aims to cut food waste and loss in half by 2030.
As a child in Bangladesh he was punished for speaking his local Marma language. Now the Harvard grad student is publishing books in Marma, one story at a time.
The Heifer International approach has been used to improve living standards in scores of countries for decades. At the farm visitors get a hands-on idea of how it's done.
Nonprofit groups are using satellite images to uncover environmental problems. SkyTruth has exposed the extent of the BP oil spill, revealed mining damage, and tracked illegal fishing worldwide.