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.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the common theme that connects Australia's coastal region "The Great Sandy," North Korea's Mount Myohyang, and Lagunas de Montebello, near the border between Mexico and Guatemala. The answer is....they are all newly deemed 'biosphere reserves.'
A group of European businesses is hoping to launch what would be the world's most ambitious solar energy project ? centered in North Africa. It's a big vision ... with big obstacles. Gerry Hadden reports for PRI's The World.
EU leaders are throwing their weight behind a proposed international ban on the trade in bluefin tuna from the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The prized fish is one of the world's most over-harvested marine species. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.
Government ministers in Kenya are being ordered to turn in their Mercedes for more efficient Volkswagons. The BBC's Jonah Fisher tells anchor Katy Clark that so far, the idea hasn't gained much traction.
The Japanese seem to be losing their appetite for fish. A government study shows the average consumption of seafood in the country has dropped below meat. That's forced Japan's fishing industry to fight back with music! Akiko Fujita checked out the sound.
Host David Baron reports on the signing Wednesday of a deal to protect a rich swath of Ecuadoran rainforest by locking up oil reserves beneath it. The deal will also fight global warming by preventing the release of 400 million tons of CO2.