Host Marco Werman speaks with Jeff Kingston of Temple University Japan about the status of the cleanup, what's at stake for the government, and the government's delicate relationship with TEPCO, the company that owns the plant.
A recent study found high levels of multiple-antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Chinese pig farms. It's setting off new alarm bells about the heavy use of antibiotics in livestock. There's a high likelihood the bacteria could jump from pigs to humans.
Ecuador has pulled the plug on a groundbreaking plan to have outside donors pay to protect an oil-rich swath of the Amazon. The plan failed to draw anywhere near the financial support the country had hoped.
The arrest of Egyptian satirist Bassem Yousef over the weekend made us ask how freedom of expression has evolved in the nations affected by the Arab Spring. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with middle east expert, Michael Wahid Hanna at the Century Foundation.
The southern Pacific is home to someof the last healthy tuna populations, but they're coming under intense pressure from international fishing fleets. Shannon Service reports from Palau on the tiny country's efforts to protect its tuna populations from overfishing.
The oil deposits in Northern Alberta are some of the largest in the world, but extracting and refining that oil is costly and dirty. Canada is under fire for its oil production, but it’s the United States that buying much of that oil, and new pipelines are being built to bring even more of it south of the border.
In an effort to help cut greenhouse gas pollution, British Columbia has adopted North America's largest carbon tax. But as the World's Jason Margolis reports, the tax may still be too small to be making a difference.
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.
Around the world, people are on the move in search of better lives. That is particularly true in Africa. In the first in a series of reports on migration to Europe and the US, Phillip Martin tells the story of one man's difficult journey to the US.
The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador plans to build two huge new hydroelectric dams on the Churchill river. Backers say the dams will be an important source of low-carbon electricity while opponents warn against it.