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Senegal's fishing crisis

People in the West African country of Senegal have made their living from the sea for generations. But overfishing has put the region's fish stocks in crisis. And the Senegalese are struggling to find a solution. Jori Lewis has this report.

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Listening to the Deep Ocean

Scientists are establishing a worldwide network of deep-sea listening posts connected to the Internet. It allows researchers -- and the public -- to hear whales, ships, and other underwater sounds. But the US Navy is uneasy.

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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the name of a former count. .SU stands for the Soviet Union. Despite efforts to pull the plug on the Internet country code, an estimated 80-thousand websites still use it.

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Digging for Chinese culture in Kenya

Scientists from China are on the way to East Africa in June, to prepare for a massive archaeological dig. The Chinese government is funding a three year search for Chinese cultural heritage in Kenya. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Lamu, Kenya.

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Denial near and far

About one in five Americans still doubt that the Earth is warming. Is this healthy skepticism or denial? The World's Jason Margolis reports on cultural denial around the globe.

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Universal text language

Esperanto didn't really catch on as a global spoken language, but maybe Nol will; it's a new universal language designed for the text message generation, and The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.

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Ukraine's crumbling coal mines

Some in Ukraine would like to see the country shake off its heavy reliance on Russian natural gas by tapping its huge coal resources. But Ukraine's coal mines are old, inefficient, and extremely dangerous.

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Nuts for coconuts

A state in south west India is on our radar for today's Geo Quiz. This state is famous for its coconuts as well as coconut oil, coconut cake, coconut toddy, coconut water..you get the idea�they go nuts for coconuts.

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Cell phone help for Gaza

People in Gaza are relying on their cell phones during the current conflict. But the network isn't reliable and people are running out of minutes. So the local cell phone company has decided to help. Reporter Daniel Estrin has the story.