As international whaling ramped up around the turn of the 20th century so did efforts by governments, activists, and the public to stop the practice. By 2016, more than half of the species' 14 population segments were no longer considered endangered.
A recent RAND Corp. study found the Los Angeles county initiative, Housing For Health, which integrates permanent housing with health care for homeless people, has saved tax-payer dollars and caused participants' inpatient days to plummet.
Thanks to increased awareness of past cultural injustices and renewed respect for national sovereignty, many nations housing stolen art and other items are giving them back.
At a time when half a million people in America are homeless, an Albuquerque homeless work program has sparked more than 20 similar initiatives across the country.
Before the United States' decision to ban the tiny plastic exfoliants found in cosmetics and face washes, an estimated 3 trillion microbeads found their way into American waterways and other habitats each year. Britain, Canada, and New Zealand have since passed similar bans.
Changes in legislation, leadership, media portrayals of people with disabilities, and jobs growth were key to an employment spike for America's largest minority group.
France players celebrate winning the World Cup with coach Didier Deschamps after beating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, on July 15.
Europe and Asia lead push to replace traditional cars with electric and hybrid ones amid climate and pollution concerns.
Many of Mexico's small businesses don't pay taxes – or worker benefits, but more workers are stepping into formal jobs with steady paychecks indicating growth in the economy overall.
A poster campaign in Boston bus shelters aims to teach the art of de-escalation in the face of anti-Muslim confrontations.
How communities from Portland, Ore., to Paris are cleaning and playing in their waterways.
New York becomes the most recent of 11 states to enact a ban in efforts to dissuade the popularity of vaping among American youth.
As more consumers turn away from animal fur for luxurious feeling synthetic materials, high-end fashion houses are making a commitment to the prevention of animal cruelty in fashion.
Oxford leads world cities with its plans to ban gas and diesel cars.
Worldwide, actors across the food chain are working at the problem.
As public awareness of the plight of zoo elephants grows, policies are shifting, although not always as fast as advocates would like.