A Beautiful World®

A Beautiful World features inspirational stories in science, technology, ecology, arts, education and culture. The program is hosted by Heather McElhatton, who reports on stories and solid trends towards positive change. ABW illuminates the people, places, programs and communities striving to make our world a better place and delivers solutions-based stories about what’s working in the world.

ABW is broadcast on All Things Considered and at ABeautiful.world.

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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
A Beautiful World: Molecules, the architecture of everything
In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements, Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world.