We talk about Pope Francis' push for climate change action, with one of his science advisors, and an NGO wants better practices from the world's conservation groups. Also, we discuss the escalating levels violence against women in the Middle East and North Africa.
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe faces mounting pressure, and we talk with an organization aiming to hold corporations accountable to environmentally friendly business practices. Also, on this edition of Global Notes, we talk to Estonian fiddler and vocalist Maarja Nuut.
Trees are nature's tool for pulling carbon dioxide out of the air, but there aren't enough trees in the world to suck up all the CO2 humans are putting there. That's why researchers are pushing to create artificial leaves to help fight climate change.
We discuss the latest in the ongoing Greek debt crisis. Climate change threatens life in Pukapuka, we meet a filmmaker that hopes to preserve the culture of the Cook Island atoll. And, the theory of the next mass extinction.