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Global Politics

Economic strategy in North Dakota

North Dakota has fared relatively well in the economic downturn. Some farmers and agriculture businesses there are trying to position themselves to be less vulnerable to the swings of the economy next time trouble arises. On PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Man's best meal?

A new study suggests that people first began domesticating wolves�the ancestors of today's dogs�more for lunch than for loyalty. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Peter Savolainen, lead scientist on the study.

Arts, Culture & Media

The causes of famine

Droughts and floods can cause food crises. But so can politics and economics. Reporter David Hecht examines the roots of the 2005 food crisis in the West African nation of Niger and why so many children starved to death despite an adequate harvest.

Global Politics

Norman Borlaug's life and legacy

PRI's The World speaks with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute, about the life and career of Norman Borlaug, a scientist whose work developing high-yield crops earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He died this past weekend.

Science, Tech & Environment

Raising Bangladesh

Some of the countries most at risk from climate change are low-lying nations. And chief among them is the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is experimenting with floods to prevent floods. Daniel Grossman has our story on PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Urban beekeeping

It's been rough going for honeybees in recent years. A phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder has been killing them off en masse.Yet bee colonies are thriving in unexpected places like French cities. Genevieve Oger has more from Paris

Global Politics

Saving Kenya's lions

The population of lions in the East African nation of Kenya is on the decline. Conservationists there have put forth a radical proposal. To save the lions, they say, the lions should be hunted. The World's Andrea Crossan explains.

Business, Finance & Economics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is a city in Ecuador named Tena. Melaina Spitzer recently traveled there to sample some of the locally grown organic chocolate produced by a workers cooperative called Kallari, and sent us an audio postcard.