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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

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Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

John Larson travels to Denmark's Samso Island to report on its efforts to eliminate fossil fuel use. In 1998, Samso, population 4,000, devised a bold plan to completely switch to renewable energy. Today, the island is 100% carbon-neutral.

Posted: December 7, 2009 17:06   Comments: 17
Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

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Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.

Posted: November 30, 2009 17:24   Comments: 9
Efficient Danes use hydrogen cells to maximize wind power

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Efficient Danes use hydrogen cells to maximize wind power

Last week, we showed you how everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power. But there's a challenge -- how to store that power when the wind isn't blowing. John Larson reports on how Denmark is searching for answers, including building Europe's first "hydrogen neighborhood" -- homes that are powered and heated with the help of hydrogen fuel cells.

Posted: November 24, 2009 17:00   Comments: 11
Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

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Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

Long ago, Denmark pioneered wind power, which now accounts for 20 percent of its energy production. Everyday Danish citizens -- from farmers to art dealers -- invested in windmills. John Larson reports on how Danish citizens are capturing windfall profits.

Posted: November 16, 2009 17:38   Comments: 12
Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

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Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark, on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced the country's dependency on oil and created thousands of new jobs.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:29   Comments: 20
Tijuana tourism plunges as fear of drug cartels spreads

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Tijuana tourism plunges as fear of drug cartels spreads

In Tijuana, a once-thriving city just across the border from San Diego, the increasingly deadly drug war has touched almost every part of life -- from health care to tourism.

Posted: March 5, 2009 12:50   Comments: 3
Mexico’s narco culture sings praises of drug violence

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Mexico’s narco culture sings praises of drug violence

While many Mexicans are revolted by the drug-related murders, kidnappings and rapes that plague the country, there is also a popular subculture that celebrates this widespread violence.

Posted: March 4, 2009 15:04   Comments: 7
Kidnapping victim recounts disappearance in Tijuana

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Kidnapping victim recounts disappearance in Tijuana

A Tijuana business owner tells the story of how he was kidnapped by organized crime operation. He refuses to be named, pictured or recorded without voice modification.

Posted: March 3, 2009 16:37   Comments: 2
More Mexicans vanish as drug war escalates

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More Mexicans vanish as drug war escalates

In Tijuana, it is common for people simply to vanish. Known as the "disappeared," Mexico's kidnapping victims are often never heard from again -- 97 percent of the country's kidnapping cases go unsolved by police.

Posted: March 3, 2009 14:33   Comments: 6
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