Arts, Culture & Media

Japan's Pachinko Addiction

Pachinko, a Japanese game that resembles a cross between pinball and a slot machine, is huge business. Sam Harnett reports on how the industry's success depends on straddling the line between gaming and gambling.


UN Climate Secretariat meets with renewed sense of urgency

In recent climate change negotiations, very little progress was made because of conflicts between the largest emitting countries. But with devastating storms, linked broadly to changes in climate, increasing across all corners of the globe, the least developed countries are growing louder in their demands for immediate action.


Canada emerging as a nearby energy giant

Canada is emerging as the largest supplier of energy to the United States. It's electricity, natural gas and oil are all being shipped to America, but environmentalists there and here say it's coming with a hefty price tag.


Global Forecast: Stormy Weather

The news about climate change comes rather like snowflakes in a blizzard-from all directions at once, and accumulating in such overwhelming amounts and impact that it can be hard to know where to start digging out [...]


Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Japanese city of Kyoto. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with travel writer Don George about his day wandering around the city in search of Japanese wood-block art.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Kyoto, Japan. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Nori Akashi and Tomoko Inuishi about the Daikon radish festival in Kyoto.

Global Politics

Climate Tops the Agenda at G8 Summit

At this week's G-8 world summit, climate change is an unexpected guest at a meeting usually filled with talks of nuclear disarmament, the poor, and trade networks. Here with his take is Jason Burnett, former energy and climate official with the EPA.