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September 21, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Thai Shrimp Industry Exploits Workers to Satisfy Global Appetite
STEPHEN SAPIENZA, JASON MOTLAGH
The world--and especially the U.S--wants cheap shrimp. For the $1 billion plus shrimping industry in Thailand, satisfying this appetite comes at the expense of workers.
July 18, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
In Panama, Locals Protest Canadian Copper Mines
MELLISSA FUNG, LYNN BURGESS
As Canadian mining companies look to exploit vast swaths of the Panamanian rain forest, local protesters and environmental activists fight back.
April 26, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
In Liberia, Political Battles Center on Water Access
TECEE BOLEY
Water and sanitation are at the center of a heated political debate in Liberia. Why are so many still going without?
April 25, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Why Clean, Safe Water Is Still Out of Reach for Liberia
TECEE BOLEY, STEPHEN SAPIENZA
Liberian journalist Tecee Boley and NewsHour special correspondent Steve Sapienza on why the after-effects of war and a lack of accountability mean poor access to clean water and sanitation.
April 12, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Will Water Pumps Bring Peace to Ivory Coast?
STEPHEN SAPIENZA, SELAY MARIUS KOUASSI
Access to water for the Ivory Coast's rural areas could be an important factor in bringing together a country in conflict.
March 16, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
What's Causing Water Shortages in Ghana, Nigeria?
STEPHEN SAPIENZA, AMETO AKPE, SAMUEL AGYEMANG, PETER SAWYER
Every day, millions of people across West Africa struggle to get access to safe drinking water. In many cases, the greatest obstacle they face is lack of government accountability.
February 16, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Post-Revolution Tunisia Attempts Painful Transition to Democracy
JESSIE DEETER
Tunisia faces economic and social obstacles in its transition to democracy.
December 28, 2011 / PBS NewsHour
Scientists in Kenya Try to Fend Off Disease Threatening World's Wheat Crop
FRED DE SAM LAZARO
Ug99, a fungal disease known as wheat rust, could destroy 80 percent of all known wheat varieties. Scientists in Kenya's Rift Valley are joining a global fight against it.
December 27, 2011 / PBS NewsHour
In Peru, Gold Rush Leads to Mercury Contamination Concerns
STEPHEN SAPIENZA
Gold-mining operations in remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon have stirred major environmental and health concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans.
November 15, 2011 / PBS NewsHour
Somali Refugees Flee to Ethiopia to Escape Famine, Violence
FRED DE SAM LAZARO
Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the Dolo refugee camp on the border of Ethiopia and Somalia where Somali refugees have fled to escape al-Shabab violence and an increasingly deadly famine.
November 7, 2011 / PBS NewsHour
Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests
STEPHEN SAPIENZA
Illegal gold mining has become rampant in Peru. The government has tried to curb the practice by raiding mining operations, but so far this has had little impact.
October 28, 2011 / PBS NewsHour
World's Population Teeters on the Edge of 7 Billion: Now What?
FRED DE SAM LAZARO, STEPHEN SAPIENZA
The world is on the brink of a major population milestone. Fred de Sam Lazaro and Steve Sapienza report on how a growing population is impacting societies across the globe.
August 31, 2011 / PBS NewsHour
In Brazil, Women's Changing Roles, Attitudes Leading to Smaller Families
FRED DE SAM LAZARO
Brazilian women's changing roles in society have led to a dramatic decrease in the country's fertility rates.
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