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Global 3000

New York's Ambassadors On Wheels (#520)

Topics include renewable energy use in Lebanon and child workers and their union in Bolivia. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Global 3000 is Deutsche Welle's weekly magazine that explores the intersection of global development and the environmental and social conditions of the diverse cultures of the world. In each program, host Michaela Kufner presents three to four video-rich segments that profile a different part of the planet where man's quest for economic and industrial strength is jeopardizing the ecosystems and the social and economic structures of people thousands of miles away. The program not only documents where those struggles are taking place -but how some groups and individuals are finding solutions to the growing problems of global development.

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    Shark fin soup in Asia threatens shark populations. Wind farms the coast of Chile are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Showing of a "Green" South Africa at Fifa (#224)

    A pilot project in Otjivero, Namibia, is providing each resident with a basic income grant. [26 minutes]

  • Deforestation and Green House Gases In Brazil (#225)

    Almost half of all green house gas emissions in Brazil can be traced back to large-scale deforestation of the Amazon. We show you what is being done to protect the Brazilian rainforest. We also look at urban growth and its cost to the environment. China's major cities are struggling to deal with air pollution. And we look at "Peepli Live," a Bollywood film about the fate of Indian peasant farmers. [26 minutes]

  • An New 5-Part Series On Aids In Africa (#226)

    In Mozambique 100 HIV-positive children are born every day, but medication can reduce this number. [26 minutes]

  • Part 2 of Our Series On Aids In Africa (#227)

    Both pregnant and HIV positive, Celia and Helena from Mozambique cope with everyday life in Africa. [26 minutes]

  • How Aid Workers Train for Missions In Crisis Regions (#228)

    Discover how small Mongolian towns are benefiting from solar and hydro power. [26 minutes]

  • The Sinking Maldives (#229)

    Social entrepreneur Kenny Low inspires self-confidence in young pupils at his school in Singapore. [26 minutes]

  • The Gulf's other oil well disaster - A Look Back at 1979 (#230)

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  • A Look at Demographic Change (#231)

    The number of children per family in India and Germany's multi generational housing projects. [26 minutes]

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    "A Crime So Monstrous" author Benjamin Skinner discusses the current global phenomenon of slavery. [26 minutes]

  • Fighting Deforestation In Sumatra (#234)

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  • Rebuilding Greensburg Kansas As An Environmental Model (#235)

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    Increasing numbers of criminals are making the most of the information available on social networks. [26 minutes]

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  • One Approach to Supporting Surrogate Mothers (#241)

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  • Making A Buck On Bio-Piracy (#242)

    A look at how multinational corporations patent medicinal herbs harvested in developing countries. [26 minutes]

  • Syria's Chronic Water Shortage (#243)

    Green Capital 2011" - Hamburg is the new Green Capital of Europe -The European Commission has awarded Hamburg the title "European Green Capital 2011". Syria - Children help save water - The "fertile crescent", which once provided for the needs of the population from the Nile to Mesopotamia, is drying up. This region counts as one of the most arid regions in the world. Social Entrepreneur: Veronica Abud from Chile - A library in a super market and mobile libraries for children living in the rural areas -these are the two initiatives started by the "La Fuente" foundation, established by Veronica Abud. She's fighting against illiteracy in her country, Chile. India: Trends from Trash - The megalopolis of New-Delhi is home to around 19 million people - and everyday, they produce tons of trash. The municipality of the mega city barely manages to dispose of two-thirds of it. [26 minutes]

  • The Scars of Genocide 30 Years Later In Cambodia (#244)

    Justice For The Victims - The UN Tribunal in Cambodia - In Cambodia, the surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge have gone on trial for genocide. While former military leaders and Khmer Rouge face prosecution, the country has started the process of coming to terms with the past over 30 years on. Reliving History: Guatemala Uncovers the Painful Secrets of the Past - For decades, many Guatemalans have been left to wonder what happened to their loved ones. But in 2005, an old police archive was discovered in Guatemala City. The official records are slowly providing some answers for the victims' family and friends. Global Living Room: Bokonbayevo, Kyrgyzstan - Seilman Shorukova is 73 years old and she lives in the village of Bokonbayevo in Kyrgyzstan. Biogas - A New Source of Energy for Nepal - In Nepal, domestic biogas plants are revolutionizing the lives of the rural population. Biogas cuts down on CO2 emissions, saves firewood and lightens the load for small farmers in the countryside. The Nepalese government is pushing forward with its plan to have 7,500 biogas facilities up and running by the end of the year. [26 minutes]

  • Fighting The Global Water Crises, Drop By Drop (#245)

    Saharan Spuds: Controversial Desert Potato Plantations - More than 800 million people across the world have no access to clean drinking water. Meanwhile, more than 70 percent of our fresh water is used for agricultural purposes; for things like desert potato plantations. Fighting the Water Crisis Drop by Drop - In an oasis of green in the middle of the Israeli Negev desert, jojoba bushes are grown for their oils. The plants are given the exact amount of water they need to flourish, and not a drop more or less. To date, it is one of the most innovative watering techniques in the world. Questionnaire: Sunneva Bernardsdóttir from Reykjavik, Iceland -Sunneva Bernardsdottir is 25 years old and works for the public services in Reykjavik. She likes hiking, reading and traveling. How Hawaiians are Fighting for their Native Culture - Besides the much-lauded advantages of globalization there are also fears about the loss of cultural diversity. Indigenous people face particular pressure. How Rwanda wants to save its last mountain cloud forests - Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. More than ten million people live in an area the size as the German state of Brandenburg. Many Rwandans are small farmers living in rural areas and are surrounded by sub-tropical mountain cloud forests. But this combination of unique nature and a growing population is not without conflict. [26 minutes]

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    The environmental damage caused by the international shipping industry is on the rise. [26 minutes]

  • A Visit to Indonesia's Environmental Nightmare (#247)

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    Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Germany's chief government advisor on climate and related issues. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #249

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  • Episode #250

    Grassroots Climate Protection in Croatia and Collecting Trash for Tuition in the Philippines. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #251

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  • Episode #252

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  • Skateboards Changing Lives In Afghanistan (#301)

    Climate protection demands global cooperation and a skateboard school in Afghanistan are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Africa's New Young Global Leaders (#302)

    Recycling refrigerators in Brazil - People who can't afford a new fridge in Brazil buy a second-hand one. That means almost one in ten fridges here are more than 16 years old and use far too much electricity. The major power companies in Brazil have to invest 0.5% of their turnover in energy efficiency. Young Global Leaders Africa: Leadership - They are part of a network of international top managers from business, politics, science and culture. Appointed by the World Economic Forum the Young Global Leaders work for a better world. Iran - Environmental Awareness - Lake Urmia is in north eastern Iran. It is an important resting place for migrant birds and home to thousands of water birds including flamingos. The water level in the lake is sinking, leaving a salt desert. Environmentalists in Iran are regarded as unwelcome critics and must expect reprisals. [26 minutes]

  • The Dwindling Water Along The Nile Valley (#303)

    Cyber-Attacks - Human Rights Organizations in Danger - Digital security is a hot topic in the 21st century. And human rights organizations are concerned about it too. Young Global Leaders Africa: Growing Up - Part 2 of the series "Young Global Leaders: Africa" gives an insight into the work of Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Johann Koss, two Young Global Leaders. Cambodia - Electricity from the Sun and Rice Husks - In large parts of Cambodia, clean technologies such as solar energy and biomass electricity offer an alternative to wood and kerosene lamps. Egypt - Surprise in the Sand Dunes - The Nile threads its way through a country, which is 96 percent desert. Apart from a handful of oases, the Nile Valley and the Nile Delta are the only options for agriculture. But these green areas are dwindling. [26 minutes]

  • Africa Takes The Brunt of Climate Change (#304)

    Questionnaire: Usonkadir Toktombayev from Saruu, Kyrgyzstan -Usonkadir is retired and lives in the village of Saruu in Kyrgyzstan where he grows his own vegetables. He has never travelled. Social Entrepreneur: Fernando Nilo - Innovative, fair - and ideally, profitable: that's the sort of business that our 'Social Entrepreneurs' are interested in. They're creative and they have a conscience, and increasingly, they're stepping in to help out where the State fails. In Chile, we meet a businessman who's managed to convince the public that recycling makes sense. Climate Change in Africa - According to researchers, climate change will affect Africa more than any other continent in the world. It's also the continent most ill-prepared to deal with the consequences. Water for Ethiopia - Ethiopia is struggling with the consequences of climate change. Droughts and flash floods are ruining entire harvests. How can small farmers in arid regions survive? [26 minutes]

  • Around The World In 80 Diets (#305)

    Global Food Culture: Around the World in 80 Diets - Eating is a part of our cultural identity - it's both necessary for survival and a sensual pleasure. But how have our eating habits and food choices changed in the age of globalization? Global Count: Education - Everyone has a right to an education - that ideal is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It's a prerequisite for social justice and peaceful coexistence. Young Global Leaders Africa: Knowledge - Part 3 of the series "Young Global Leaders: Africa" - Erik Charas explains why the poor should also know the latest about new mobile phone technology and about how he started a free newspaper in his homeland Mozambique to share that information. Global Living Room: Astana, Kazakhstan - We visit Gulnaziya Nussupova in a residential development in Astana while she prepares traditional specialties for afternoon tea, together with her daughter, sister and mother. Wind Energy in Vietnam - Vietnam's energy consumption has been rising by some 15 percent a year. The country largely relies on fossil fuels like coal and oil, although it is ideally suited for harnessing renewable energy sources like wind power. [26 minutes]

  • Fighting Aids In Iran - A Taboo Subject (#306)

    Colombia: Cable Cars in Medellin - Medellin poses a very special challenge for city traffic planners: Many residential areas in Colombia's second-largest city are located on the steep hillsides of the Aburrá valley. For years, there was no way to access them via public transit. Instead, overfilled mini-buses and shared taxis navigated switchback roads to reach the city center. Global Living Room: Tanzania - Mkude Charles Chamene is a driver in Morogoro, Tanzania. AIDS in Iran: Social Stigmas - The groups at the highest risk of HIV infection - drug addicts, sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM) - are among the groups most marginalized within Iranian society. Homosexuality is illegal and an absolute taboo in the Islamic state. Kyrgyzstan: Trade Trouble in Dordoi - A former Soviet republic, Kyrgyzstan now relies primarily on intermediary trade. Goods from China are transshipped here and sold cheaply abroad, thanks to lax customs regulations. [26 minutes]

  • Turning Trash Into Soil In Bali (#307)

    The Indonesian island of Bali is a tourist hotspot with a major problem that's piling up: trash. [26 minutes]

  • The Cost of Being An Environmental Activist In China (#308)

    Wu Lihong was imprisoned for three years because he publicized the pollution of China's Taihu Lake. [26 minutes]

  • The Downside of Explosive Economic Growth In Asia (#309)

    Asia's evolving cities - Hanoi in Vietnam - They are growing at breakneck speed and are hotbeds of productivity and creativity. For decades, cities like Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong have been in a constant state of modernization. We begin in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. The Vietnamese capital demonstrates what can get forgotten in the process. It is choking in traffic and is overrun by tourists. Many residents can no longer afford to live in the old parts of the city and are moving out to overspill areas. We also pay a visit to Songdo in South Korea. Managed by computer - Songdo City in Korea - South Korea is building a new city. Songdo City will have its own central computer network to manage all aspects of life. Located 65 kilometers west of the capital Seoul on six square kilometers of reclaimed land, it will be complete in 2020. Progress in Peru - Hydroelectric power for remote villages - Peru has been hit hard by climate change. It has seen natural disasters, damage to agriculture and water shortages. In the last 25 years glaciers in the Andes have shrunk by a quarter. And that is having a dramatic impact on water supplies. [26 minutes]

  • Investors In An African Land Grab.... (#310)

    Farmland has never been as high in demand as it is today. Producing crops like wheat, rice, crop or sugar is big business and a safe investment for major banks, companies, and financial institutions. That's why a growing number of major investors are setting their sights on Africa, where farmland is plenty. In one part of Ethiopia, small farmers are being forced off their land because an Indian company wants to grow roses to export to Europe. One out of every two Ethiopians is malnourished. [26 minutes]

  • Marketing Global Climate Change (#312)

    Social networking is an integral part of society. Birmingham offers a Social Media masters degree. [26 minutes]

  • Creating Alternatives to Nuclear Power (#313)

    Coming up this week on Global 3000 the Environment and Development magazine from Deutsche Welle --- a special edition focuses on the global energy economy. Will the world be able to survive without nuclear power? We show just how safe nuclear power plants really are and find out how energy is generated and used around the world. What alternatives do we have after the catastrophe in Japan? [26 minutes]

  • The World's Disappearing Fish (#314)

    A wave of protest against dam projects by the Brazilian government in the Amazon is explored. [26 minutes]

  • Russians Learn A Few Lessons from American Cowboys (#315)

    A look at how purple rice farmed in Laos under fair trade conditions reaches German stores. [26 minutes]

  • Wandering China's Tibetan Foothills (#316)

    The number of visitors to Jordan has also plummeted. Meanwhile, China's tourist industry is booming. [26 minutes]

  • Geysers for Sale In Iceland (#317)

    Renewable Energy in the Caribbean - For the time being, the Caribbean islands are almost completely dependent on oil, with renewable energy playing little to no role in the regional energy supply despite the fact that conditions are ideal. In the long run, the Caribbean could turn its back on fossil fuels and rely completely on solar energy and hydropower. Slowly but surely, the switch is happening. Iceland: Geysers For Sale - Regenerative energies have never been more in demand. Geothermal energy is being hailed as one of the most promising energy sources of the future - readily available and emission-free. It's already being used in many countries. Global Living Room Brazil - Socorro Barbosa and her family built their own home with local wood. Strawberries from Gaza - About 1.5 million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip. Its economy was severely hampered even before the Israeli blockade in 2009, and it has since declined even further. 90 percent of local businesses have shut. [26 minutes]

  • Agribusiness Taking Its Toll On Paraguay (#318)

    The gambling business is worth billions worldwide. Now Singapore wants a share of the pie. It has recently become home to one of the most expensive casino complexes in the world. The show will also look at Paraguay's most important export, soybeans, exploring the monoculture's effect on the environment and local population. [26 minutes]

  • A Tale of Two Economies - Brazil & India - A Stark (#319)

    Brazil: Favelas as a new market - Consumption - one of the great global themes of the 21st century. Brazil's rising middle class has more money at its disposal and wants to spend it. Competition for customers from the favelas is fierce. India: Dirty business with microcredits - Microcredits are considered a success story in development aid. Finally, poor people were able to take their lives into their own hands and develop a livelihood. But what began as a nonprofit idea has become a billion-dollar business in India. Babu Thian works in Ziguinchor as a German teacher. Climate: Forest conservation in Komi, Russia - Much of the world's boreal forests grow in northwestern Russia. They exist only in the northern hemisphere and play a major role in the world's climate because they absorb carbon dioxide. That's why efforts are being made with international aid to protect them from logging and forest fires. [26 minutes]

  • In Tunisia - A Peaceful Revolution - Now What? (#320)

    In the aftermath of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, the popular desire for change has spread like wildfire across the Arab world. In Egypt, too, people took to the streets. Both countries are now looking urgently for an economic upswing to accompany the political upheavals. One of the main factors that will involve is improvements to their education systems. [26 minutes]

  • Closing Nukes - A Daunting Task (#321)

    The closure of a nuclear plant does not solve the problem as is shown by an example from Lithuania. [26 minutes]

  • More Global Meat Eaters - A New Threat to Global Environment (#322)

    Bred and Cloned. The cloning business is booming, especially in the major meat producing countries. [26 minutes]

  • Bullying Moves to the Internet (#323)

    The Side-Effects of Growth - Indian Industry Needs to Save Energy -In India, many industrial companies are based in large-scale industrial parks, where clean energy and efficient use of resources barely play a role. But now that India's industrial development is gathering pace, companies are required to make more of an effort to reduce their energy costs. Young People and Cyber-Bullying - Bullying is part of life in many schools. But these days, it takes place less in the schoolyard and more on the Internet. Social networking sites are filled with vicious rumor, incriminating photos and gossip. Students, parents and teachers feel powerless. Global Snack: Costa Rica - Jorge Antonio Duran Amador sells 'ceviche' in Costa Rica - a culinary specialty made of seafood. Zambia's Woodlands - Valuable Carbon Sinks - Zambia's Miombo Woodlands are home to countless endangered animal species. The huge forest area has remained largely intact, but poaching is taking its toll on its animal populations. With German help, the West Lunga National Park has managed sustainably to ensure its protection as a valuable carbon sink. [26 minutes]

  • Making A Difference Buying Garbage (#324)

    Goals of the pioneering Cape Verde Islands include climate protection and affordable energy for all. [26 minutes]

  • From The Slum to the Soccer Stadium (#325)

    The sulfur miners of Java in Indonesia and Women's soccer on the African continent are covered. [26 minutes]

  • A Human Rights Special (#326)

    Mozambique: The child trafficking hub of southern Africa - The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The nations that ratified it are bound to it by international law. A global logo for human rights - The anti-nuclear energy movement has one, as does the peace movement and there's even an international symbol for recycling. An international logo for human rights is currently in development. Norway: The right to asylum and the refugee dilemma - Article 14 (1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that: "Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution." According to the UN's 2009 Global Trends study, 43.3 million people in the world were fleeing war, conflict and persecution. Bangladesh - Stemming the flood - Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) recognizes the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living. That includes food and water. Climate refugees are often denied this right. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #327

    Seeing Better: A Social Entrepreneur in South Africa Almost of 700 million people in developing countries are blind or have bad vision. Many of them can't afford an optometrist. For many years, Kovin Naidoo has been trying to help them. Census in India: An Identity for the Poor A census sets a society's statistical parameters, and the data collected serve as the basis for political and administrative measures. But is it really possible to count everyone, so that everyone counts? How can homeless people, for example, prove to authorities that they exist? Global Snack: Pie from New Zealand We visited "The Fridge" in downtown Auckland, New Zealand. It's famous for pie - a New Zealand specialty. The Amazon: Protecting the Rain Forests Deforestation of the Amazon region is responsible for almost half of carbon emissions in Brazil. Agriculture, road works and settlements are increasingly threatening the rain forests. To halt this sad development, activists want large parts of the region to be declared nature sanctuaries. [26 minutes]

  • The Garbage Pickers of Rio (#328)

    Brazil - The Hidden Beauty of Garbage - 3500 garbage pickers work in Jardim Gramacho, Latin America's biggest garbage dump. 200 tons of waste are unloaded here every day. Over the decades, a whole recycling civilization of its own has grown up around trash - and a whole way of life. Mozambique: Life For My Child, One Year On - Part 1 - Celia and Helena of Mozambique are both mothers and both HIV positive. They're hoping they haven't passed the virus on to their babies. GLOBAL 3000 observed Celia and Helena for several months, through their pregnancies, the births and the babies' first HIV test a month afterwards. Climate Protection: Eco-Loans in Serbia - Serbia's energy sector is in urgent need of modernization. Demand is rising, but there is still far too much waste from aging power lines. To fix problems like these, the German state-owned development bank has earmarked more than 50 million euros for subsidized-interest loans to Serbian companies. [26 minutes]

  • The Hiv Challenge to Mothers In Mozambique (#329)

    Mozambique: Life for My Child, One Year On - Part 2 Celia and Helena of Mozambique are both mothers and both HIV positive. They're hoping they haven't passed the virus on to their babies. GLOBAL 3000 observed Celia and Helena for several months, through their pregnancies, the births and the babies' first HIV test a month afterwards. Holy Springs: Water Conservation in Northern India -Climate change is taking its toll on the holy springs of the northeast Indian mountains, despite the latter enjoying divine protection. A decrease in rainfall has seen a decrease in the water they provide. Local farmers in the state of Sikkim are now fighting for their livelihoods. The World Culture Festival in Berlin: Meditating for a better world -On the first weekend of July, thousands of people from across the world gathered in Berlin for a mass celebration of intercultural understanding and peace. The World Culture Festival encompassed concerts, dance performances and yoga demonstrations. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #330

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  • Your Old Computer Is Burning In Ghana (#331)

    Indonesia: Oil From Rice Paddies - Bojonegoro in East Java, Indonesia, is an environmental nightmare. Several years ago, an oil field was discovered in this area, and locals are keen to get in on the act. Ghana: The Dangers of Recycling Electronic Scrap - Thick dark clouds hang over Ghana's capital, Accra: Computers, fridges and TVs are manually dismantled in the city's scrapyards, and the parts burned to remove plastic from valuable metals such as aluminum, iron and copper. Water Management in Madagascar - Climate change poses a serious threat to the population of the Mahafaly Plateau, one of the most arid parts of Madagascar. A water management plan developed by the Worldwide Fund for Nature helps local tribes make agriculture more sustainable. [26 minutes]

  • Weening Vietnam from Fossil Fuels (#332)

    Erik Charas made a free newspaper in Mozambique to share information about mobile phone technology. [26 minutes]

  • Collecting Trash for Tuition (#333)

    Renewable energy is still a distant prospect in Croatia. Local projects address energy consumption. [26 minutes]

  • Japan's Responds to Its Nuclear Crises Through Conservation (#334)

    Topics include Japan's energy shift and Germany's climate conscious Melt! Festival. [26 minutes]

  • Climate Change in the Alps (#335)

    From exam to exam - China's school drill - The average school day in China involves drilling and learning by rote. The system is extremely selective and only the best can go on to university. In the international Pisa Study, China's students occupied the top spot, but that doesn't necessarily made them ready for the world of work. Education for all - An elite school in a problem area - The area of Anacostia in Washington DC is only a mile from Capitol Hill. It's a place known for violence, drug dealing and a lack of prospects. But it's here of all places you can find one of the best public schools in the US. Climate change in the Alps - Swiss mountain tourism treads new ground - The Alps serve as Europe's early warning system. The glaciers are melting and plant and animal life is changing. In the Swiss Alps climate change is clear to see. [26 minutes]

  • Preventing Future Famine Disasters (#336)

    Starvation in North Korea - What Happens When Politics Fail - When people go hungry there are usually many reasons, including drought, crop failures and climate change. However misgovernment is often to blame, as well. North Korea is a case in point. Global Statistic: Food Waste - We produce huge amounts of food which never gets eaten. According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, a third of the world's food production ends up going to waste. Strategies For Ethiopia - What Can Be Done To Prevent Future Famines? - How can people in drought-plagued areas feed themselves in the future, without having to rely on food aid? In Ethiopia there are initiatives to promote sustainable farming. Feeding the World of the Future - Two Viewpoints - The world's population just keeps growing. Will we be able to feed everyone in the future? If so, what strategies are necessary? Two experts present two different views. Making Money on Food - Speculating with Agricultural Funds - Prices for many basic foodstuffs are high. Critics say speculators are to blame for spiraling food prices. In addition, they say land grabbers are buying up agricultural land around the globe, threatening the future of small-scale farming. Nonsense, replies fund manager Detlef Schon from Aquila Capital. [26 minutes]

  • How High Gold Prices Ruin The Rain Forests (#337)

    Peru: Gold Destroys Rain Forests - Over the past twelve months, gold's value has increased by 45 percent. Gold is a booming business. Each year, about 2500 tons are mined, often causing tremendous environmental damage, for example in Peru. Indonesia: Pumping Oil - Oil has been extracted in Indonesia for more than a century, usually in small amounts. The people of the island of Java earned money that way. Now the oil companies are moving in. A billion-dollar state investment program aims at exploiting the nation's large oil and gas reserves more efficiently. Global Snack Serbia - In Serbia, no meal is without meat. The popular ground pork patty is called pleskavica. We visit a famous snack bar in Belgrade that serves 2,000 of them every day. Energy from the Sea in Northern Ireland - When we see huge solar power plants and offshore windmills being built, it's easy to forget how long it took before big energy companies were willing to invest in this technology. Advocates of tidal energy now face a similar problem. Toupet from the Temple -- How hair from India ends up on German heads - Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, and many other celebrities enhance their hairdos with other people's hair. And millions of women imitate them. More volume, longer hair, and more glamor thanks to hair extensions, which are strands of real hair. The "raw material" usually comes from India - and is a global mega-business. [26 minutes]

  • Down and Out of Luck In Vegas (#338)

    Las Vegas on a Losing Streak - Las Vegas stands for the American Dream, a place where fortunes are made and dreams can come true. But reality has set in- the city has been hard hit by the global financial crisis. TukTuks Arrive in Europe - The TukTuk: a vehicle with three wheels and a 2-stroke engine. Originally designed in the 1950s, they've only managed to go the distance in developing countries in Africa, Thailand and India. But an electric version is about to hit the streets of Europe. The Chukudus of Congo - Decades of civil war have left the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one of the poorest countries in the world. It still lacks any functioning infrastructure - but necessity is the mother of invention. GlobalSnack Chile - Jose Roja lives in Valparaiso, a port city in Chile. He makes sopaipilla, a type of savoury pancake made with pumpkin that customers eat with various sauces. [26 minutes]

  • Fewer Nukes Means More Coal Mining (#339)

    Colombia - Coal rush - Colombia is Germany's second most important coal supplier after Russia, and Berlin's decision to pull out of nuclear power will up the need. Such, at least, is the hope of international coal companies operating in Colombia. Zambia - Copper in demand - Africa's biggest copper mining region is located in north-west Zambia. Both emerging and industrialized nations need the raw material, which is principally used in the construction and electronics industries, to keep economic growth steady. As more and more mines open up in Zambia, people are flocking to the region to work in them. Afghanistan - Copper before art - A couple of years ago, geologists in Afghanistan discovered the world's second largest copper reserves. A state Chinese mining company secured the rights to operate at the site, promising the local Afghan population a better infrastructure, jobs, new schools and roads in return. Questionnaire Nepal - Seventeen year-old Bettu Mohammed is a motorcycle mechanic in Kathmandu. He hopes to own his own workshop one day, and would also love to make a trip to America. Olympia - Countdown in London - The countdown to the London Olympics has begun. The games are being heralded as the greenest ever - but the reasons for that are as much economic as ethical. [26 minutes]

  • The Dust Bowl Returns to Texas (#340)

    Topics include energy self-sufficiency in Denmark and the consequences of the drought in Texas. [26 minutes]

  • The Great Chinese Wife Shortage (#341)

    Global Number Dating Agencies - Classical partner mediators and online dating agencies are both doing a booming business. The United States heads the list in professionalized partner searches. Russia - The Rich Hell in the Arctic Circle - People who move to Norilsk do it for the high wages paid by one of Russia's biggest and richest concerns. 175,000 people live here, deep within the Arctic Circle. Global Snack London - The typical London snack is NOT fish and chips, but pie and mash. We visited London's East End, where the port's warehouses used to be. Climate Austria - From the Deep Fryer into the Electricity Grid - In Austria's state of Tyrol, ecological current and heat are being produced from old cooking fat. After frying, restaurants and private households collect the used oil for the regional combined heating and power station. The oil produces enough energy for 3,500 people. [26 minutes]

  • China's Boom - A Formula for Environmental Disaster? (#342)

    China's Climate - Growing economic prosperity is having massive consequences for the environment and climate protection. Electro-mobility could be a solution to many problems. Namibia - The Fight for Jobs - No income and no social security. Day laborers in Windhoek wait on the roadside for work. The organization "Men on the side of the road" seeks to get them jobs, at least for the time being. Francesco Piazessi from Mexico Builds Sustainable Homes for the Poor - The initiative "Echale a tu casa" (Build Your House) has already built more than 26,000 homes in Mexico. The homes are for the poorest of poor. Francesco Piazessi and his team work mainly in rural and structurally underdeveloped regions, erecting homes for those who would otherwise live in the simplest metal or wooden huts. Mongolia - Mobile Kindergarten - Many Mongolian nomad children have never seen a kindergarten. Depending on the season, their parents travel long distances to and from remote grazing land. The children seldom have contact with other kids their own age. Now mobile kindergartens are trying to make a difference. [26 minutes]

  • Working Women of the Palestinian Territories (#343)

    H&M in Asia - Germany is one of H&M's biggest markets. The store has 400 branches here - more than any other country in the H&M world. Now the first shop has been opened in Asia in Singapore. Climate in Germany - A village in Germany's Allgau region, Wildpoldsried, is writing climate conservation history. A series of awards, including for example, the "Climate Protection Community of 2009" demonstrate this, and there is good reason for that. The community of 2,500 residents produces three times the amount of energy it consumes and does it using renewable resources. Working Women in the Palestinian Territories - Women still fall victim to discrimination and are disadvantaged in many parts of the world. The organization "UN WOMEN" is aimed at giving them more focused support than in the past. They are also fostering the continuation of projects that have already been successful. Biodegradable Herbicides and Pesticides - Some pesticides are based on nerve toxins that can be deadly to people and animals as well. It is estimated that some 2.5 million tons of them are applied annually worldwide. They are used on banana plantations to kill nematode worms that destroy the banana plants. But these chemicals pose a threat to the health of the people who work on the plantations. [26 minutes]

  • Population Growth Still Explosive (#344)

    Africa on the Move - Tunisian Rap in Times of Revolution - In December of 2010 one of Tunisia's best-known rappers, Hamada Ben-Amor, was detained for days for recording a song critical of the government. Global Number: Population Growth - The United Nations now believes the world's population is increasing more rapidly than previously thought. It estimates there will be 9.3 billion people on the planet by 2050. Vietnam - Child Mortality - Many of the people of Vietnam's mountainous regions still live as they have for decades. Few profit from advances in modern medicine. As a result, the number of young mothers who die during childbirth is 10 times higher here than in the rest of the country. Climate Change: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Hydroelectric power is Bosnia's biggest export and has been for decades. However many power plants and distribution networks were destroyed during the Bosnian War. Now the German development bank KfW is financing the restoration of the Rama and Trebinje hydroelectric plants. [26 minutes]

  • Combating Violence Against Women In Bolivia (#345)

    Turkey - Wind power - The Turkish economy is growing fast, and that means electricity consumption is rising and is in increasingly short supply. Turkey wants to boost the share of power generated by the wind to help solve the problem. The first wind farm in the country went into operation in 2007, on the Gallipoli peninsula. Bolivia - Combating violence against women - Violence against women is a worldwide problem. In Bolivia, the poorest country in Latin America, it is particularly widespread. Germany - The country's first carbon-neutral brewery - Gottfried Harle runs the first eco-friendly brewery in Germany. At first, people laughed at him. Japan - The Yakuza and the cleanup - The earthquake and tsunami in March devastated a large part of north-eastern Japan. The meltdown at Fukushima made things all the worse. The cleanup operation is still in full swing. [26 minutes]

  • Egypt - The Long and Winding Road to Worker's Rights (#346)

    Tanzania - The Fishing Industry - Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the third largest in the world. It provides over 30 million people in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya with a livelihood. Climate - Rain Forest Protection in Guatemala - Maize and cattle farming, illegal logging and illegal settlements are all contributing to the destruction of the Sierra del Lacandon national park's rainforest. Egypt - The Long and Winding Road to Worker's Rights - The international Labor Organization (ILO) puts Egypt among the world's 25 countries with the worst workers' rights records. Under Mubarak, the trade union federation was state-controlled. Sweden - Algae as Energy - The beaches of Trelleborg in southern Sweden are awash with algae. But the bane of tourists is a boon for environmentalists. [26 minutes]

  • A massive new dam project threatens large parts of the Amazon (#347)

    Brazil: The big dam is being built - Construction work has begun on the Belo Monte dam. The project will provide electricity for some 23 million households. It will also destroy large parts of the Amazon rain forest and the wetlands along the river. Resistance to the dam continues among the indigenous population. Kenya and the climate: proceeds from the sale of carbon certificates secure an ecosystem - Over a decade ago, the Kasigau corridor in eastern Kenya was overgrazed, clear-cut and devoid of wildlife. But since 1998, the organization Wildlife Works took on the task of returning the region to its original state. Eldercare in Thailand: in exile or at home abroad? - Demographic developments in many European countries are becoming a great challenge to society. The population is aging and caring for them is becoming increasingly expensive. [26 minutes]

  • Can Russia build an olympic city without destroying the environment (#348)

    An Unscrupulous Business, The Global Trade in Food - While banks do not directly trade in food, they encourage their clients to speculate on rising prices. The result is booming profits, while driving up prices for staples to more than double their levels in 2003. Mozambique, A Country For Sale - Africa is currently seeing a battle over fertile soil. International investors promise that their money will bring development. Over 30 million hectares of land on the continent are said to have already been leased or sold to foreign companies. Pakistan, The Model Village - Almost two thirds of the population in Pakistan live in rural areas, with around 80 percent of them on or below the poverty line. It's ideal recruiting ground for the Taliban and their "holy war". Climate: Sochi, Russia - Construction work continues apace in Sochi by the Black Sea for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Russian government is promising high environmental standards. [26 minutes]

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  • The Status of Women Shifting In Some Surprising Places (#350)

    Indonesia: Geothermal Energy from Sumatra's Volcanoes - For the past four centuries, Indonesia has been home to 106 active volcanoes, and 30 of them are located on the island of Sumatra. Indonesia has been looking to boost its production of geothermal energy in recent years. Afghanistan: Soap Opera Actress Stands up for Women's Rights - Abeda is a TV actress in Afghanistan, where she's seen as a source of hope for the millions of viewers who tune in to her show. Malawi: A Way out of Poverty - More Property Rights for Women - In many traditional societies in Africa, women are barred from being landowners. Without that right, they are denied a critical resource for making a living. Climate Peru - More Water for the Capital Lima - Lima sees very little rain - with less than one centimeter of precipitation every year, the city of eight million is dependent on glacial runoff from the Andes. Meanwhile, the glaciers are melting, while Lima continues to grow. [26 minutes]

  • Growing Food Stack By Stack (#351)

    Vertical Farming - How Cities of the Future Can Feed Themselves -Population growth has led to increased demand for vegetables and fruit and ever rising prices. Additional cropland is needed to make sure everyone on the planet can be fed. Africa on the Move: Morocco - Rehabilitating Young People - One-tenth of Morocco's prison population is made up of children and teenagers who are often convicted and sentenced without any legal representation. Now steps are being taken to help these young people. Social Entrepreneur Zoran Puljic: Creating Jobs in Bosnia-Herzegovina - Zoran Puljic has invested 2.5 million Euros in the creation of new jobs in the economically depressed city of Sekovici in the Serb part of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Climate India - Energy Efficiency for Industrial Production - India's economy is growing faster than ever before. But economic growth also means increased energy use and CO2 emissions. [26 minutes]

  • A Survey of Global Charity (#352)

    Colombia: The Drug Mafia's Submarines - Colombia, Peru and Bolivia are still among the biggest producers of drugs worldwide. The countries grow huge quantities of cocaine to be sold on the European and American markets. Global Number: Charity - Doing good comes in many forms, whether it's making donations, offering free tutoring or helping an elderly person cross the street. Social Engagement in Russia - Julia Titova wants to promote social engagement in Russia, and to do that, she opened the first charity shop in St. Petersburg almost a year ago. Climate: Rwanda, Gorillas in Virunga National Park - The mountain gorillas of Rwanda are a major tourist attraction - but climate change is threatening to upend their habitat in the Virunga mountains. [26 minutes]

  • What Modernization Has Brought to Hanoi (#353)

    We take a look at Asia's changing cities, including Hanoi in Vietnam and Sondo in South Korea. [26 minutes]

  • Protecting Zambia's Huge Forests (#401)

    In Laos, a fair trade initiative is growing purple rice. The Miombo Woodlands in Zambia is visited. [26 minutes]

  • China Has Its Own Housing Bust (#402)

    "Blood in the Mobile" - how minerals for cell phones finance civil war in The Congo - A rare metal called tantalum is extracted from coltan ore. Tantalum is widely used in flatscreen TVs, mobile phones and other electronics. Global Living Rooms: Serbia - Kosta Popovic, a teacher from Belgrade, invites us into his living room. Laos - Fighting to Save Its Forests - Laos is known as the "land of a million elephants". But the numbers living in the wild have now fallen to about one thousand. As more forests are cut for timber, nature reserves are becoming ever more important for both elephants and the people of Laos. Ghost Cities - A Legacy of the Chinese Real Estate Bubble - Wealthy Chinese are not permitted to invest abroad. And banks pay little interest. So Chinese investors buy expensive apartments and houses that no one wants - because they're far too pricey. [26 minutes]

  • An Invasive Species of Fish Create Havoc on the Mississippi (#403)

    In Nicaragua, climate change means that rainfall has declined. Farmers there are now using solar-powered water pumps to irrigate their fields. We also take a look at how Asian carp - a species that is not native to the USA - is wreaking havoc in the Mississippi River. [26 minutes]

  • An African Development Project That Works (#404)

    A closer look at the subject of microcredits, small loans for individual entrepreneurs, is featured. [26 minutes]

  • Tapping El Salvador's volcanoes for Geothermal Energy (#405)

    The Arab Awakening, Geothermal Energy in El Salvador and Artificial Glaciers in the Himalayas. [26 minutes]

  • Bringing The Entrepreneurial Spirit to Zimbabwe (#406)

    Cambodian Rail Expansion - From Turkey to Singapore, the Trans-Asian Railway is a massive undertaking. Planned in 1960s, it was to connect Europe with Asia. More than 17,000 kilometers of track across the continents, the Trans-Siberian line is only one part of the project. Now, in Cambodia, tracks first laid in the colonial era are to be rebuilt. The UN hopes this will give local trade a boost and encourage tourism, helping a nation still reeling from the aftermath of war to get back on its feet. Climate: Camel Milk from Kenya - Camels instead of cows. Lots of Europeans think that's a standard drink in Africa but it couldn't be further from the truth. Camels are used for transportation through the desert, while cows are raised for milk production. But climate change is forcing a rethink. Droughts are becoming more frequent, making it difficult to maintain grazing land for cows. NGOs are now encouraging people to try camels as an alternative. They can be milked all year round, the milk itself is healthier and it fetches a higher price at the market. A Chance for the Future - Berlinda Mkangawi was born in Zimbabwe and has founded a company with a friend in Harare. She offers consultations on how to start a business and market it. Now, the Kofi-Annan Foundation has sent the 35 year old to the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. She is learning how to better support young entrepreneurs and emerging professionals in her country. We joined her during her time in Berlin. [26 minutes]

  • Where Your Donated Clothing Is Really Going (#407)

    Democracy Instead of Drugs in Guatemala and the Booming Business in Used Clothing are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • The Ugly Side of Fracking in the U.S. (#408)

    Topics include shale gas extraction and the fallout in the US and animated television in Taiwan. [26 minutes]

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  • Creating A Male-Dominant Culture - One Baby at a Time (#410)

    Many recent studies indicate an alarming imbalance in the gender ratio in several countries. [26 minutes]

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  • Nigeria: Land of Sand and Dreams (#412)

    The farmers of Bolivia's arid south have been hard hit by global warming. [26 minutes]

  • Micro-Banking Takes Root In Pakistan (#413)

    Angola, a former Portuguese colony, has become a booming economy and job engine for Portugal. [26 minutes]

  • Havana Gets A Facelift for Tourists (#414)

    Topics include oyster farming in Senegal and adapting to climate change in Bangladesh. [26 minutes]

  • The Growing Greed for Ivory (#415)

    A new sewage plant in Nicaragua is saving Lake Managua from pollution and is good for the climate. [26 minutes]

  • A Hazardous South African Legacy: Radioactive Mine (#416)

    Topics include Lithium Mining in Bolivia's Salt Flats and Mustard Power in India. [26 minutes]

  • Making Room for Electric Cars On Kampala's Fume-Filled Streets (#417)

    Climate-friendly palm oil production in Columbia and Electromobility in Uganda are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Desperate Measures to Save The Bluefin Tuna (#418)

    In Australia, German-born Hagen Hagen Stehr works to save Bluefin tuna from extinction. [26 minutes]

  • The Kabul Dream Factory (#419)

    A look at Saba Sahar's life as a mother, police officer, filmmaker and women's rights activist. [26 minutes]

  • Harvesting Nepal's 25,000 Water Mills for Electricy (#420)

    The Power of Music - How an artist is preserving South African tradition: Fewer and fewer people in South Africa are interested in the traditional music of their homeland. Dizu Plaatjies is working to turn this around. Dizu Plaatjies teaches African music performance at the University of Cape Town. He also founded the Ibuyambo Music and Art Exhibition Center, which aims to keep traditional culture alive in the modern day. Undocumented - the struggles of the Roma people in Macedonia: In 1999, Macedonia was confronted with hundreds of thousands of refugees who had fled Kosovo. Many of them were Roma and stayed in the capital city of Skopje. We take a look at one of Skopje's 10 municipalities -and one that is home to many Roma. Šuto Orizari is home to over 22, 000 people and also has the largest Roma settlement in the world. Living conditions are poor and most are unemployed. Ljatife Sikovska is Roma herself and wants to help improve the situation for her community. She does this with her organization "Ambrela", which offers programs on education, human rights and gender equality. Nepal - Efficient water mills produce electricity: How can traditional forms of technology be developed to become more environmentally friendly? In Nepal, farmers have been grinding rice and grains with water mills, called ghattas, for centuries. Now they're being converted to become more energy-efficient and even to produce electricity. Nepal has about 25,000 traditional water mills scattered throughout the country. 6,500 of them already have been converted. These new and improved water mills are a climate-friendly alternative, and could serve as a model for other countries in Asia. [26 minutes]

  • One of Mexico's Most Diverse Natural Habitats Under Assault (#421)

    Topics include Learning to Read with Bollywood Karaoke and Natural Reserve in Mexico. [26 minutes]

  • A Doctor to the Poorest of the Poor In East Texas (#422)

    Topics include "A Doctor for the Poor" in Texas and "Free from the State Power Grid" in Kyrgyzstan. [26 minutes]

  • Restoring A Destroyed Rain Forest (#423)

    Sumatra's Harapan Rainforest is a shining example of how the rainforest ecosystem can be saved. [26 minutes]

  • A Creative Solution for Seoul Korea's 4.3 million tons of yearly trash (#424)

    South Korea is currently pumping $35 billion into a program of projects focusing on sustainability. [26 minutes]

  • Brazil's Controversial Move to Hydroelectric Power (#425)

    A visit to Porto Velho to investigate how green Brazil's Hydroelectric Power really is is featured. [26 minutes]

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  • The Scavenger Children of the Philippines (#427)

    Topics include protecting the tropical rainforest in Peru. [26 minutes]

  • Supporting Emerging Entrepreneurs In Zimbabwe (#428)

    Topics include Cambodian Rail Expansion and Camel Milk from Kenya. [25 minutes]

  • A Closer Look at U.S. Fracking Operations (#429)

    Shale gas extraction and the fallout in the US and animated television in Taiwan are spotlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Cuba Tries Rebuilding A Slum to Attract Tourists (#430)

    Oyster Farming in Senegal and Adapting to Climate Change in Bangladesh are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Sustainable Farming In Europe (#431)

    Saving Lake Managua in Nicaragua and sustainable farming in Germany are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • The End of An Indigenous Tribe In Brazil (#432)

    Climate change is endangering the livelihoods of the people of the Pacific island nation Vanuatu. [26 minutes]

  • Facing An Environmental Dilemma In Argentina (#433)

    Chile's energy sector wants to produce hydroelectricity on land conservationists want for a park. [26 minutes]

  • Illegal Deforestation Threatens The Orangutan (#434)

    Drought in West Africa and the Lesotho Highlands Water Project in Southern Africa are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • A Teenage Girl Flees Her Sudanese Home (#435)

    Coming up this week on Global 3000 the Environment and Development magazine from Deutsche Welle. China is waging an all-out battle against garbage, using expertise and modern technology from Germany. We also profile a 14-year-old Sudanese girl who has made her own way to the Yida refugee camp in southern Sudan. [26 minutes]

  • One Man's Waste Is Another Man's Building Material (#436)

    A project in the Guatemalan highlands gets volunteers to build eco-houses out of trash. [26 minutes]

  • The Deadly Cashew Trees of India (#437)

    For twenty years, an insecticide was sprayed on Cashew trees in India and now the land is poisoned. [26 minutes]

  • Modern Slavery In Singapore (#438)

    Many domestic workers in Singapore suffer exploitation at the hands of their wealthy employers. [26 minutes]

  • American Drought Rings Famine Alarms Overseas (#439)

    A look at the Global Food Crisis. Meager harvests are not the only factors driving up food prices. [26 minutes]

  • India's Sterilization Lottery (#440)

    Women in rural India are being offered the chance to win big rewards by opting for sterilization. [26 minutes]

  • Preserving South Africa's Traditional Music (#441)

    Dizu Plaatjies aims to keep traditional music of South Africa alive in the modern day in Cape Town. [26 minutes]

  • Protecting One of Mexico's Most Diverse Habitats (#442)

    Climate change and unsustainable forestry practices are threatening Mexico's Sierra Madre Oriental. [26 minutes]

  • Deadly Mosquitoes - Kenya's Battle Against Malaria (#443)

    The Kenyan NGO Alliance Against Malaria distributes mosquito nets and teaches about the disease. [26 minutes]

  • Polluting Machines on the High Seas - Super Cruise Ships (#444)

    The cruise ship industry comes in for heavy criticism for its poor environmental record. [26 minutes]

  • Africa's Rising Middle Class (#445)

    Richard Kiman is a successful juice producer who has nearly 360 Kenyan farmers under contract. [26 minutes]

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  • Cooperatives creating more stability in Afghanistan (#447)

    Agricultural cooperatives in Afghanistan are leading to more stability in the region. [26 minutes]

  • Are Climate Change Summits Really Worth The Energy? (#448)

    A look at how much harm a climate change conference in Doha, Qatar do to the environment. [26 minutes]

  • The Realities of Climate Change Hid Hard In Mexico (#449)

    Droughts are lasting longer and rainy seasons are shorter in the province of Chiapas in Mexico. [26 minutes]

  • Saving The Last Wild Coffee Forests In Ethiopia (#450)

    Ethiopia's wild coffee forests gained protected status as the UNESCO Kafa Coffee Biosphere Reserve. [26 minutes]

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  • Generating Seoul Power from 12,000 Tons of Trash A Day (#452)

    A recycling project that focuses on sustainability and green energy in Seoul, Korea is highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #501

    An insecticide used in India and a Moroccan wind farm that produces green energy are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #502

    Farmers rise up against the commodities boom in the state of Queensland in Australia. [26 minutes]

  • The Scavenger Children of the Philippines (#503)

    Peru has the fourth-largest area of tropical rainforest, but it is vulnerable to illegal logging. [26 minutes]

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  • Environmental Crises in the Garden of Eden (#505)

    Iraq is home to vast wetlands that were drained and turned into desert by Saddam Hussein. [26 minutes]

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  • Fighting Obesity In Mexico (#507)

    Taiwan has set an ambitious goal of installing 1,000 onshore and offshore wind turbines by 2025. [26 minutes]

  • Vegetables from the Slums (#508)

    Tourism of the Yasur volcano is becoming an economic factor in the island republic of Vanuatu. [26 minutes]

  • Dominican Republic World Leader in Climate Change (#509)

    The rising rate of addiction to crystal meth has become one of South Africa's biggest problems. [26 minutes]

  • A Kenyan Dancer Overcomes Polio (#510)

    Unlike many other countries, New Zealand gives state support to genetic research on large animals. [26 minutes]

  • Tigers Heading for Extinction in the Wild (#511)

    Topics include the demographic change in China and green transportation in Columbia. [26 minutes]

  • A Catholic Clash over Contraceptives in the Philippines (#512)

    Finnish Rapper Signmark, alias Marko Vuoriheimo, from Finland is a rapper and he's also deaf. [26 minutes]

  • South Africa - Not Quite Yet A Rainbow Nation (#513)

    Under apartheid, interracial marriages were forbidden. It's effects are still felt today. [26 minutes]

  • Plastic Bottles Go Sola (#514)

    My Shelter Foundation is turning empty plastic bottles into lamps in the Philippines. [26 minutes]

  • China's Toxic Fog (#515)

    Smog effects 13 percent of China, caused by the growing number of cars and China's use of coal. [26 minutes]

  • E-Readers Arrive in the 3rd World (#516)

    Environmental groups are accusing the growing cruise ship industry of polluting the seas. [26 minutes]

  • Modern Slavery In Singapore (#517)

    Topics include modern slavery in Singapore and latex condoms from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. [26 minutes]

  • E-Books A Success in the Third World (#518)

    The organization GRUPEDSAC raises awareness of sustainable farming practices in rural Mexico. [26 minutes]

  • The Medellin Losing Its Hold On Colombia (#519)

    Cultural and social projects have helped make Medellin a model for urban transformation in Columbia. [26 minutes]

  • Is America's Current Oil Boom Real (#521)

    A look at the possible oil boom from the Eagle Ford Shale formation in the southern part of Texas. [26 minutes]

  • A Drought Resistant Crop Raises Hopes for Fighting Famine (#522)

    Topics include sexual assaults on female protesters in Egypt and aid programs for Ethiopia. [26 minutes]

  • Poor and Hiv Positive In Louisiana (#523)

    Indonesia's policy of eco-friendly sustainable tourism and toxic waste on cruise ships are covered. [26 minutes]

  • What Ever Happened to the Ozone Hole? (#524)

    Since the ban on CFCs came into effect, the ozone layer has been recovering, but only very slowly. [26 minutes]

  • Hydropower on the Mekong River - Progress Or Folly (#525)

    Environmentalists object to plans by Laos to build six hydropower plants on the Mekong River. [26 minutes]

  • Battling Child Labor in the Diamond Mines of North India (#526)

    AIDS orphans in Kenya and more money for Rwanda's ecological development are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Israelis and Palestinians Turn Friends Over Entrepreneurship (#527)

    Help for Palestinian IT start-ups and solar power in Brazil are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Meat Consumption Doubles In India (#528)

    Water management between Costa Rica and Panama and India's changing taste in food are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Orange Juice Is Healthy for Humans, But Not For The Environment (#529)

    A South African orange juice-maker has now switched to a more eco-friendly manner of production. [26 minutes]

  • Saving The Last Wild Coffee Forests of Ethiopia (#530)

    Ethiopia's wild coffee forests has protected status as the UNESCO Kafa Coffee Biosphere Reserve. [26 minutes]

  • Turning Autism Into Vocational Jobs (#531)

    Social Entrepreneur Helps Turn Autism into a Vocational Advantage -Danish social entrepreneur Thorkil Sonne set up an IT company called "Specialisterne" in 2004. It's a consulting company, that employs people with autism. Their difficulties are often accompanied by unique talents, such as razor-sharp memories, great powers of concentration, precision and an eye for detail. Such skills make them particularly suited to working for computer or software companies. Sonne thought it was unfair that people with autism were practically locked out of the labor market and set himself the ambitious goal of creating one million jobs for them worldwide. Questionnaire - Tumaini Matinda from Tanzania - Tumaini Matinda is 33 years old and works as a travel guide, organizing safaris for tourists who visit national parks. He is concerned that some species could become extinct because humans covet their horns, tusks or teeth. Climate: Peruvian Farmers Battle Climate Change - Peru's northern coastline is increasingly being battered by storms and other extreme weather linked to climate change. Now together with a local financial establishment, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) has set up an insurance system that helps compensate farmers in the case of damage. Valentin Ruiz, the chairman of the Cooperative of Banana Producers in the region, is worried by the effects that storms and flooding have on the banana crop. To protect banana producers from the effects of El Nino, he and his members have collected money for dams and levees. Climate - Biodiesel Makes Life Easier for Women in Benin - Seventy percent of people in the West African state of Benin live in the countryside. Most of them don't have any electricity. North of the capital Porto Novo, the French organization Geres is overseeing a project that makes life a bit easier, by helping people to process their food with the help of machines. The project is primarily targeted at women in the Zou region, who have got together to form cooperatives. Geres has set up 35 plants where women can process their foodstuffs. As diesel is expensive, the machines are run on biodiesel. [26 minutes]

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  • Real estate improvements pushing the poor out of Rio (#534)

    The ecosystem of Inle Lake in Myanmar is under threat from overfishing, pollution and silting. [26 minutes]

  • The Rush to Save The Habitat of Millions of Africa Animals (#535)

    The survival of Serengeti National Park and improving agriculture in Myanmar are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Stimulants: Medications Used to Improve Performance (#536)

    One woman's story sheds light on the huge increase in stimulant use by people in the United States. [26 minutes]

  • Is There Still Time to Save The Habitats of Millions of African Animals? (#537)

    Topics include the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and improving agriculture in Myramar. [26 minutes]

  • Fire Fighting Climate Change In Brazil (#538)

    A look at how firefighting and fire management is being used to fight climate change in Brazil. [26 minutes]

  • Saving Lives Before The Ambulance Arrives (#539)

    Topics include death on the rails in Canada and saving lives and overcoming boundaries in Israel. [26 minutes]

  • Tackling The Taliban with a TV Heroine (#540)

    A look at how the fishing industry is tackling climate change in the northern Philippines. [26 minutes]

  • Preserving A Little Piece of Paradise (#541)

    A new climate strategy in the Dominican Republic and new fashion styles in Myanmar are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Preserving A Piece of Paradise (#542)

    Topics include rain forest and climate protection in the Congo basin and malnutrition in Laos. [26 minutes]

  • Huge Reservoir Discovered In African Desert (#543)

    A look at how Ecuador's Galapagos Islands are under threat from climate change. [26 minutes]

  • Recycling Trash Into An Orchestra (#544)

    Kiribati, the Pacific Atlantis, and Rwanda's health insurance as a model for Africa are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Clicking Clients' Likes for Cash (#545)

    Conservation zones are meant to help nature adapt to the climate changes in Costa Rica. [26 minutes]

  • New View of Mapping The World (#546)

    Combating water shortage in Grenada is discussed. Konprawee Sinudom from Thailand is featured. [26 minutes]

  • Farming Salmon Contaminating Ecosystems (#547)

    The problem with farmed salmon in Canada and the clean water quarrel in Germany are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Children in the Workforce (#548)

    Global protests are highlighted and child labor unions in Nigeria are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Cuba: Fee to Travel Freedom (#549)

    Topics include new travel freedoms in Cuba and brave women taking on the legacy of war in Laos. [26 minutes]

  • Fans Instead of Fish In Fiji (#550)

    The UN Climate Conference in Warsaw was overshadowed by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. [26 minutes]

  • The Peacemakers of Colombia (#551)

    The loss of biodiversity in Namaqualand, a semi-desert region of southern Africa, is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Cell Phones and Development: Start-Up Boom In Kenya (#552)

    Biohacker Tim Cannon invents devices and software that can measure and analyze bodily functions. [26 minutes]

  • Importance of Global Biodiversity (#601)

    The dramatic loss of biodiversity in Namaqualand, a region of southern Africa, is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Tsunami of Indonesia: Rebuilding of a Community a Decade Later (#602)

    The Nigerian government has set up a program called "YouWin" to support young entrepreneurs. [26 minutes]

  • Global Sports Push Redevelopment In Rio (#603)

    Inle Lake in Myanmar is under threat from overfishing, deforestation, pollution and silting. [26 minutes]

  • Curse of the Diamond: Corrupting Children (#604)

    Topics include AIDS orphans in Kenya and more money for Rwanda's ecological development. [26 minutes]

  • Threatened Rhinos: Poaching to Extinction? (#605)

    Topics include new opportunities in Southeast Asia and saving the rhinoceros in Namibia. [26 minutes]

  • Swirling Seas of Ocean Plastic Pollution (#606)

    The German Federal Environment Agency says the oceans are filled with 140 million tons of trash. [26 minutes]

  • Brazil: 2nd Largest In Internet Media (#607)

    Never before have Brazilians been so deep in debt, 63 percent of Brazilian families are affected. [26 minutes]

  • Oil, Politics, and Ecology: Winner Or Loser (#608)

    A look at whether the oil industry is taking over The Yasuni Rainforest in Ecuador. [26 minutes]

  • Eu Covert Operation: Let In Banned USA Food? (#609)

    The EU and the US are negotiating a free trade agreement and are haggling about trade restrictions. [26 minutes]

  • Canada: Oil Boom Consequences (#610)

    The oil boom in Canada had created health and environmental damage at Lake Athabasca. [26 minutes]

  • California Drought: Fields Turning Into Deserts (#611)

    Preventing child marriage in Bangladesh and the terrible drought in California are addressed. [26 minutes]

  • Empowering Women for Success (#612)

    Gender equality, one of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, is spotlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Syria: Kurdish Women Soldiers Against Jihadists (#613)

    Biodiversity monitoring in Serra da Bodoquena is a pilot project for more national parks in Brazil. [26 minutes]

  • Iran's New Era: Unblocking Freedom of Expression (#614)

    Worries about the conflict in Ukraine and the threat to Mida Creek in Kenya are detailed. [26 minutes]

  • Lion Fish Ruining Barrier Reefs (#615)

    Social Entrepreneur Roberto Kikawa is working to ensure medical examinations for Brazil's poor. [26 minutes]

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