US energy companies have steadily increased investments in energy efficiency over the past five years – $7.2 billion in 2013 alone. They return $3 to $4 for every dollar spent.
A gardening effort in Camden, N.J., brings fresh food to New Jersey’s biggest food desert.
Lian Pin Koh, cofounder of ConservationDrones.org, says drones can be a key part of conservation efforts, particularly in remote regions, from counting orangutans to stopping poaching.
Her multimedia company, reelblue LLC, tells stories about health and the environment, such as how pulp mill worker Dick Goin helped return wild salmon to the Elwha River.
In Berlin, plans are under way to build a new house of worship that will host three religions: 'We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians, and Muslims, but instead reconciles them,' says a Christian bishop.
The New York City nonprofit group provides appropriate clothing and interview skills training to disadvantaged women seeking jobs.
Students at Tuloy school in Manila, The Philippines, are bound for the ballet and culinary careers as far away as Dubai.
Members of Ukrainian police special task force 'Sich' take part in a drill at their base in Slaviansk. Fighting broke out again in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk as President Petro Poroshenko prepared to unveil a risky plan to give the separatist-minded east 'special status' in a bid to end a conflict that has killed ov...
Miley Cyrus turned the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards spotlight on the homeless youth of America. Twerking is so last year.
Raymond Burse is forfeiting a chunk of his salary at Kentucky State University to improve pay for the lowest-paid workers.
Ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts are raising awareness and money for charitable causes.
Youths who work at Second Life Bikes for 15 hours can earn a refurbished bicycle of their own.
After successfully defeating miners, Aleta Baun is heading into the regional parliament to continue her campaign to protect the environment in western Timor, part of Indonesia.
18-year-old Kenyan Tom Osborn founded GreenChar, which makes clean-burning smokeless cooking charcoal from agricultural waste.
The once-remote Yanomami people have been challenged by the arrival of outsiders to their area of northern Brazil.
From starting their own food companies to donating food that would be thrown away youths are undertaking many inspiring projects.
As program director of Peace Through Development II she helps moderate Muslims in Africa become more media savvy.