Timber companies in Oregon spray their forests with chemicals to prevent plant growth. The practice was banned decades ago in the state’s national forests. CIR and Living on Earth’s Ingrid Lobet reports on the practice and the residents who are worried that the chemicals are affecting their health.
The quest for “Himalayan Viagra” – a rare hybrid of caterpillar and mushroom – is bringing wealth to the tiny villages of Nepal. But there is a violent undercurrent in the rush to meet rapidly growing demand.