India's low-lying Sundarbans are rife with human trafficking as the effects of climate change leave families poor and vulnerable. But a new program from Save the Children India is helping kids band together to ward off traffickers, while also getting them to stay in school. Even if it means they also learn to roll cigarettes to support their families.
The end of summer in the US has seen unprecedented and catastrophic wildfires along the Pacific coast, with whole neighborhoods burned to the ground in California. But the fire season up in Alaska and elsewhere in the far north was also devastating — and the eight million or more acres burned there raise some ominous questions about the future of permafrost and boreal forests.
The history of the US isn't all revolution and liberation. There's a lot of violence, persecution and discrimination. But if the country wants to truly move forward, it would be well-served to address the good with the bad.
Investigators are looking into a suspicious post on the message board site 4chan that they believe may be connected to the shooting in Oregon on Thursday. But many don't know the strangely noble origins of the message board it was posted on.
There's a new wave of Latino girls in the US rethinking the traditional quinceañera. The celebration marking a girl's 15th birthday is being remade big, celebrating not just a birthday, but also cultural heritage in ways that no girl actually in Mexico would dream up.