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Global Scan

When does extinct not really mean extinct?

The Tasmanian tiger was believed to have gone extinct in the wild back in the 1930s, but it may have been more resilient than we thought. An expedition says its found evidence that the creatures still exist. Plus the Philippines try to pick up the pieces after Typhoon Haiyan devastates the area. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

A Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana — why not?

Uruguay made waves when it legalized the possession, consumption and manufacturing of marijuana. Now, the president has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A 12-year-old discovers a new species of giant jellyfish. And just what would it take for New York City to host a winter Olympics? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Harvesting water from rooftops

The World's Jason Margolis reports that in many parts of the globe where water is scarce, people are boosting their supply by harvesting rainwater from their rooftops

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer: Coral Sea

We were looking for the name of the sea off Australia's northeast coast. It's where conservationists are studying sharks that swim in and around the Great Barrier Reef. The answer is the Coral Sea. Anchor Marco Werman explains why sharks in the Coral Sea are at risk of extinction.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a former convict settlement in a town located on Tasmania, Australia. The answer is Port Arthur. Producer Jake Warga, takes us on a ghost tour of the historic prison.