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Rescue crews seek survivors of 2nd Japanese quake; at least 16 dead

<b>Tokyo, Japan (CNN) —</b> Rescue crews scrambled through rubble Saturday in a race against time for survivors of a magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck Japan's Kyushu Island, the same region rattled by a 6.2 quake two days earlier.<p>A total of 25 people have died in both earthquakes, according to current …

Natural Disasters

Syrian crisis inspires Fort Worth teens to help refugees

Kalkidan Alemu came to North Texas from Yemen and understands the challenges refugees face.<p>That’s why she is helping people who fled to the United …

The incredible life of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who doesn't have a cell phone or use Facebook and once left Jon Stewart speechless

At age 20, Malala Yousafzai is one of the most accomplished and most celebrated people in the world.<p>Five years ago, she was shot by the Taliban in …

Nine stories made by and about young people making a difference

Giving back to the community is on most people’s to-do list, but it takes time and a commitment. A recent study from the National Conference on …

Beyond Malala: six teenagers changing the world

Zhan Haite<p>Most Chinese political activists are grizzled lawyers, scholars and artists, one-time insiders that have been cast loose. Zhan Haite doesn't fit the mould.<p>Last winter, Zhan, an ambitious 15-year-old middle-school student in Shanghai, became an unlikely crusader against the country's …

Inspired by sign, Cy Creek delivers shirts to all Moore staff, students

<i>Boxes of shirts were delivered to Moore Elementary School on Sept. 20, a surprise by Cypress Creek High School to help its feeder school that was</i> …

College Admission Standards Changing to Emphasize Community Service

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Living and volunteering in the village has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. After just 4 short weeks, the place had truly …

Service learning builds global citizens

Toronto's Branksome Hall school for girls expects all of its students to do their best, so when she was in Grade 10, Davina Field-Marsham decided to Do Right.<p>"It started as a Grade 10 Personal Project under the IB (International Baccalaureate) program," says Ms. Field-Marsham, now 16 and starting …

Being young and making an impact

At 18, Natalie Warne's work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. She uses her inspiring story to remind us that …

The first early test for pancreatic cancer – devised by 15-year-old Jack Andraka

A 15-year-old US high school student whose uncle died of pancreatic cancer has developed the first test for the disease that could detect tumours …

Teen recognized for helping others

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Two best friends are making a difference in the lives of children with a rare disease.<p>“SMA is short for Spinal …

Happiness is helping others

High School Students Making A Difference In The Lives Of Others

As we reflect on the ways Americans of all ages across the country helped each other in the aftermath of 9/11, it seemed fitting for us to ask high-school students in North Hollywood, California, where Ernestine Fu went to school, to tell us about an experience in which they helped others in their …

Teen to plant a trillion trees

When Felix Finkbeiner was in fourth grade, his teacher assigned a simple class project: Research climate change and give a presentation. The …

Hurricane Harvey and the inevitable question of climate change

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>It’s been more than three days since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, but the record-shattering</b> …

More people are affected by flooding in South Asia than in Houston – but you won’t hear about that

Right now, sustained torrential rain is causing devastation in both developed and developing countries. Hurricane Harvey has displaced tens of …

Harvey: Too poor to flee the hurricane

<b>In the detritus of Hurricane Harvey a splash of red, white and blue catches the eye.</b><p>It is a rain-sodden American flag, half-hidden under the green leaves of fallen trees.<p>A few paces away Judie McRae, 44, is inspecting the damage to her trailer home.<p>Judie has lived more than half of her life here …

12 years ago today, Katrina hit. Here's how it compares with Harvey.

<b>(CNN) —</b> As South Texas continues to battle against Harvey's record rainfall, the people of Louisiana are marking a tragic anniversary. Twelve years ago, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans. It was one of the most devastating natural disasters to ever hit the United …

Houston floods: Storm Harvey 'affected 100,000 homes'

<b>About 100,000 homes have been affected by Storm Harvey and the flooding it brought to parts of the southern US, a White House aide has said.</b><p>Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said the White House would ask Congress for emergency funding to help those affected, some of whom are …

Fire ants, alligators lurking in floodwaters

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen shares some of the dangers that could be lurking in Harvey's floodwaters apart from sewage and bacteria.

Floods

This Map Shows You Every Hurricane’s Path in the US Over the Last 100 Years

As the Gulf Coast continues to cope with the effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma threatens to make landfall along the Florida peninsula …

Hurricane Harvey

How water damages a flooded house — and which parts can be saved

As the waters from Hurricane Harvey recede in Texas and Louisiana, the owners of more than 100,000 flooded homes are getting a good look at what is left.<p>“The damage to the houses is going to be tremendous,” said Jean-Pierre Bardet, a geotechnical engineer and dean of engineering at the University …

Texans face a 'triple threat' from insects, mold, and bacteria in Harvey's wake

In under a week, the storm unleashed as much as 51 inches of water in some areas, causing catastrophic flooding that displaced 33,000 Texans. At least 41 people have died since the storm began, and officials expect the toll to rise.<p>People in flooded areas quickly found themselves face-to-face with …

Nigeria Population at 182 Million, With Widening Youth Bulge

Nigeria’s population reached 182 million this year with more than half its people under 30 years of age, putting a severe strain on a nation …

How economics, demographics affect a community's health concerns

One county; very different health concerns across it.<p>The myriad communities that make up Cook County tell a story of affluence and poverty and points in between. And, depending on a community's economic standing, its biggest health concerns can be very different.<p>For example, Cook County Public …

Public Health

This is how the world looks on Facebook's population maps

Facebook's Connectivity Lab today released its high-resolution population maps for Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, Haiti and Sri Lanka, with the promise to make more datasets available over the coming months. The population maps are a joint effort between the Facebook Connectivity Lab, Columbia …

In 5 minutes, watch world population grow to 7.3 billion | NOLA.com

An extraordinary new graphic animation by the American Museum of Natural History shows the world's population growing from a handful of people in …

Population

Are you worried about our ageing global population? Share your thoughts

There will soon be more older people around the world than children. We’d like to know how you feel about ageing where you live<p>The global population is ageing fast. The number of over 60s will top 1bn in the next couple of years, and the ratio of pensioners to working age people is changing fast. …