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Saving the Earth

"Saving the Earth" Correspondent Grace Gonzales reports on the environmental ambitions of Costa Rica. The nation is the eco-capital of Latin America, offering rich biodiversity and generating most of its electricity from clean sources. In fact 25 % of its land is designated a wildlife reserve or National Park, protected from development. Costa Rica is on a mission to become the first country to have zero emissions by 2021.Also in this program: Joel Richards visits solar villages in Argentina and...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #110

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"The Centenarians": Correspondent Harris Whitbeck investigates the secrets of long life among the people of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. This region is home to some of the oldest people in the world: many over the age of 100."Game Changer"A profile of Julia Novelo, a designer in Mexico City turning the city's waste into jewelry. In doing so she provides work to poor single mothers. Her organization "Cerrando el ciclo" ("Closing the cycle") has been widely recognized as an NGO - making a difference.The program ends this week with a a video essay from Colombia. The essay chronicles the effort to return endangered Red Howler Monkeys into the wild.