South America

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Global Hit

Global hit - Iron Maiden

Ruxandra Guidi reports on an unusual musical club in Bolivia. It's a club for fans of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. One of their goals is to get Iron Maiden to tour in Bolivia.

Environment

Java trees

Indonesia planted millions of trees to absorb the greenhouse gases caused by the December 2007 Bali climate conference, but the nation's record on tree conservation has been dismal. Java used to be home to one of the world's oldest teak forests, but illegal logging, fires, and government mis-management have destroyed the trees.

Star Search

Astronomers are counting on APEX, one of the highest telescopes in the world, to answer one of astronomy's greatest mysteries: how a star is born.

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