PRIhttp://www.pri.org/Copyright 2009 Public Radio International. All rights reserved.Vivvo CMS 4.12013-05-23T20:29:36-04:00Peru's president orders environmental clean-up in Amazon oil regionhttp://www.pri.org/stories/science/environment/peru-s-president-orders-environmental-clean-up-in-amazon-oil-region-13891.html2013-05-23T14:30:00-04:002013-05-23T14:30:00-04:00PRI's The WorldPeru's economy has long run on the extraction of minerals from beneath the earth's surface. And that has come at a cost to the environment and the health of people. But environmental activists are heartened to see the government make tentative steps to rein in environmental excesses.Right whale born in cold North Atlantic waters beats odds, survives winterhttp://www.pri.org/stories/science/environment/right-whale-born-in-cold-north-atlantic-waters-beats-odds-survives-winter-13889.html2013-05-23T12:21:00-04:002013-05-23T12:21:00-04:00Living on EarthRight whales typically give birth in warm waters off the coasts of Florida and Georgia, but this past year, one whale mother didn't make the migration, and gave birth off Massachusetts. Scientists worried the calf would die but, against the odds, it survived and the pair met back up with its pod this spring.Catholic priests in Philippines bring Mass to shopping malls to meet the peoplehttp://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/religion/catholic-priests-in-philippines-bring-mass-to-shopping-malls-to-meet-the-people-13886.html2013-05-23T10:00:00-04:002013-05-23T10:00:00-04:00PRI's The WorldThe Philippines is one of the largest Catholic countries in the world, but recent surveys have shown that the country's devotion is waning, as churchgoers object to sex scandals and morality that seems old-fashioned. So priests are having to work harder, including saying mass in malls.In Tornado Alley, weathercasters admired for keeping communities safehttp://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/government/in-tornado-alley-weathercasters-admired-for-keeping-communities-safe-13879.html2013-05-23T09:00:00-04:002013-05-23T09:00:00-04:00The TakeawayIn the wake of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma City, the media was widely praised for providing timely, accurate information to residents to help them stay safe during the storm. In many cases, the media was represented by the local TV meteorologist, who is on the front line of warning viewers of impending severe weather.Sushi chef tries to get people to open up to more sustainable ingredientshttp://www.pri.org/stories/science/environment/sushi-chef-tries-to-get-people-to-open-up-to-more-sustainable-ingredients-13878.html2013-05-22T17:26:00-04:002013-05-22T17:26:00-04:00Living on EarthMany of the ingredients that people associate with sushi can't be fashioned into food in a sustainable way. And as sushi becomes more popular, that's becoming a big problem. But one sushi chef is trying to change that by introducing new ingredients in his sushi.Spaniards outraged by new, strict EU regulations on olive oilhttp://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/government/spaniards-outraged-by-new-strict-eu-regulations-on-olive-oil-13876.html2013-05-22T10:00:00-04:002013-05-22T10:00:00-04:00PRI's The WorldIn Spain, olive oil might as well be considered one of the food groups. And, often, that olive oil comes in unmarked, unlabeled containers from small orchards. But the European Union wants to make sure consumers know exactly what they're eating, which means big changes for the olive oil industry.James Rosen case prompts frank discuss about balance between First Amendment, national securityhttp://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/government/james-rosen-case-prompts-frank-discuss-about-balance-between-first-amendment-national-security-13867.html2013-05-22T09:00:00-04:002013-05-22T09:00:00-04:00The TakeawayThe Justice Department has launched an unprecedented crackdown on leaks within the government -- going so far as to seize the phone records of several AP journalists and searching the personal email of a Fox News correspondent. The crackdown has prompted an outcry from media and civil rights advocates.Businesses prepare for explosion in deep sea mining activitieshttp://www.pri.org/stories/science/businesses-prepare-for-explosion-in-deep-sea-mining-activities-13866.html2013-05-21T15:14:00-04:002013-05-21T15:14:00-04:00PRI's The WorldIncreases in prices for natural resources and advances in technology have conspired to make deep sea mining a commercially viable endeavor. But the prospect of large undersea vacuums sucking up minerals and animals at the same time has some environmentalists more than a little concerned.Syrian mother struggles over whether to return to husband, home as civil war rageshttp://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/government/syrian-mother-faces-struggle-over-whether-to-return-to-husband-home-as-civil-war-rages-13864.html2013-05-21T12:07:00-04:002013-05-21T12:07:00-04:00PRI's The WorldSyria has been embroiled in a bitter civil war for more than two years. That prompted one Syrian woman, Ahlam, to come to America to give birth to her daughter, near her family. But now, with her husband unable to leave, she's preparing to return to the violence that is Syria today.Deadly tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs, killing dozenshttp://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/government/deadly-tornado-rips-through-oklahoma-city-suburbs-killing-dozens-13862.html2013-05-21T09:12:00-04:002013-05-21T09:12:00-04:00The TakeawaySearch and rescuers were combing through the rubble of Moore, Okla., after a devastating tornado "tore the heart out" of the suburban Oklahoma city. At least 24 people were reported dead, with that toll expected to continue to rise as the rescue turns into a recovery.