The Rev. Patrick Desbois didn’t set out to be an expert in the methods of genocide. But he was drawn to find answers about mass graves left by Nazi firing squads, and he’s taken up the plight of Yazidis in Iraq.
Hurricane Maria upended Puerto Rico, along with its fishing industry. Raimundo Espinoza Chirinos's project cleans up the storm's hidden damage on the ocean floor by tapping into local fishermen's skills.
Although immigration can be a hot-button political topic, this story takes a more personal approach, looking at how some farmers have improved operations by getting to know their foreign workers better.
The benefits of experiencing the arts are well documented, but some people can be left out. This story looks at how one man and his organization have made progress in addressing this challenge.
A standing guard soldier gets his sweat wiped off by his chief at the Mamayev Kurgan World War II memorial complex in Volgograd, Russia, on June 21.
In addition to running his family’s sugar-cane mill conglomerate, Nonn Panitvong is among Thailand’s most intrepid naturalists. Thanks to him, Thai nature lovers from all walks of life can pool their knowledge via a website.
Katy Sherratt heads Back on My Feet, a nonprofit which challenges homeless individuals to run over a 30-day period to boost self esteem and create a support network. Once they fulfill the requirement, workforce training and house support assistance are provided.
Cathy Heying founded The Lift Garage, a non-profit auto garage in Minneapolis, in order to make car repairs affordable for low-income customers.
For migrants living in South Africa, violence from locals can be a regular experience. That's why Marc Gbaffou is encouraging dialogue and community engagement between the two groups.
After a Navy and civil service career, Charmaine Savage began publishing a top-notch magazine that highlights those making a difference in her hometown.