Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.
Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...
Militant, street battle-hardened soccer fans stormed a Cairo stadium in advance of the second leg of crowned Cairo Al Ahli SC's African Confederation Cup final against Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport in a reassertion of the fans' key role in protest against the regime of toppled president Hosni Mubarak.
"Each day, more than half the world's adult population read a daily newspaper: 2.5 billion in print and more than 800 million in digital form," according to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.
In many countries, open defecation is a hidden problem. Hidden among the poor, in rural areas, or remote villages. But it should not be hidden away from public discourse.
Here is my problem and also the problem of many voices in Africa and outside -- we are really dissatisfied with the way celebrities like you think that they can just wake up and decide to do things on the name of Africa.
While many commentators have focused on data-driven innovation in the United States and Western Europe, developing regions, such as Africa, also offer important opportunities to use data to improve economic conditions and quality of life.
My first trip to a coffee-producing country was in 2008. I was traveling to Costa Rica, and right up there with surfing in Tamarindo and seeing the Volcan Arenal was what I considered a culinary must: sampling some fabled Costa Rican roast.
Davis has always had a love for traveling and exploring the world. It opens her eyes and informs her on not only the good, but also the heartbreaking issues that go unknown day by day that are left unheard.
"They owe me a child, they're going to pay for what happened to my child!" shouted Oumar Goujda as he stood before the presiding judge of N'Djamena's Criminal Court on November 21.
If the term "apartheid" shames the establishment into acting -- and prompts pundits to utter the word "race" when discussing inequality -- then by all means let's use the unflattering comparison. It's a fitting way of bearing witness to the life and times of Michael B and everyone else who has suffered under this abhorrent system.
If more African entrepreneurs are not failing or sharing their failure stories, then they may not be able to create the innovations needed and necessary to move the continent forward at the speed we would like.
As the violence in Darfur accelerated through 2004 and beyond, it became increasingly clear that twelve-year-old girls, indeed all girls and women, were being targeted by the Arab militia forces of the Khartoum regime--the Janjaweed--as a deliberate tactic in a genocidal counter-insurgency campaign.
Getting involved in both short and long term efforts to make a difference in these countries brings us together and helps us to conquer both Ebola and our fear. As it turns out, the most important traits for changing the world include a sense of compassion and a drive to action.
The prevalence of extreme poverty is steadily shrinking and the world is slowly getting better. But is the MDGs framework responsible for this progress?