Burning Season - Rainforest Destruction in Indonesia - economic conflict between villagers who burn forests to plant palms vs. government and international environmentalists trying to save forests for species protection (orangutan) and to reduce carbon emissions. Controversy is the use and value of carbon offset credits as a means for saving forests.

Glacier Melt in Himalayas - Key issues: How will glacier melt affect the population in India as sources of fresh water diminishes? What importance (economic and religious) does the Ganges River have for people in India?

Uighurs in Guantanamo- How did these men come to be detained in Guantanamo? Where might they be resettled if and when they are released? What are some of the legal issues surrounding their case? What is the Chinese government's view on these detainees?