With growing fears of climate change and global warming, Miss Earth is the beauty pageant for the new millennium. Contestants must have a strong knowledge of their country’s culture and environment in order to fulfill the ideals of this competition. The winner will be a strong and effective advocate for Mother Earth.
A wealthy Brazilian rancher has been convicted of ordering the killing high-profile supporter of landless people Sr Dorothy Stang in 2005. But the Pope's silence has disappointed her family and social justice activists.
From 26 May, visitors to one of the UK’s favourite tourist attractions, the Eden Project, will be able to step into the homes of Central American, African and Asian people and experience a little of the reality of trying the survive the daily challenges of a changing climate.