The Salton Sea was once a renowned resort area, due to the unique scenery and supposed therapeutic qualities of the lake’s water. Now it is one of California's biggest environmental challenges.
Salvation Mountain is a perfect excursion during your travel to the California desert if you are craving a massive pop of whimsy and color.
An hour’s drive east of Palm Springs and the “Other Desert Cities,” lies Slab City, center of a million different “-isms” for those who seek refuge from an America of which they want zero part.
World leaders convened yet again in an effort to arrive at a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis. But the fact is, nonprofits and social enterprises are leading the charge to help these people. Listed in this article are five organizations taking on brave and difficult work.
Yet another alternative meat startup, Memphis Meats, is doubling down on meat products cultivated in the laboratory instead of the factory farm. Its products based on beef, pork and chicken will be available within five years.
BP is reporting a total loss of $6.5 billion during FY2015 -- $2.2 billion last quarter alone -- with the company expecting to fire 7,000 workers by the end of 2017, or 8.2 percent of its global workforce.
Boehringer Ingelheim's skills-based volunteer program is a leading example of how a company can leverage its employees' experience and expertise to better the community in which they operate.
The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20 households in Kenya alone.
A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to a career within the petroleum sector.
One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it's called here, rain enhancement science. The UAE recently doled out $5 million in grants to advance cloud-seeding research.
After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new programs, including one that trains citizens how to make solar-powered street lights.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together will receive low-interest loans totaling US$46 million.