A trillion dollars' worth of heavy crude oil has attracted the world's oil titans to western Canada — and they're making a mess. The World and GlobalPost's GroundTruth Project head to the skies for a look at the sweeping impact of oil extraction from the Alberta Tar Sands.
Noxious dust storms rising up from Mongolia have plagued Korea. Now a small group of Korean and Mongolian activists are working together to attack the problem by planting trees in the Gobi desert. The World's Daniel Grossman has the story.
The World's Daniel Grossman reports from Greenland on disturbing changes. A new report says ice in Greenland and other northern regions is melting far faster than predicted just a few years ago, with possibly serious consequences for global sea levels.
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.
Some of the countries most at risk from climate change are low-lying nations. And chief among them is the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is experimenting with floods to prevent floods. Daniel Grossman has our story on PRI's The World.
The island of Madagascar is home to an enormous variety of plants and animals, most of which live only there. But the primeval, or virgin, forests that are home to these species are under intense pressure. Malagasy people, especially poor people, see the
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