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Environment

Ozone levels over the Arctic hit all-time low

There's an odd feeling of deja vu these days on the environment beat. First came the awful events in Japan with a nuclear disaster on a scale unseen since Chernobyl in the 1980s. Now comes news about atmospheric ozone that takes us back to the 80s as well

Arts, Culture & Media

Austria's Vegetable Orchestra

The Vegetable Orchestra is a musical ensemble from Vienna, Austria. The performers play instruments constructed entirely from fresh vegetables. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on their debut performance in the United States.

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Global Scan

Smoker? China, finally, says keep it out of the schools

China's getting serious about smoking — so serious it's banning smoking in schools. And it's imposing new restrictions as well. Meanwhile, in Austria, a former police officer is being compared to Robin Hood after he stole but said he planned to give it to the poor. Plus Denmark and Sweden consider a ban on circumcisions, in today's Global Scan.