The government of this Asian country is to hold a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight the threat of global warming. President Nasheed and his cabinet will sign a document during a dive this weekend, calling for global cuts in carbon emissions. The low-lying island nation says it faces being wiped out if oceans rise. The World’s Alex Gallafent has the story. Download MP3
Today’s Geo Quiz takes us into the heart of London. We’re looking for a much-visited historic square. It’s the one named after an 1805 British naval victory.
The national soccer teams representing Turkey and Armenia got together for a big game today. Neither country has qualified for next year’s World Cup. But this game comes just days after Turkey and Armenia’s leaders signed historic agreements. So where is this soccer match being played?
On Monday’s Geo Quiz we wanted to know about geographic names that have disappeared. Here’s an example: Tanganyika. Can you find Tanganyika on the map? It once bordered the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria, but its vanished! Harry Campbell has written a book called “Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names That History Left Behind.” We speak with him. Download MP3
For today’s Geo Quiz head about as far south as you can go. The Transantarctic Mountains span Antarctica … dividing it roughly in half. We’re looking for the half that principally borders on the Pacific Ocean. Download MP3
Beagá is the nickname for the south east Brazilian city we’re after in today’s Geo Quiz. It’s full name in Portuguese means “Beautiful Horizon.” The city’s got a great view of the Espinhaço Mountains.
Today’s Geo Quiz may require some heavy lifting. Massive blue stones are the centerpiece of a new discovery near Stonehenge. The mysterious stone circle in south west England has long intrigued archaeologists and new agers.
We’ll meet you halfway for today’s Geo Quiz. We’re searching today for a Pacific island atoll that… lies just about halfway between North America and Asia. It’s at 177 degrees West longitude right near the International Date Line, so that means these islands are also halfway around the world from Greenwich, England.
For today’s Geo Quiz we’re gliding on a Dutch canal. We’re looking for the name of the longest of Amsterdam’s canals. This canal cuts right through the center of the city. And it has a regal name.
Today’s Geo Quiz is about “.yu.” “.yu” is the Internet country code assigned to Yugoslavia. The country no longer exists. The name hasn’t even been used officially since 2003.
We’re looking for a city in northwest Belgium this time. It’s the capital of the province of West Flanders. And it’s a world heritage site. The city’s most famous landmark is a 13th century belfry with a carillon inside.
An international team of scientists has been investigating Ardipithicus Ramidus
, or Ardi for short, a 4.4 million-year-old hominoid skeleton. Ardi is opening another window on ancient human history according to the team’s research published today in the journal Science. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from project co-director and paleontologist Tim White and evolutionary biologist Owen Lovejoy. Download MP3
Head south for today’s Geo Quiz — as far south as Colombia. Colombia straddles the equator at the northern end of the South American continent.
A remote Scottish island shows up on our Geo Quiz radar today. There’s an 18th century lighthouse at one end of the island…
Today’s Geo Quiz is our gift to you. President Obama is earning a reputation as a classy gift giver. Earlier this year, he gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod loaded with Broadway show tunes.