Oceania

Science, Tech & Environment

The UN climate summit opens with a voice from an endangered nation

Leaders from all over the world have gathered in New York to attend the UN Climate Summit. The first thing they heard was an impassioned poem from a mother and activist from the Marshall Islands, a tiny nation in the Pacific that may no longer exists if climate change isn't halted.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

Today's Geo Answer is New Zealand, where the government has announced a major agreement with several indigenous Maori tribes. It's intended to settle disputes that date back to the 19th century. The World's David Leveille has details.

Global Politics

US and Japan tense over Okinawa

Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports from Japan on the latest tensions over US military installations on the island of Okinawa. The country's new government campaigned on a promise to close a key US base. But that appears unlikely.

Global Politics

Guam awaits the Marines

The population of Guam is expected to increase by 50% in the next four years. That's because the U.S. plans to redeploy thousands of Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa. It threatens to strain Guam's infrastructure as Akiko Fujita reports.

Global Politics

Palau's China dilemma

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on the Pacific island nation of Palau � and its China dilemma. Right now, Palau has diplomatic relations with Taiwan, not China. But China's growing influence in the region is causing some on Palau to reconsider.

Science, Tech & Environment

Fibbing fiddler crabs

Turns out that animals lie. At least fiddler crabs do, according to a new study by Australian scientists. The BBC's Matt McGrath tells anchor Lisa Mullins how growing a fake claw helps male fiddler crabs win mates and avoid fights.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the island of Morea in French Polynesia. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from travel writer and expeditioner Jon Bowermaster about the island's reputation among surfers.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz / Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for another name for 'zero latitude.' The answer is the equator. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to David de Rothschild, who is aboard the Plastiki, a sailing vessel made in part of recycled plastic bottles.