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COVID-19: The latest from The World

Harvard grad student creates a new PPE supply chain from China to Boston

The coronavirus pandemic is creating an insatiable demand for medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) that has overwhelmed the world market. China has ramped up the production of needed supplies by bringing new manufacturers online. In an international marketplace where companies, federal and state agencies are fighting for equipment, Harvard business student Sophie Bai and her colleagues are creating a new supply chain.

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Conflict & Justice

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was outlawed for nearly a half century. Now it could be part of the next Egyptian government. It officially advocates sharia law but members have their differences. The World's Ben Gilbert has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Fake memoirs

Journalist Blake Eskin talks about the fake holocaust memoir, "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years," and why people write fake memoirs.

Global Politics

Joe Loconte

Pepperdine University public policy fellow Joe Loconte talks about what presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain's approach to foreign policy might look like.

Arts, Culture & Media

Grilled cheese

Tim Walker, founder of the First Sixth Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational, and Evan George, one of the winners of this year's competition, explain what it takes to participate in a grilled cheese showdown.

Environment

Out of the box, housing

The increasing push to reuse materials has given one entrepreneur overnight success he says was 20 years in the making. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet reports on a company that turns steel cargo shipping containers into housing.

Environment

Deforestation Nations

Cutting down trees releases CO2 and reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed from the air every year. Now, the regional leaders of some tropical and industrialized countries are finding common ground on ways to curb climate change. Living on Earth reports.

Environment

Obama's Pledge

President-elect Barack Obama says when he takes office the United States will take strong action to combat climate change. Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn reports that leaders and legislators have praised Obama for this promise.

The end of the plastic bag?

The plastic shopping bag is a major shopping convenience, but it's also a major environmental blight, and some countries, like Australia and China, plan to phase out the use of the bags completely