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Global 3000

Episode #251

Kenya: Clamping down on corruption
According to UN estimates, one billion Euros is lost in bribes every year. The problem is most acute in developing countries, due largely to lack of transparency in institutions tackling corruption.
Turkey: Preserving wetlands in Turkey
Wetlands play a key role in preserving biodiversity and have valuable carbon storage capacities. Turkey is home to 135 of these areas, but recent years have seen many of these wetlands degraded as a result of non-sustainable use. Drainage of wetlands for land reclamation and extraction of groundwater to irrigate agricultural land have had an extremely negative impact.
US - The boom in the fertility business
In California, reproductive medicine is booming. Thanks to sperm donations, egg freezing and surrogate mothers, childless couples, single women and gay men can become parents. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Global 3000 is Deutsche Welle's weekly magazine that explores the intersection of global development and the environmental and social conditions of the diverse cultures of the world. In each program, host Michaela Kufner presents three to four video-rich segments that profile a different part of the planet where man's quest for economic and industrial strength is jeopardizing the ecosystems and the social and economic structures of people thousands of miles away. The program not only documents where those struggles are taking place -but how some groups and individuals are finding solutions to the growing problems of global development.

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