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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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we challenged you to come up with the name of the sea that's off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Lisa Mullins provides the answer (the Coral Sea) and tells about the dramatic return of Sophie, a cattle dog that went missing there and was feared drowned.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for Australian coastline. The answer is the Kimberley Coast, where an oil pipeline is spewing crude oil and natural gas into the sea. Jeb Sharp speaks with John Carey, director of the Kimberley Conservation Project.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz today is Australia. Something's happening in parts of the country that hasn't happened for years. It's RAINING. Correspondent Phil Mercer reports from the farming town of Forbes.