If you live in a home without electricity and few or no windows, it's always incredibly dark inside, even at high noon. Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light) is a sustainable lighting project that is trying to help people
Despite years-old warnings against the increasing trend of land grabs by rich countries in poorer countries, the practice continues with little notice. Oxfam says that "in many cases, the land sold is actually being used by poor families: for homes, to
The tiny South American nation of Suriname has recently joined its neighbor Guyana in creating an agency dedicated to dealing with climate change. Suriname, the continent's smallest country, is a low-lying
Earlier this week The Guardian ran a story about how critically important but "unsexy" water and sanitation projects in many developing nations are being starved of funding as money and attention goes to other
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World of Good, the socially responsible marketplace that was acquired by eBay in 2010, recently took a trip down to Guatemala to visit some of its artisan suppliers and to get a better sense of the social and political
As gas prices climb, do you think at all about where the money goes? There's some talk in Washington right now about what's driving prices up, and there's little doubt that much of it is going straight to company
Foreign Policy has a must-read story about the role that Goldman Sachs has played in driving up food prices globally. The story starts back in 1991, when Goldman planted the seeds of a trend that other institutions
Here's some news that should be obvious on some level, but is now backed up with the data to prove it: the cuts in carbon emissions that developed countries have made since 1990 have been cancelled out "many" times over by
Ethiopia's Orthodox Christians, who believe in creating a living symbol of the garden of Eden around their places of worship, have nurtured some 35,000 'church forests' -- many of them islands of green growth in an almost entirely deforested landscape.
Fixing broken wells, installing solar panels, and repairing bicycles -- these are just some of the hands-on skills women in developing countries are learning to boost their earning power while helping their communities and improving their environment.
It's the World Wildlife Fund's 50'th anniversary and in its honour the Royal Mail has issued a series of ten stamps. The animals featured are species from around the world which have benefited from the work of the conservation
As Congress votes to deny the existence of climate change is happening and Europe refuses to increase its emission reduction commitment, the United Nations has released a summary of what the poorer countries and emerging economies of the world plan on