weather,climate

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

Our daily Geo Quiz is about sand storms over the Atlantic Ocean. The question is: where does the sand come from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer from Eric Achterberg, a researcher who's just back from a boat trip to study the storms. He says the sand comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa.

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.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

Our daily Geo Quiz is about sand storms over the Atlantic Ocean. The question is: where does the sand come from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer from Eric Achterberg, a researcher who's just back from a boat trip to study the storms. He says the sand comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa.

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.