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Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

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.

Global Politics

Haiti devastation emerges

The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.

Arts, Culture & Media

Oaxaca's creative musicians

The prolonged economic slump in the Mexican countryside requires alternative income to supplement subsistence farming. Some towns make handcrafts for niche markets, but one village in Oaxaca produces highly-skilled musicians. Shannon Young reports.