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.
Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 13. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related p...
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.
Across the nation, lawmakers pledged to take legislative action on sexual harassment. We’ve tracked how they followed through in past months.
Activists have found the “secret sauce” to help cut down on the number of young smokers: They’re passing Tobacco 21 laws across the nation, but instead of working at the national level, they’re focusing on small towns and cities.
With many hands on the task, the International Coastal Cleanup shows how communities working together can highlight a problem and help solve it. Legislation is starting to have an impact, too.
For a cash-strapped generation that also cares about sustainability issues, taboos are disappearing around previously owned items. Online retailers and peer-to-peer marketplace apps are helping to drive a burgeoning market expected to double in size by 2022.
Across the United States, some cities are building parks above the roadways in an effort to reconnect communities, often low-income neighborhoods, that had been splintered decades ago when new freeways were rammed through in the name of progress.
In the nearly 25 years following its genocide, the East African nation has emerged as a leader in the Green Revolution that is lifting millions of people out of poverty by providing farmers with resources and training and allowing women to inherit land.
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.