EcoZoom stoves reduce fuel use by 50 percent to 60 percent and toxic emissions by 70 percent, while cutting cooking time in half, which allows women to spend more time gardening and tending to children.
One-third of Syria’s population has been displaced, and more than 2 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Syria's civil war has affected millions more people than the Indian Ocean tsunami or Haiti earthquake, but aid to Syria pales in comparison. The world must step up.
At an intensive six-week session in Portland, Ore., this summer 18 students studied ways to create jobs and resolve conflicts in their home communities.
Imazon helps farmers formalize their land titles and trains them in improved farming techniques, like rotating crops and limiting overgrazing, to make their land more productive and reduce the need to cut down more rainforest.
The conflict-torn Gaza Strip produces more than 2,000 young graduates with technical degrees each year. Gaza Sky Geeks helps them launch their own high-tech businesses.
Social franchises – businesses with a charitable purpose – develop and market cheap, innovative products that solve a social problem. Here are five examples.
The information farmers in Uganda provide via mobile phones does more than just help them order and pay for supplies. It allows the collection of data that will help them sell their crops, build a credit history, and receive other services, such as crop insurance.
Last week's violent anti-US protests underscore the need for greater US engagement in Yemen. The country's economic, political, and security future hinges on alleviating humanitarian needs, addressing their root causes, and fostering an inclusive political transition.
SWEETLab places sensors on latrines, cook stoves, and water filters in the developing world to better understand how they are being used.