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Europe Bans Single-Use Plastic

[embed]https://youtu.be/P_zQfTVuZKY[/embed] Europe Bans Single-Use Plastic In an environmentally historic vote, the European Parliament has moved to ban single-use plastic products across Europe. This ban outlaw’s plastic bags, straws, plates, cups, drink stirrers and cotton swabs. Every year, millions of tons of plastic ends up in the ocean at...

The Last Butterflies

Saving the Last Butterflies Nick Haddad studies the very rarest butterflies in the world. He’s a professor of integrative biology at Michigan State University and lives in Kalamazoo. His new book is called “The Last Butterflies: A Scientist’s Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature.” The...

Save the Narwhals

[embed]https://animoto.com/play/2k6QZlhdJ1hURzZ0ogQOZA[/embed] Narwhals are Real The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is one of the rarest whales in the world. An Arctic species, narwhals are elusive and mysterious, and very distinct in appearance because of their long tusk, which actually is a tooth that grows from the upper jaw of...

Nile Water Musicians

Musicians from the Nile River Basin perform for water rights awareness...

Rebels Renegades and Wild Women of History

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time. A Beautiful World is a solutions journalism news program...

Maryland FoodWorks Saves Food and Lives

[embed]https://youtu.be/4edZ1p1cW5Q[/embed] by Heather McElhatton As a little girl, Ania Pettigrew loved watching her great-grandmother cook. She made big meals for the family, and baked for the church. But Ania's family also knew hard times, and what it was like to be hungry. “I've been in that situation, so...

Eye of the Shoal

There’s no such thing as a fish? Helen Scales, 41, Marine Biologist and author of “Eye of the Shoal, A fishwatchers guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything” says in a way there’s no such thing as a fish, just hundreds of thousands of creatures that...

Ripple Effect Images

                             " If you help a woman, you help the planet." - Annie Griffiths Story Transcript: Annie Griffiths: We really believe if you help a woman, you help the planet. Because women are, in addition to...

The Water Guardians

https://youtu.be/Qq6hEoE70zs Transcript: Heather McElhatton: Elizabeth Rogers lives in Penn Valley California. She is a Water Guardian. Elizabeth Rogers: A Water Guardian is someone who recognizes the essential nature of water for all life on earth and is dedicated to protecting it. HM : Rogers' connection to water started when...

The Water Lens

Video: https://youtu.be/akN6ec5AdAc Story Transcript: Heather McElhatton- I'm Heather McElhatton, and this is A Beautiful World. DeShawn Henry - I knew from day one I would feel joyful inside knowing we could help many people in developing countries and save lives. HM - That's Deshawn Henry. He's nineteen years old and...