A new generation of climate activists views inaction on climate change as immoral. They are pushing institutions, like Harvard University, to take action by divesting in fossil fuel industries. Harvard hasn't budged — yet.
Inspired by the nonviolent activism of iconic social reformist Mahatma Gandhi, the activists from a group called 5th Pillar are addressing the problem of corrupt officials, one bribe at a time. The key? An innovative tool called the Zero Rupee note. This blatantly false, oversized purple bill, complete with Gandhi's portrait, is handed to any officials who ask for a bribe in order to shame them into changing their behavior.
Abel and Burlee Vang managed to get around the mostly white Hollywood community by turning to their own community, Hmong Americans. Hmong Americans financed their project, which has now been sold to a major motion picture company.
Don't be fooled by Bangalore's torn-up sidewalks and chaotic streets. Infrastructure isn't India's strong suit. But ideas, drive, a young, educated workforce and now, a boost from the government, are helping transform Bangalore into one of the world's leading hubs of IT, biotech and innovation.