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The Green Sahara desert in Niger is home to a wide array of human fossils.

Feb. 10, 2012

The Green Sahara desert in northern Niger is one of the harshest, most desolate places on earth. The region’s abundance of fossils, however, makes it a destination for scientists. University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno tells Worldview what his team uncovered during his recent expedition there.  Also, Chicago journalist Kari Lydersen argues that hard rock mining – mining for substances like gold, silver and nickel – can be even more detrimental to the environment than traditional coal mining. And Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik discusses the Robert Bresson retrospective at the Siskel Film Center.