weather,climate

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name one of Norway's northernmost towns, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean. The answer is Longyearbyen. Residents there have just emerged from their long "polar night" when the sun never rises for months. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Irene Gustafson, a tourism specialist in the Norwegian town.

Arts, Culture & Media

The causes of famine

Droughts and floods can cause food crises. But so can politics and economics. Reporter David Hecht examines the roots of the 2005 food crisis in the West African nation of Niger and why so many children starved to death despite an adequate harvest.

Global Politics

Pakistan's flooding catastrophe

Rivers are bursting their banks in Pakistan's Sindh province, as the worst monsoon rains in 80 years continue to hit Pakistan. More than 4 million people have been affected, and whole villages have been washed away. We hear from The BBC's Aleem Maqbool.