Climate change is just the latest of many threats to the traditional culture of the pastoralist Maasai people of East Africa. But for many, it’s the one that’s finally forcing them to abandon their old ways, as repeated bouts of extreme weather lead them to give up their cattle.
Manila’s notoriously loud and dirty taxi-trikes are going green. But not everyone’s getting on board.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad about the latest in China on the reported cases of the H7N9 or bird flu virus in Shanghai.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with global health analyst Laurie Garrett about concerns that the new flu emerging in China could become a global problem. She says in its early days, the new flu has all the hallmarks of a pandemic, but that that doesn’t mean it will become one.
A spill at an Arkansas pipeline carrying heavy Canadian oil could change the outlook for approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline.
A new study finds that a widely-used group of pesticides seem to make bees forget the smell of food.
Canadian scientists have found evidence that some plants embrace family values. These plants can recognize their siblings — and are “friendly” toward them. NOVA’s Anna Rothschild reports. NOVA
A new study links a 2011 earthquake in Oklahoma to wells containing waste water from oil and gas extraction.
The EU is considering a two-year ban on a widely-used group of pesticides that have been linked to bee deaths in Europe and the US. The World’s Gerry Hadden reports.
Executive compensation remains at all-time highs. And now executives are finding new ways to reward themselves with bonuses. But it’s a plan that has many environmentalists excited.
Discarded chewing gum is a common eyesore, and removing it from city streets and sidewalks can be costly. A Mexican congressman wants to solve the problem by borrowing a concept widely used in environmental regulation: making the polluters pay.
Hydraulic fracturing–aka “fracking”–is transforming the energy landscape in the US. Now there’s a rush to bring the technology to the rest of the world.
As the UK gears up to start a gas-fracking industry, government and industry say they’re determined to avoid the mistakes made in the US. But observers differ as to whether the country is better prepared for the risks of the controversial technology, or worse.
Chinese state media says the number of dead pigs collected from a river near the city of Shanghai has risen to more than 6,000. The Huangpu River is a key source of drinking water for the city of more than 20 million people. The World’s Mary Kay Magistad tells host Marco Werman that Chinese authorities say the floating pig carcasses have not poisoned local water.
A new report from the anti-poverty Asian Development Bank says nearly two thirds of people in the Asia-Pacific region have no access to clean, running water.