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    • Mexico: How the descendants of the Maya are saving their forest - The village of Huechen Balam on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is still surrounded by subtropical forest. The villagers venerate the forest. For centuries, it has protected and nourished them. The times when their distant ancestors went out on hunting trips through the forest are over. Killing animals is allowed only to a...
  • ... work, and end up living in urban slums. Rural development programs seek to slow or reverse that trend. Cherrie Atilano runs a farm for ...
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  • ... residency at LAXART in 2015 as a site for public education programs such as Slanguage Juniors, their art classes for kids, and their ...
  • Luxembourg: The Tax Haven Revamps its Image - The Grand Duchy recently hit the headlines for rubber stamping tax avoidance on an industrial scale. Luxembourg is worried that the scandal will scare off global investors and is doing its utmost to hold on to them. Luxembourg is rapidly growing as a channel for Chinese financing and investments flowing into the European Union, for example, and it's...
  • In Brazil, 15 women a day die as a result of domestic violence. The country's president, Dilma Rousseff, now plans to take action with a new law. Also, Pakistan's interactive radio program is revolutionizing the school system, and saving Senegal's Soil.
  • Led by Buddhist monks, Cambodia's indigenous Chong people protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam. The dam, to be built by the Chinese company Sinohydro, would displace the Chong and destroy their ancestral forest home. Kalyanne Mam documents their plight in her film "Fight For Areng Valley." China is beginning to draw on its religious traditions -- Tibetan Buddhism, Daoism and...

  • ... some of the best of 90s alternative, Chinese rockers We Save Strawberries deliver a lyric video with a message. ...
  • ... healthy, they have a low carbon footprint that might help save our planet. With 40 tons of insects to every human, they could offer ...
  • South Africa: Saving the Cape Parrots - There are only a thousand or so Cape parrots left. The species is in danger of extinction. The Cape Parrot Project wants to ensure its future. Biologist Steve Boyes runs the project. He and his team nurse sick parrots back to health and are planting up to a million yellowwood trees to restore the birds' decimated natural habitat. The fruit of the yellowwood...

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