The mysterious disappearance of bees around the world is raising concerns because the bees pollinate an estimated 90 percent of the crops that are our source of food. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses consequences of the decline in the bee population.
Archive for August, 2009
Afghanistan is heading to the polls for national elections -- but out of 41 presidential candidates, only two are women. Progress has been slow since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Masha Hamilton of the Afghan Women's Writing Project describes women's concerns as Afghanistan's future takes shape.
Scottish authorities confirmed that they had freed the Libyan man convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The man is dying of cancer. Did Scottish authorities make the right decision? Tell us what you think.
A new report says that one third of the Afghan population is now at risk of hunger. Shannon Scribner of Oxfam discusses efforts to combat hunger in Afghanistan and assesses the effectiveness of international aid.
Contributing blogger Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst and writer currently living and working in Afghanistan. He writes about the messages behind the election posters plastered across Afghan cities.
Nora Bensahel of the Rand Corporation explains the differences between the conflicts and objectives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, watch a video on how the Obama administration measures success in Afghanistan.
PBS Wide Angle's "Eyes of the Storm" provides a glimpse inside secretive Myanmar, focusing on children who were orphaned by Cyclone Nargis last year -- a storm that killed more than 130,000 people and left millions homeless.