The maritime authorities in Australia are trying to stabilize a coal carrier which has run aground near the Great Barrier Reef. The Chinese-registered ship is balanced precariously and the fear is that it could spill hundreds of tons of oil into the sea.
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.
Starting this winter, residents of Sydney, Australia are getting some of their drinking water from a brand new desalination plant. The plant was built after years of erratic rainfall. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for Australia's southern-most state where today Australia Day celebrations kicked off with great food and traditional games. The answer is Tasmania. Producer Jake Warga sends an Australia Day audio postcard.