It is the 21st century - the age of terrorism and 'long wars.' Yet in the US and abroad, nuclear power, that 20th century energy behemoth, is quietly coming back. If successful, it threatens to plunge the global populous into unseen levels of darkness and despair.
Marcela Dávila hands us hardhats and leads the way toward the intake pumps. Over raging vats of liquid, she explains how water makes its way from the River Suquía to the taps and toilets of her fellow citizens in Córdoba, Argentina.
On the May 23rd edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight, correspondent Casey Wian characterized Mexican President Vicente Fox's visit to The United States as the "Vicente Fox Aztlan tour." In doing so, Wian dredged up an old conspiracy theory: reconquista, or the belief that Mexicans seek to retake the Southwest by mass immigration.
"Something is happening to the complex system that sustains life on earth," observe the narrators of the new film "The Great Warming." "And the fingerprints are ours."
In many high school history classes students are told that before Columbus arrived the Americas were full of untamed wilderness loosely populated with savage Indians. Charles Mann's book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus proves that the opposite is true.
In the United States, access to a college education is still a privilege not available to everyone. As the tuition rates continue to climb through the roof and competition for financial aid increases, more and more people are shut out of this system. What about those who do make it in? How does their class background affect the quality of education that they receive from local community colleges to the most elite university?