South America

Environment

In Ecuador, striking it rich by keeping oil in the ground

Iin the 1970s and ‘80s, the oil company Texaco dumped billions of gallons of waste from its operations in the Ecuadoran Amazon into the forest. While the pollution remains the subject of a long-running lawsuit, the Ecuadoran government seems to be taking a lesson from the disaster. It says it may put several major Amazon oil deposits off limits to drilling if other countries help cover at least some of the lost revenue, in a deal that would also protect one of the richest ecosystems on Earth.

Arts, Culture & Media

Amazon geoglyphs

We're heading to the furthest reaches of the world's biggest forest in search of a lost city. Anthropologists thought only small, simple societies lived there. Rumors have persisted of long-lost great civilizations. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports.

Health Care: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

The Takeaway talks with people standing in line at a free health care clinic in California and with Stan Brock, the CEO and founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), a global, all-volunteer non-profit which provides free medical care to the uninsured.

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