Development & Education
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Amsterdam bans fossil fuel ads from its metro
The World May 13, 2021
Advocates hope the ban on ads glorifying cheap flights and gas-guzzling cars will pave the way for larger, more comprehensive ad bans across the Netherlands and beyond.  
Pandemic report: ‘We are not short on recommendations. We are short on action.’
The World May 12, 2021
Dr. Joanne Liu, a member of the Independent Panel for Pandemic and Preparedness Response, discusses the new pandemic report and recommendations on preparedness.
For pregnant women, getting the COVID-19 jab is a challenging choice
The World May 12, 2021
Information on vaccines for pregnant women differs, depending on the country. Making the choice to get the shot while pregnant can get complicated, explains Valerie Fernández, who faced the decision herself in Arizona.
Human rights
A Gaza mother struggles to protect her kids
The World May 12, 2021
A mother of three living in Gaza discussed with The World's host Marco Werman the trauma that her children face while living under airstrikes.
Conflict & Justice
Afghan amb to the US on the Taliban: ‘They are not interested in peace but power’
The World May 11, 2021
The Afghan ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about the security situation in Afghanistan, and the government's handling of it.
A year of pandemic schooling highlights education gaps for English-language learners
The World May 11, 2021
Remote learning has been especially hard on students for whom English is a second language. Educators are now trying to support them and their families.
Efficiency over privacy: How trust in the Chinese government helped contain the pandemic
The World May 10, 2021
Author Yashu Zhang describes the efficiency of China's vaccination rollout and why there's so much trust in authorities in the fight against the coronavirus.
Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 
The World May 10, 2021
In Brazil, hunger, poverty and unemployment have spiked alongside COVID-19. But the Landless Workers' Movement, a massive organization of small farmers, is doing its best to help tackle the problem.
'This is a war scene’: Rio residents grieve, protest against deadly police raid
The World May 07, 2021
At least 25 people were killed on Thursday in a police raid on a poor community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now, residents and local officials are demanding answers — and accountability.
The Big Fix
Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy
The World May 07, 2021
Global capacity for geothermal energy has nearly doubled over the past two decades.
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