Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Reuters reports that despite the recession,
Adolescent girls in developing countries miss up to 50 days of school each year because their families can't afford to buy them sanitary pads.
A team of engineers at the University of California at Berkeley are pushing the limits of cell phone technology with the development of their newly minted Cellscope.
Four years ago, a petrochemical plant on the border of China and Russia spilled 100 metric tons of the toxic chemicals into a tributary of the Amur River.
Humanitarian agencies have long been using protein and energy bars filled with nutrients and vitamins when responding to food emergencies.
Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reiterated the United States' commitment to reduce Africa's dependence on food aid and promote agricultural sustainability while in Nairobi, Kenya. Vilsack said the U.S.
Last week the UN announced that the number of people suffering from hunger now totals one billion worldwide.
La Oroya, Peru, is one of the ten most polluted places in the world, according to the Blacksmith Institute, a New York-based global health agency.
The following post is from One Table, a Mercy Corps campaign to fight world hunger by investing in the world's women.
Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of farmers in rural India have transitioned organic farming. But can these families grow enough to compete with conventional agriculture?
Cairo's trash-filled neighborhoods are the proud home of nearly 70,000 Coptic Christian zabaleen people and the majority of Egypt's pig population.
"The largest mass poisoning in history," according to the World Health Organization, is in Bangladesh, where there'
An estimated 12 percent of children in sub-Saharan Africa are homeless. If we're going to make a dent in this problem, we need more people like Anna and Phina Mojapelo.
One of the most basic forms of technology — the radio — is helping women in rural parts of India's Andhra Pradesh educate other women in their communities.
What happens when tens of thousands of impoverished Africans sue one of Britain's biggest oil companies for sickening them with toxic waste?
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