Gita Wolf collaborates with India's women tribal artists to create award-winning books and help the women step across the gulf that divides them from the modern world.
Scientists in the US and elsewhere are conducting intensive experiments to cross hardy weeds with food crops such as rice and wheat – making them more resilient as drought, higher temperatures, and elevated CO2 levels pose new threats to food supplies.
Solar panels installed at schools in remote areas off the electric grid allow students to stay past dark and hit the books.
Textile-dyeing is one of the world’s most-polluting industries. China and other Asian nations releases trillions of liters of chemically tainted wastewater. New waterless dyeing technologies could sharply cut pollution.
They're committed to the future of Camden, N.J., and they've created one of the nation's fastest-growing networks of urban farms.
Imazon, a nonprofit group, is collaborating with a Brazilian state to use real-time satellite imagery and advanced mapping techniques to protect the rainforest.
A new report shows that a gigantic cleanup machine proposed by 19-year-old Boyan Slat really could pick up much of the North Pacific's trash.
Traditional desalination has meant turning seawater into drinking water. But new technologies not only improve desalination but open up ways to use agricultural water and industrial effluent too.
The Adaptive Climbing Group, rock climbers with physical or other issues, visits the Brooklyn Boulders gym in New York to train and overcome limitations.
Instead of being built around a pool or tennis court, 'agrihood' housing developments are centered around a farm, often using the sweat-equity of residents to produce food for the community.
A children's cartoon TV series, in which a female superhero dons a burka to fight injustice, has won a prestigious Peabody Award.
Becky Morrison founded Globetops to send donated laptops to worthwhile applicants throughout the world. The computers change lives – and reduce the E-waste in landfills.
A shelter in New York takes in the elderly who've experienced financial, psychological, or physical harm and provides medical care, counseling, and legal assistance.
The oldest son in a military family, he had bounced around the globe. But he found a home – and a desire to serve others – in a college town in Indiana.
The nonprofit group Girls Inc. is celebrating 150 years of helping young women reach their goals.
A Chinese company has built 10 structures in 24 hours using 3-D printing, concrete, and repurposed industrial construction waste.