Riots raged in the Maldives recently, as people upset over the arrest of a popular judge tried to make their voice heard. Depending on who you ask, it worked. The nation's president resigned -- but he now says he did so at gunpoint in what amounts to a coup.
A group of South Asian Americans are trying to document the stories of other South Asian Americans' first days in the United States. As more immigrate here, they don't want to lose track of what it was like when they first arrived.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Maldives Islands, Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Charles Ehrhart, co-author of a study that attempts to chart how climate change will directly affect human populations.
Thilafushi was once a lagoon in the Maldives, a gorgeous island nation in the Indian Ocean that's a popular tourist destination. But for almost 25 years, Thilafushi has been a dumping ground for the nation's trash — one that's unregulated and allegedly leaking toxins into the surrounding areas.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for an island nation in the Indian Ocean with a sinking economy, one that's literally in danger of going under due to rising sea levels. The answer is the Maldives.