The ‘Barefoot College’ Reinventing Rural Education
Teaching everything from emergency medicine to solar engineering, a radical new university is serving the needs of India’s rural poor, whether they can read or not.
The Right Way to Repair a Mountain
A locally driven push to restore a Himalayan paradise preserved an economy, a community and an ecosystem all at once.
111 Trees Per Daughter Changed This Village’s Future
How an unusual ritual led to fewer child marriages, less flooding, a boom in girls’ education — and a cultural transformation.
To Grow Coral Reefs, Get Them Buzzed
Zapped with solar electrical currents, struggling reefs can self-repair with incredible speed — and even grow where none have existed before.