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Science, Tech & Environment

The protectors of the world's largest fresh water lake may be put out of business by a Russian court

A citizens' group devoted to protecting Siberia's Lake Baikal, the largest and deepest lake in the world, may be forced to close after being declared a "foreign agent." The court ruling follows a 2012 law forcing any group that gets foreign funding and engages in political activity to register as a foreign agent or face big fines.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

A technology company is testing so-called smart appliances that can be activated remotely to help conserve energy. The technology was tested in Toronto, the answer to today's Geo Quiz. We speak with Gaelle Lussiaa-Berdou, a reporter for Radio-Canada.

Arts, Culture & Media

Past oil spills

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Molly Murray, reporter for the News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, about the oil that was spilled in the Atlantic during World War Two when German U-boats torpedoed U.S. oil tankers.

Global Politics

Top new stories of the week

Executives at BP got an earful this week on Capitol Hill. To discuss that and other major news headlines, anchor Katy Clark speaks with Matthew Bishop, of the Economist, and Sherwin Bryce-Pease ? UN correspondent for the SABC.

Arts, Culture & Media

Trash hotel

For the Geo Quiz we're looking for a very cool hotel that stands out from the crowd. This European hotel is located near a city square called the Plaza de Callao. So we want you to name the city that's home to the Save the Beach Hotel.

Science, Tech & Environment

What deteriorating air quality looks like around the world

The Chinese government announced Monday that it plans to take more than five million vehicles off the road to improve air quality, including 330,000 cars in Beijing. This announcement comes only weeks after the World Health Organization announced that only 12 percent of cities reporting on air quality meet their standards for safe levels. With the help of our newsroom designers, we put together a list of places recently affected by deteriorating air quality and incidents of smog.