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.


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.