Teenage girls develop in-tents solar shelter for homeless

A dozen teenage girls in Los Angeles have developed a solar-powered tent to help the homeless. The team of students from the San Fernando High School were recruited by DIY Girls, a nonprofit teaching girls from low-income communities about engineering, maths and science. They received a $10,000 (£7,200) grant from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology […]

Japan’s ‘homeless recruited for Fukushima nuclear clean-up’

Homeless men in Japan are reportedly being recruited to clean up the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. A massive earthquake and tsunami in the nation’s northeast coast set off multiple meltdowns at the nuclear plant almost three years ago. The Japanese Government pledged 47 billion yen (£0.3bn) towards cleaning up the power plant in September […]