Simple tasks can become difficult without access to clean water or a place to use the bathroom, as is the case for many of the poorest people – and especially women – in Pakistan. But the construction of thousands of toilet and water facilities is turning that situation around.
While projections of climate change consequences are dire, the international community has shown it can cooperate to achieve results on ecological issues, as seen in the reduction of the hole in the ozone layer.
Only 30 years ago, about 16 percent of immigrants had earned a bachelor’s degree. Today, that number has nearly doubled, and caught up with degree attainment rates for US-born residents as well. Holistic support programs are one factor.
More attention is being given to the idea that young offenders can still make radical changes to their mind-set. As a result, measures aimed at rehabilitating juvenile prisoners instead of punishing them are spreading across the United States.
Companies in the United States have struggled to reach gender quotas in leadership positions, especially as compared to their European counterparts. But new laws and cultural shifts are beginning to change that situation.
Many computer science professions are known for being disproportionately white and male. But the Advanced Placement computer science tests have seen a recent spike in the number of female and minority students who take them, forecasting a more diverse future.
Industry and environmental interests are often opposed. But in Indiana, a river cleanup requiring both sides to negotiate with each other offers an example for conservation partnerships everywhere.