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.
A hotel in the Maldives has apologized after a Swiss couple renewing their marriage vows were subjected to a torrent of sexual and religious abuse in a language they did not understand. The BBC's Jonny Hogg reports.
The Maldives is one of the countries most imminently threatened by rising seas from climate change. But as Lily Jamali reports, even many people in the tiny Indian Ocean nation don't sense a real threat to their lives and livelihoods.
The government of the Maldives plans to make the Indian Ocean island nation "carbon neutral" by 2020. It's an effort to set an example for other countries and help avert the possible inundation of much of the country in the face of rising sea levels.
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has resigned after weeks of unrest. Host Marco Werman reports on the sudden resignation of a leader who had been a vociferous campaigner for action on climate change.