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Darwin's Frog Threatened by Skin Fungus

Chile: Saving Darwin's frog - The Chile Darwin's frog is an endangered species, mainly because of a skin fungus. The chytrid fungus is a ruthless killer. It damages the skin of amphibians all over the world. They dry out until their hearts cease to beat. Scientists in Concepcion are trying to save the small amphibian by breeding healthy animals and sending them to Europe. Veterinarian Carlos Barrientos Donoso has a mission: he wants to save Darwin's frog from extinction. It's threatened by the chytrid skin fungus, which afflicts a third of all amphibians worldwide. The rare Chile Darwin's frog has been especially hard hit. So Barrientos Donoso collects healthy animals and increases their stocks at a breeding station in Concepcion.

Kenya: Hope for street children - Glittering palaces for the rich and squalid huts for thousands of children and teenagers living on the streets: that's Nairobi. High school teacher Clifford Oluoch is one of those who refuse to accept the misery of homeless young people. He wants to rescue them, or at least make their lives more bearable. He says they all have dreams: the teenagers he teaches at the high school where he works by day, and the kids on the street, whom he helps by giving them meals in the evenings. To do so, he's rented a room from the Catholic church. Here they cook, play and talk. For most of them he's the only father figure who's ever played a role in their lives.

Walking the Green Line: Nir Baram in the West Bank - The young writer Nir Baram has done what hardly any other Israeli has dared to: he spent a year behind the barrier in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, visiting places farther from fellow Israelis than the moon, and speaking with Palestinians who know Israelis almost only as uniformed soldiers. He also criticizes the Israeli left, which still dreams of a two-state solution. Baram shows clearly that the idea is long obsolete: that the West Bank is a patchwork, strewn with settlements now inhabited by more than 550,000 Jewish settlers. Together with Palestinians and Israelis, Baram has founded a peace initiative advocating coexistence of both peoples in one homeland.

Global Living Room India: Sumedha Joshi - Sumedha Joshi lives with her husband Santosh in the village of Velas. They most like to eat the vegetables they grow in their own garden. As fuel for the fire to cook over, they use cow dung.

My Favorite: Georgian shepherd dog - Otar Phareulidze is 52 years old and lives in the Georgian village of Alvani. His family have been sheep herders for generations. He belongs to an ethnic group known as Tushetians, or Tush. The region of Tusheti is where his flocks live in summer, from May to October. He's named his dogs after Georgian film stars. They're his favorites, because without them he couldn't keep his sheep together.

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Jobs for Refugees: A Portrait of Banker Lanna Idriss

World Refugee Day was established to commemorate people who have had to flee their homes. According to the United Nations, at no point since the end of World War II have there been as many refugees as there are now.
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Impact of Oil Prices on Ghana

It's hard to believe that in South Korea, police and the military use violent means to put down peaceful demonstrations. GLOBAL 3000 shows the case of a man who was nearly killed by water cannon there. Plus: a look at Ghana, where the low price of oil has discouraged job creation.
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Legal Highs

It was once a declared goal of the United Nations to ensure the world is drug-free by 2008. But the war against drugs has failed. The business in illegal drugs is lucrative, with global trade currently worth more than 380 billion Euros a year. Then there is the complex fight against so-called "legal highs", that can be ordered easily online and delivered to your door.
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South Africa's Iron Ore Crisis

The once seemingly insatiable demand for raw materials turned many unremarkable towns into flourishing industrial centers. The town of Kathu in South Africa is one example. During the 1970s, it rose to become one of the iron ore capitals of South Africa. But iron ore prices have dropped drastically in recent years. In December, they reached their lowest level since the financial crisis. While the residents of Kathu once benefited from huge profits, today they are fearing for their jobs.
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Gender Parity Goals

"Global 3000" takes a look at the situation of women around the world.
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Peaceful Resistance Against Islamic State

The group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently documents the horrors of life for the people subjected to the Islamic State's rule.
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Police Violence in Chicago

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Poverty Healthcare: Mobile Clinics in the U.S.

Global 3000 is Deutsche Welle's weekly magazine that explores the intersection of global development and the environmental and social conditions of the diverse cultures of the world. In each program, host Michaela Kufner presents three to four video-rich segments that profile a different part of the planet where man's quest for economic and industrial strength is jeopardizing the ecosystems and the social and economic structures of people thousands of miles away. The program not only documents where those struggles are taking place - but how some groups and individuals are finding solutions to the growing problems of global development.
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