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California Bans Use of Harmful Devices Against Captive Elephants

Following Rhode Island's example, the West coast state has just signed a bill that will give severe civil penalties for the use of cruel training tools.

500 Elephants Moved in Massive Relocation To A Safer Home

A man-made migration, the largest elephant relocation ever attempted anywhere in Africa, is moving 500 animals from a cramped park in Malawi. The move, to a...

Two Million Used Pill Bottles From the U.S. Are Saving Lives in Africa

Recycling those little, plastic pill bottles that Westerners take for granted is behind a genius plan for helping out millions of people in Africa. In...

The Amazing Woman Born 200 Years Ago Today, But Most Don’t Know Her Name

Most Americans don’t know who Elizabeth Cady Stanton is, and putting her picture on the new $10 bill may be a good way to...

30 Companies Join “Meathead Movers” to Aid Domestic Abuse Victims

On September 10, Good News Network brought you the story of Meathead Movers, a California company that has been helping women to flee abusive relationships with all...

Mozambique Declared Landmine Free, First Nation to Be Completely Cleared

The last landmine in Mozambique has been destroyed. Once the most heavily mined country in the world, the last known explosive was removed this week...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved – and it Will Be Not-for-Profit

The world's first malaria vaccine has been given approval by a European medical agency for future use in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than a...

Federer Builds 50 New Preschools in Africa, Mobbed by Kids on First Visit (WATCH)

Some of Roger Federer’s biggest—and youngest—fans are probably too tiny to know about his victories on the tennis court–and too touched by poverty to...

Beaming Education From Space to World’s Poorest, Remote Places

A company wants to build virtual libraries in places the Internet doesn’t reach by blanketing the earth with data beamed from satellites. More than four...

Former Fish Farmer Feeds a Million Children Every Day

In a modern-day tale of feeding the multitudes, a former fish farmer is serving free, nutritious meals to a million school kids around the...
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Students Design Aquarium Pumps to Save Babies’ Lives

Babies are surviving in the poorest parts of Africa thanks to the ingenuity of students in a Rice University design class. Faced with the...
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LEGO Donates $3 Million to Educate Refugee Children

The LEGO Foundation presented a $3 million donation to the UN refugee agency on Friday to help improve access to quality primary school education...
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Ten Most Generous Celebrities Selected by ‘Why I Give’

Giving is not about riches. Many people, who are wealthy with millions, if not billions, of dollars in bank accounts, use their money for...
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$80M Partnership Announced to Save Africa’s Elephants

Conservation groups announced yesterday a three-year $80 million Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action that will bring together NGOs and governments to stop the...
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New Hospital in Haiti is Fully Powered by 1,800 Solar Panels

Over the past 25 years Partners In Health (PIH) has been working to bring the benefits of modern medical science to poor residents who...
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Don’t Look Now, but Sub-Saharan Africa is Booming

Since 2003, growth has been skyrocketing in sub-Saharan Africa, fueled mostly by the rise of cellphones. It’s a glorious wave of change, sweeping across...
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Windmill Boy on Jon Stewart (Video)

The shy boy from Malawi, William Kamkwamba, who became a global sensation after he taught himself to build a windmill to power his...
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Global Child Mortality Continues to Drop

UNICEF this week released new figures that show the rate of deaths of children under five years of age continued to decline in 2008....
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Angola Puts Faith in Farming

Angola's farming sector could finally resolve what its oil and diamond exports have for years failed to do: lift millions of Angolans out...
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CNN to Give $100,000 to ‘Hero’ on Holiday Special

This year's Top 10 CNN Heroes were announced last week. Each will receive $25,000 and be honored during a televised All-Star Tribute airing on...