Intensive grazing--in which herds are kept dense and moved frequently--can restore damaged grasslands in dry, impoverished regions, creating fertile farmland and reversing desertification. More education efforts and livestock lending programs in the developing world, and a stronger example in the U.S., could prevent future food shortages.
A novel court in Dallas is helping prostitutes create new lives.
In Denver, city dwellers are bringing chickens, goats, and fish farms into their backyards.
In Philadelphia, lawmakers are teaming up with private organizations to fill "food deserts" with fresh, healthy produce.
Arizona grows a third of U.S. greens, but the state's new law leaves a reasonable suspicion that they will rot in the fields
Health care reform will likely coordinate much of patients' care. Yet STD and contraception counseling, which seem like a natural pairing, may remain separate.
Pro-lifers push non-discrimination laws in a handful of states
Everyone agrees on what has to be done, but not on how the burden should be shared