Efforts to make better use of food resources growing within the city are taking root in Seattle. It's part of a movement to bring urban foraging from the margins to the mainstream as a hedge against food insecurity and climate change.
Japanese banker Tsuyoshi Yoshiwara hardly fits today's caricature of a greedy, soulless banker. Instead, he campaigns against nuclear power, pays himself a modest salary and says compassion should be his company's key virtue.
Fishermen have been pulling bluefin tuna from the Mediterranean for thousands of years. But now overfishing in the Mediterranean is taking its toll. And the bluefin tuna population is crashing. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story
The Copenhagen conference is supposed to produce a new treaty to address the rising threats from global climate change. Marco Werman speaks with Connie Hedegaard, the Danish Minister for Climate and Energy, who will be chairing the conference next month.
Starting this winter, residents of Sydney, Australia are getting some of their drinking water from a brand new desalination plant. The plant was built after years of erratic rainfall. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.
In a twist on the local food movement, some people in Canada's capital city are tearing up their lawns and planting vegetables for sale at local markets. Correspondent Darrell Harvey reports from Ottawa.
Speyside is the answer to our Geo Quiz. Scientists in Scotland say they've created a new bio-fuel made from the by-products of whiskey. Professor Martin Tangeny is at Edinburgh Napier University. He speaks to anchor Katy Clark about his team's creation.
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.
The Malaysian state of Sabah is home to Danum Valley, one of the largest protected tropical rainforests left in Malaysia. Chris Hails is a conservationist with the WWF - World Wildlife Federation sent us a postcard.