Toxic algae has killed hundreds of thousands of animals, fish and birds. Most of the locals blame the fishing industry, saying the algae is caused by the huge amounts of waste that are thrown into the sea. Thousands of fishermen now face bankruptcy.
Around two million people in Pakistan are working under slave-like conditions. Things are especially bad in the factories near Lahore. Now a human rights activist has made it her ambition to help these people improve their lot.
A spud is not just a spud. Some 200 varieties of native potatoes are cultivated by small-scale farmers on Chiloé, an island off the southern coast of Chile. The UN initiative "Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System" shows just how important rural communities are in conserving biodiversity.
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