It's a bad time to be a sea turtle. They’re threatened by pollution. They get caught in fishing nets. Their habitat is being destroyed by coastal development. As if all that weren’t bad enough, they must also contend with egg poachers.
A project underway in Washington, DC, is helping to protect habitats for struggling songbirds coming up from the Caribbean and Latin America. And children whose families come from the same regions as the birds are helping out.
Rodrigo Tot helped his community win a landmark court decision that ordered the government to issue land titles to the Q’eqchi people and put environmental safeguards in place to stop destructive nickel mining in the region.
Fifteen million people around the world have perhaps the worst job imaginable: scavenging junk from the world's dumps. But in Morocco, a group of trash pickers has made the transition to well-paid employees of a new recycling center. And they hope it's an example others can follow.