The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports on an effort to pick up the trash in Liberia: two Americans came up with the idea, after observing how uncollected garbage seemed to blight so much of the country's capital, Monrovia
The BBC's Zubair Ahmed reports from a shantytown in the middle of Mumbai, India. It's home to thousands of single-room factories that produce goods for export. Those factories are seeing a drop in orders in the wake of the global financial crisis.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for an island nation in the Indian Ocean with a sinking economy, one that's literally in danger of going under due to rising sea levels. The answer is the Maldives.
The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.
The prolonged economic slump in the Mexican countryside requires alternative income to supplement subsistence farming. Some towns make handcrafts for niche markets, but one village in Oaxaca produces highly-skilled musicians. Shannon Young reports.
Haiti is no stranger to natural disasters. In recent years, thousands of people have been killed by floods and landslides. The main culprit is the nation's most popular cooking fuel: charcoal. Reporter Amy Bracken reports.