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Melting Permafrost

For today's Geo Quiz, we head to the frozen north. We have heard a lot about the problem of melting ice as climate change warms up the Arctic. But scientists are also worried about something else that is melting up there — permafrost.

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

Winter in Siberia

British journalist Shaun Walker recounts how he tried to deal with extremely cold weather in Yakutsk, the Siberian town is known as the "coldest city on Earth."

Russian politics

The candidate favored to win Russia's presidential race also happens to be the hand-picked favorite of current president Vladimir Putin, but meanwhile opposition candidate Mikhail Kasyanov may be blocked from putting his name onto the election ballot, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest on Russia's presidential election from Fred Weir, Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

Global Hit - Complaints Choirs

The World's Patrick Cox update us on a cultural phenomenon that began in Europe but has now gone global. People from Finland to Singapore are getting together to form "Complaints Choirs."

Arctic scientist's dilemma

Julia Kumari Drapkin profiles Kate Moran, a scientist who studies the history of climate change in the Arctic and whose team has also found potential sources of oil and coal, which if exploited

Less than free and fair elections

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some human rights groups are calling on countries like the United States to do more about flawed elections held around the globe.

Global Politics

France's role in Chad

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer James Traub about French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and France's relationship with the troubled African nation of Chad. Traub profiled Kouchner for last Sunday's New York Times Magazine.