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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.

Conflict & Justice

Naples' garbage problem

Uncollected trash was piled high throughout Naples, Italy two years ago. Now the unsorted waste is stored in huge dumps outside the city. And it may be causing health problems. Correspondent Megan Williams reports from Caserta outside Naples.