Two girls, Abigail Anderson and Bingjie Turner, were adopted from an orphanage when they were 13 years old and brought to the US. They returned to their village recently to see what had happened to friends who were not adopted — called "left-behinds."
Around Lebanon, men working as peer leaders are educating other men on the damage that child marriage does to girls and young women, in the hopes of convincing fathers to stop marrying off their daughters.
As forest fires become more common — in California, in particular — it has been easy to point to climate change and severe drought conditions as the main reasons. Researchers, though, say that the human element may play just as an important role to the troubling trend.