An Icelandic biopharmaceutical company says it can save hundreds of lives with the press of a button. There’s only one problem. Pressing the button is illegal.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations, who made a recent trip to Syria and spoke with American troops.
The small country of Suriname learns about the curse of resource extraction as Alcoa moves out.
Evan Osnos discusses Pyongyang’s economic development and the “semi-blind” relationship between North Korea and the United States with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal.
New Yorker writer Evan Osnos visited North Korea to understand what they really mean when they talk about nuclear war. He found that nuclear weapons are an essential part of their society.
On mountainsides in Central and South America, expanses of plants are perpetually bathed in fog. A scientist is testing what will happen as climate change dries out the forests.
France is the first country to have a national plan to combat tick-borne diseases. What can we learn from their experience?
Joseph Schottenfeld and George Butler follow one of the world's largest migrations: workers traveling by train from Tajikistan to Moscow.
Haiti's capital city doesn't have a sewer system. Instead, so-called nightsoil, or human excrement, is largely removed by hand by workers who toil at night under cover of darkness.
What went wrong with Haiti's sanitation plan? The story involves the queen of Spain, the "sanitation champion" and the man with the worst job in the world.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is known for its terrible traffic, partly caused by lack of reliable street lights. So drivers there have come up with their own complicated language.
Sand is the key ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out. Vince Beiser talks about the crisis with Morning Edition's David Greene.