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Twenty First Century Cave Man Hunts for More

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November 7, 2013
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John Ackerman is a big landlord of underground real estate. He owns 45 caves hidden beneath the rolling farm fields of Minnesota and Iowa, and he's looking for more. (Nov. 7)


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The Sahara's Guelta Archei

The Sahara's Guelta Archei

National Geographic (Feb. 1, 2012) Deep in the Sahara, National Geographic writer Don Webster and photographer George Steinmetz visit a rock pool where nomads water their camels, and encounter cave art from thousands of years ago.
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Cruise Ships: Toxic Waste on the High Seas.

Cruise Ships: Toxic Waste on the High Seas.

Deutsche Welle (May 20, 2013) More than twenty million people go on cruises each year. Cruise ships burn heavy oil full of pollutants, which are emitted unfiltered into the atmosphere. It does not have to be this way. If the vessels burned diesel instead, the emissions would be significantly reduced, though the fuel costs would rise.
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Kiribati the Pacific Atlantis

Kiribati the Pacific Atlantis

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 14, 2013) Pristine white sands, palm trees and the simple life - at first sight, many would envy the Kiribati islanders. That blissful appearance is deceptive, however. The inhabitants of the chain of South Sea atolls are feeling the effects of climate change first hand. Some scientists are predicting that large parts of the nation will have disappeared completely by the end of the century. Climate refugees from the outer islands are already fleeing to the main island of Tarawa. The consequences are unemployment, domestic violence, and competition for food. Koin Etuati gives advice to schools, initiates theater productions and encourages parents to send their children to school - in the interests of giving the new arrivals a chance in their new home.
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Ethiopia: Planting Hope in Trees

Ethiopia: Planting Hope in Trees

France 24 (May 9, 2013) In the past half century, Ethiopia has ravaged more than 90 percent of its forests. Reforestation campaigns are now sowing new hope on the Ethiopian highlands. France 24 went out to Ethiopia to find out more.
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