As millions of more Chinese enter the middle class, many are demanding a key passport to that lifestyle: a car. Millions throughout the developing world have the same demand. The world can't sustain this. One possible solution: car sharing.
The Sahel region of West Africa is being hit hard by climate change. But from the country of Burkina Faso, Mark Hertsgaard spotlights a small green miracle that's helping farmers fight the warming trend. The secret, he says, is trees. On PRI's The World.
In February, the federal government injected $787 billion dollars to stimulate the economy. A lot of that money went to so-called green projects. The World's Jason Margolis looks at where those green dollars are going and just how green those dollars are.
Costa Rica, a tropical country known for its national parks and ecotourism, has taken a step to protect its environment. But in this environmentally conscious nation, a new ban on hunting faces obstacles.
The World's Clark Boyd reports from Denmark on a new factory that's making ethanol from straw. If the technology pans out, supporters hope it will help replace both gasoline and biofuels made from food crops.
A Saudi Arabian company has leased tens of thousands of acres in Ethiopia to grow rice for export. The Ethiopian government says it will help provide food security for its citizens but some who live in the region say they're not seeing any benefits.