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Corn crop growing in field (USDA)

Want healthier soil? Don’t plow.

Climate change has farmers concerned over diminishing water and soil resources. One remedy they are discovering is conservation tillage.
Apple growing on tree with skyscraper in background (© AP Images)

Urban farming: The green answer to city growth?

Pockets of urban land and city rooftops don't need to remain dormant or unkempt. An urban farm or garden can help the environment and beautify the area.
Photojournalist using camera and wearing helmet (Shutterstock)

Journalists can be targets. What should they do about it? [video]

Once respected as independent observers of conflicts, journalists today are increasingly becoming targets. What can they do to help protect themselves?
Child with albinism leaning against reflective surface (© AP Images)

A reporter uncovers the lies that hurt people with albinism

A child born with albinism already faces severe health risks. What's worse is they are targeted by those who believe superstitions spread by witch doctors.
Girls dressed in traditional Roma outfits (© AP Images)

For the Romani people, survival is a matter of tradition

April 8 is International Romani Day. This persecuted minority has a rich culture it has shared with the world for nearly 2000 years.
First lady Michelle Obama clapping (© AP Images)

5 little-known facts about first lady Michelle Obama

She's more than just President Obama's wife and Sasha and Malia's mom. These little-known facts about first lady Michelle Obama may surprise you.

January 27: A day to remember the Holocaust

January 27 is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The systematic murders of the Holocaust coined a term that we still use today: genocide.

Attention employers: People with disabilities are problem solvers

Employees with disabilities take on challenges and think "outside the box" better than most people. Those are very useful skills in the working world.

Ensuring access to justice itself

The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act provides a legal means to enforce full accessibility in the workplace. Read about one way it was recently used.