climate change

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.

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Storm expert says climate change may have played a big role in Typhoon Haiyan after all

Atmospheric scientist and tropical storm expert Kerry Emanuel has taken a deeper look at the possible influence of climate change on supertyphoon Haiyan, and has found that global warming may have had a good deal more to do with the storm's intensity than he originally thought.

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Geo Quiz

The Asian island nation that is looking for a new homeland is the Maldives. The country's elevation is so low that rising sea levels associated with climate change could place it under water. So the country's government is looking for new land to move residents to, should that scenario become a reality.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit and geo answer

American musician Melody Gardot says her introduction to music, and her subsequent international success, have come through a series of accidents. Anchor Marco Werman has her story and the answer to today's Geo Quiz: Toulouse, France.

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Cleaning up Mount Everest

A team of Sherpas is gearing up to ascend Everest to remove thousands of pounds of garbage from elevations known as the ?death zone.' The group may also recover the remains of climbers who died. The BBC's Joanna Jolly speaks with anchor Marco Werman.