When Indonesian farmer Elfi Dalimunthe fled to safety last week as a volcano hurled hot ash and rocks across the sky, it marked the third time she was forced to abandon her home in recent years.
Charity workers have teamed with an impoverished village in eastern India to develop what they say is the world's cheapest bottle of drinking water—costing less than one US cent.
Projects that target aid toward villages and rural areas in the developing world often face time-consuming challenges, even at the most basic level of figuring out where the most appropriate sites are for pilot programs or ...
When Kelly Heber goes snorkeling in Bali, she's not exactly vacationing: In a few minutes, she'll be onboard a nearby boat, asking the captain if he's seen any comeback in his fish stocks in recent years. She'll ask how he ...
The disappearance of pubs in England is to become the focus of a new research project led by the University of Leicester.
Tanzania has one of the fastest growing human populations in the world, and the number of conflicts between humans and other species is expected to rise as pressure on land areas grows.
Residents of a remote village nestled in a steep-sided valley in southern Norway are about to enjoy winter sunlight for the first time ever thanks to giant mirrors.
Left out by telecom firms like the one owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, a remote Mexican mountain village now runs its own mobile phone network to communicate with the outside world.
Brown University archaeologists have uncovered the site of a village in northwest Alaska that's believed to be at least 200 years old.