The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on an effort to save water and recycle in part of China by building an apartment complex with composting toilets. The first installment of our five-part series this week on sanitation issues, called "Toilet Tales."
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Arno Rosemarin about the potential of dry composting toilets to help solve the world's sanitation crisis. Rosemarin runs the ecological sanitation project at the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Two weeks after the quake and tsunami in Japan, the work of clearing debris and putting up pre-fabricated houses is gathering momentum. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Kathy Mueller of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Lisa Mullins talks to Miho, a resident of Tokyo, about how she and her family have been coping in the aftermath of the earthqake and tsunami in Japan, and now with the warning about radiation detected in Tokyo's tap water.
The Geo Quiz takes us to southern Africa this time. Bushmen there are celebrating a court victory. They've been fighting a long legal battle with the government of Botswana over access to water. Can you name the region in Botswana where the Bushmen live?
Large parts of the Australian city of Brisbane are now completely deserted with thousands of people fleeing the rising waters. In low-lying suburbs only rooftops remain visible. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Peter Collins of National Nine News.
A week of heavy rain across Queensland in Australia has brought flooding to an area the size of France and Germany combined. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Wayne Newton a Queensland farmer about what the floods will mean for global grain production.
For our Geo Quiz, we're looking for the 'northernmost' country in Central America. The country in our sights is about the size of Massachusetts, but its borders include 240 miles of Caribbean shoreline.