pollution

Global Scan

Even Mandela meets his heroes in heaven

One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.

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 Quiz and answer

For our Geo Quiz, quiz, we're looking for a rocky archipelago off Norway's northwest coast. The answer is Lofoten, where marine biologist Hieke Vester studies and records communication among marine mammals. The World's David Leveille has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for Australian coastline. The answer is the Kimberley Coast, where an oil pipeline is spewing crude oil and natural gas into the sea. Jeb Sharp speaks with John Carey, director of the Kimberley Conservation Project.

Global Politics

Oil spill logistics

An oil well off the Louisiana coast is still leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico after it blew up last week. A similar incident occurred last year off the coast of Australia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Louisa Rebgetz of Australian Broadcasting.

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.