In Kenya's Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha drives the economy. It's a draw for wildlife, tourists, business -- and pollution, which is imperiling all the rest. But a series of partnerships have cleaned up the lake and got it back on track.
A report out last week documented pages and pages of evidence that concludes Lance Armstrong was at the center of a doping ring. On Wednesday, Armstrong began to lose sponsors and announced he would resign as chairman of the very charity he founded.
Because of Myanmar's economic stagnation over the past decades, very little development has taken place -- which has allowed the country's historic colonial buildings to endure. But as the country loosens up, some preservationists are worried it may lead to destruction of relatively rundown, but still historic, buildings.
A project in Oregon seeks to turn a long-dormant volcano into a source of power for as many as a million people. It would involve pumping water deep into the water, where the geothermal activity would turn that water into steam to spin turbines — without producing CO2.
There's a movement afoot to bring art -- real art -- to the masses. Costco, though its website, is selling Warhols and Matisses, and that's just the beginning. Art dealer Greg Moors says fine art is becoming more broadly available, in place of tacky prints.
Unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in September after the economy added 114,000 jobs and total employment increased 873,000. In addition, the labor department revised upward previous months' employment reports.
A group of French scientists are raising questions about the safety of genetically modified corn. The scientists say, specifically, that Roundup Ready corn causes tumors in rats, and therefore isn't safe in humans -- a claim wholly rejected by Roundup producer Monsanto.
The Chinese government finally announced when its Party Congress would take place, the event where its leadership turns over and a new generation steps up. Among those competing for a top spot is Wang Yang, a top party leader in Guangdong province.
Italy's unemployment rate is more than 10 percent, but among the young, it's vastly worse. Perhaps 35 percent, or worse. So a growing number of young Italians, and a few others who are out-of-work, are turning to the country's organic farms, where they can learn a skill, and keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs.
Job growth has been hard to come in in this economy. But in Massachusetts at least, the clean energy industry is adding jobs at a brisk pace. Fueled by decreased costs, increased availability and federal tax credits, the clean energy economy was adding jobs at an 11 percent clip last year.