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AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa

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AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa

Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal explores the stigma and denial of AIDS in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where the prevalence of AIDS is the highest in South Africa.

Posted: February 24, 2009 14:36   Comments: 2
Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

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Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.

Posted: February 20, 2009 15:29   Comments: 4
Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns

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Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns

Months after the storms have passed, some Haitians are trying to dig their homes out of 10 to 15 feet of mud. Worldfocus explores how long-gone storms continue to interfere with day-to-day life.

Posted: February 18, 2009 15:04   Comments: 1
Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive

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Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive

Haiti is a tiny island country in the Caribbean and the poorest in the Western hemisphere. In their struggle to survive, Haitians are destroying the very elements of their environment that sustain them.

Posted: February 18, 2009 14:01   Comments: 23
China faces worst drought in 50 years; wheat crops suffer

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China faces worst drought in 50 years; wheat crops suffer

China has declared a drought emergency and plans to provide nearly $13 billion in relief money, primarily to aid suffering wheat-growing regions. More than 4 million people face water shortages in the worst drought in 50 years.

Posted: February 10, 2009 07:33   Comments: 2
Israeli company builds infrastructure for world’s electric cars

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Israeli company builds infrastructure for world’s electric cars

One Israeli company is not just promoting the use of electric cars but designing an entire system to service them, with battery charging stations. Many countries are expressing great interest.

Posted: February 9, 2009 15:12   Comments: 16
Debate on the electric revolution of the auto industry

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Debate on the electric revolution of the auto industry

Better Place founder Shai Agassi discusses some of the company's challenges with commentary by Bruce Upbin, a managing editor at Forbes Magazine.

Posted: February 9, 2009 11:32   Comments: 0
Sinking economy sidelines environmental priorities

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Sinking economy sidelines environmental priorities

A recent poll shows that economic concerns have taken priority above the environment, a response to the economic crisis being faced around the globe.

Posted: February 6, 2009 13:17   Comments: 2
Europe looks to harness Saharan heat for solar energy

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Europe looks to harness Saharan heat for solar energy

A small section of the Sahara desert could provide as much electricity as all of the world's power plants combined. A Worldfocus contributing citizen journalist writes about Europe's desire to harness the desert's heat for solar energy and what the plans would mean for Africa.

Posted: February 6, 2009 08:21   Comments: 9
Obama administration off to rocky start with China

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Obama administration off to rocky start with China

Orville Schell of the Asia Society discusses the importance of bilateral relations with China, as the U.S. accuses the Chinese of manipulating their currency and the Chinese censor President Barack Obama's inauguration address.

Posted: February 3, 2009 14:51   Comments: 0

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