Yen Yen Woo and Colin Goh want their daughter to learn to speak Chinese. They moved to New York from Singapore, so it's important to them that their daughter reflect both American and Chinese cultures. So they created the Dim Sum Warriors to do just that.
Afsiroon Naqas scrapes dirt off the ground of the Rawalpindi, Pakistan, market. He's not trying to clean the place up, but rather to find little bits of gold that through a little bit of alchemy he can turn into $8 of gold — which he uses to feed his family.
In the fight against global poverty, little is easy. A Denver group is recognizing that and trying to bring groups in that field together to leverage each other's strengths and make it easier for them to work together. They're turning to an abandoned horse barn to do so.
Sometimes, nature knows the best way to solve a problem. There's a beetle that lives in a part of the world where less than .5 inches of rain fall per year. So the beetle draws water from the air, and now a businessman is trying to harness that idea to create, among other things, a self-filling water bottle.
A United Nations group set out to clean up a Port-au-Prince neighborhood by converting trash to cooking fuel. It was a project with many goals, that ultimately wasn't sustainable financially. It seems many programs in Haiti suffer under their own weight.
Imagine getting your yogurt from a little ball with an edible skin. Or your ice cream. How about your soda coming from a vending machine not in a recyclable can, but rather with a peel you can bite right into. It's closer to reality than you might think.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which shutdown several hospitals in New York City, attention is being focused on a national movement among hospitals to make themselves more sustainable, to save money, but also more self-sufficient, in these changing environmental times.
Women across the Middle East are stepping into the workforce and into the entrepreneur force, and the turmoil of the economic spring is in some ways making that possible. Women face barriers to professional growth across the Arab world, and being their own bosses helps alleviate that.
Peru is a dry country, dependent on glaciers for virtually all of its water supply. But as the climate changes, the glaciers are drying up and vanishing. But two Peruvian entrepreneurs have conceived homemade solutions to try and reverse the disappearance of Peru's lifeline.
A Korean man who went to grad school at Stanford has started and sold several companies in the United States and Japan. But in his search for the next big opportunity, he's transplanted himself to China, where he's expecting a boom in innovation.