All Posts Tagged With: "United States"

Contestant No. 2: Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Minority Faiths

What does the color green represent in the Rastafari faith? Test your knowledge of the Druze and other minority faiths with this interactive quiz.

Jul 29th, 2009

Birth of a Surgeon: Audio: Maternal Mortality in the U.S. vs. Africa

Hear about the imbalance of high-tech maternal health care in the United States vs. the developing world.

Jul 14th, 2009

World Links: Peruvian Army to Move Against Amazon Protesters, Lithuania Elects Woman President

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

May 19th, 2009

Red Lines and Deadlines: Press Freedom Around the World

The main lesson to be drawn from the 2008 RSF report is that, “It is not economic prosperity but peace that guarantees press freedom."

Oct 27th, 2008

Growing Up Global: Eco House: Learning to live more with less

What is "sustainable development?" The UN's 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development recognizes the right of every individual to enjoy a healthy and productive life, and the right of every sovereign state to use its resources to that end.

Aug 29th, 2007

Border Jumpers: The World’s Most Complex Borders: United States/Mexico

Jul 26th, 2005

Suicide Bombers: Map: Recent Suicide Terror: United States

On September 11, 2001, 19 men hijacked four commercial jets, intentionally crashing them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Jul 1st, 2004

Growing Up Global: Kid Cards

Over the past half century, most population growth has occurred in the developing world. In high-birth rate countries such as Kenya, the population not only grows, it grows younger. Forty-three percent of Kenya’s population is under 14, compared to 21 percent for the United States.

Aug 29th, 2002

Growing Up Global: Introduction

Ten years ago, filmmaker Bruno Sorrentino began recording the lives of eight newborn babies from around the world. In 1992, world leaders met in Brazil for the Earth Summit on sustainable development. There they made plans and promises to conquer the global problems of overpopulation, over-consumption and poverty. In the ten years since, Sorrentino has revisited the children repeatedly and recorded how their lives have been affected by the issues discussed at Rio.

Aug 29th, 2002

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