In the midst of civil war, Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad was reelected in an election widely condemned by Western governments. Dr Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, tells us whether he thinks the election will impact the country's ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Community Cloud Forest Conservation says it works to alleviate poverty and protect Guatemala’s tropical cloud forests. They teamed up with Chicago bird conservationists to protect the winter home of birds that migrate through Chicago. Worldview catches up with Rob Cahill, the organization's founder and Judy Pollock, director of Bird Conservation for the Audubon Chicago Region.
Snow Leopards are endangered, with an estimated population between 4,500-6,000. Today for Global Activism, we talk with people who decided to spread awareness and fundraise for the cat. We’ll also get a lesson on Snow Leopards from Brad Rutherford of the Snow Leopard Trust.
The year 2012 will be an important one for farmers in Illinois and the rest of the country, as Congress hammers out the latest Farm Bill.The Farm Bill covers everything from crop insurance to programs that help farmers limit pesticide use.
The world lost a remarkable person when Wangari Maathai, 71, died of ovarian cancer on Sunday. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, an effort to reforest her native Kenya by paying poor women to plant trees. In 2004, she became the first African woman in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize.