In this edition of Global Teen we meet Jessica Achieng from Nairobi, Kenya. She enjoys going to school and hopes to become a musician.
Hunting and illegal trading pose a threat to hawksbill sea turtles on the Solomon Islands. Local women are working together to protect the turtles' breeding grounds in the country's first-ever national park.
A meter below sea level, the German island of Pellworm is surrounded by towering dikes designed to keep storm surges out. But will they be enough to protect the green island from climate-induced rising waters?
As sea levels rise, the rich ecosystem of the Wadden Sea in the North Sea is at risk of disappearing. It will take concerted efforts to protect the habitat that is home to thousands of birds, animals and plants.
While a South African company attempts to break barriers by inventing the world's first hearing testing machinery, feeding the demand for their product around the world has become a hassle as they currently face their biggest hurdle: load shedding.
The new Social Justice/Work Places series takes a look at the world of work in Asia and Europe. In India, women are still underrepresented in the labor force. In Iceland, more than 70 percent of women are employed.
Costa Rica is home to an astonishing number butterfly species. Local farmers breed some species for sale to botanic gardens and butterfly sanctuaries worldwide. The work provides a good income and helps protect biodiversity.
Corn, banana leaves, vegetables and meat - the older women of the village of Cardenas in the Mexican state of Chiapas still cook the way their grandmothers did. How can these traditional recipes be preserved?
Huge amounts of rice straw are left over after the harvest in Thailand. Farmers often burn it, which is terrible for the environment. A young entrepreneur has found a new use for the material. Turned into paper, it can replace plastic food packaging.
Luzmery Yancy Jimenez is 34 years old and lives with her husband and five children in La Mata in Columbia, a small village in the northern part of the country on the edge of the Cienaga Zapatosa, a huge, tropical wetland.
Around 4,000 people work in the 80 or so research stations in Antarctica. "Neumayer III" is one of the few German laboratories there. One of the objects of study: the behavior of Emperor Penguins.
Housing in Soweto used to be cheap, but more and more people are moving into the township near Johannesburg. Sound, affordable homes are rare. One start-up is on a mission to build sustainable homes from recycled building rubble.