Officials in New Orleans have sought advice from the Netherlands when it comes to rebuilding the city's levee system. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Tarek Abdoun, professor of geotechnical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Engineers in France are working round the clock to drain an enormous lake trapped in a glacier in the French Alps. Authorities say the glacier could burst at any time, threatening the lives of more then 3,000 residents. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
Experts say Pakistan's extreme floods, which have displaced 20 million people and swamped a fifth of the country, have been made far worse by decades of river mismanagement. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
A water pump built into a children's merry-go-round. The idea was simple: It was meant to provide clean water for thousands of African villages. Philanthropists loved it. Until it fell apart. Amy Costello's gives us an update on today's show.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for another name for 'zero latitude.' The answer is the equator. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to David de Rothschild, who is aboard the Plastiki, a sailing vessel made in part of recycled plastic bottles.
The Answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tozeur, Tunisia, the starting point for four US and Canadian students who took 8 days to run across the Northern Sahara desert. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the students, Jill Gilday.