This December, representatives of around 200 nations will gather in the Danish capital to seal a deal on climate change. Small island nations such as the Maldives have much at stake at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Cooking with wood stoves is a huge contributor to greenhouse gasses in the developing world. Matt Steinglass of Global Post reports from Vietnam on how simply swapping out wood-burning stoves yields cleaner cooking.
CCTV reports on Vladimir Putin's first visit to China since he became prime minister in May 2008. Putin and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao signed $3.5 billion in natural gas and other trade agreements.
Last week, Human Rights Watch released an extensive report detailing the maternal mortality problem in India - whose rate is 16 times Russia's and 10 times China's. Worldfocus spoke with Aruna Kashyap, the lead researcher of the in-depth study, "No Tally of the Anguish."
ITV News, produced by Worldfocus' British partner ITN, recently won a News & Documentary Emmy Award for its coverage of the massive May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. ITV Correspondent Bill Neely describes the horrors that he observed in the aftermath of the quake.
An estimated 10,000 children in Quetta, Pakistan, perform back-breaking labor -- garbage picking. They are often as young as five years old and earn less than $1 per day. International organizations have begun to call attention to the plight of these young workers, many of whom are the children of Afghan refugees who cannot legally work in Pakistan.
South Korea has pledged to make alternative energy efforts profitable by 2015. The country's ambitious plans include a tidal power plant that officials say would be the world's largest. Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English reports.
Some don't think tidal power, a form of alternative energy, is as "green" as it is being made out to be. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History weighs the downsides and benefits of tidal power.
A long and severe drought in the eastern part of Africa has had an effect not only on people, but also on wildlife. Watch a video exploring the drought in Kenya and hear from Dan Rubenstein of Princeton University on the causes of and solutions to drought.