Mitra Taj

Where the Forest Ends

Forty million people live in and near Indonesia's carbon-rich forests and peatlands, and while their lives are tied to the land, they often have little say in what happens to it. In Teluk Kabung, Riau province, decisions made in the capital Jakarta have helped wipe out the natural forest surrounding the village, destroying its coconut-based economy, and pushing the endangered Sumatran tiger closer to people.

Jersey Shore Birds

Some of the world's long distance migratory birds are in decline. Scientists track the shorebirds' at their New Jersey rest stop in a gallant effort to protect them.

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Conflict & Justice

Iran's 'Daily Show'

A new television show is changing the way many Iranians watch news. Some call it the Iranian version of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Its name in Persian is Parazit (Static). Mitra Taj reports on its rising popularity both in Iran and abroad.

Where the Forest Ends

Forty million people live in and near Indonesia's carbon-rich forests and peatlands, and while their lives are tied to the land, they often have little say in what happens to it. In Teluk Kabung, Riau province, decisions made in the capital Jakarta have h

Spill Threatens Climate Bill

Expanding offshore drilling was vital to a forthcoming Senate compromise on climate change; but the explosion of the oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico has thrown the future of the bill into question.

Climate Bill Hits Capitol Hill

It's been a long and bumpy road, but John Kerry and Joe Lieberman have finally brought their global warming bill to their fellow legislators in the Senate. But the American Power Act doesn't just cap emissions, it also encourages an expansion of offshore