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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the names of two countries. These countries are on different continents... literally oceans apart. But they're closer than you think when it comes to cooking. We're talking about India and Brazil. Some Chicago chefs have been combining the two countries' culinary traditions, as The World's David Leveille has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins reveals the answer to our Geo Quiz today. We wanted the name of the continent that extends into all 4 hemispheres of Earth -- north, south, east and west. The answer is Africa, which has portions both north and south of the equator, and portions both east and west of the prime meridian.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mt. Darwin in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. As The World's David Leveille reports, the mountain was named in honor of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1834 -- his 25th birthday.

Arts, Culture & Media

Amazon geoglyphs

We're heading to the furthest reaches of the world's biggest forest in search of a lost city. Anthropologists thought only small, simple societies lived there. Rumors have persisted of long-lost great civilizations. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports.

Environment

In Ecuador, striking it rich by keeping oil in the ground

Iin the 1970s and ‘80s, the oil company Texaco dumped billions of gallons of waste from its operations in the Ecuadoran Amazon into the forest. While the pollution remains the subject of a long-running lawsuit, the Ecuadoran government seems to be taking a lesson from the disaster. It says it may put several major Amazon oil deposits off limits to drilling if other countries help cover at least some of the lost revenue, in a deal that would also protect one of the richest ecosystems on Earth.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

We're looking for the country with the highest percentage of rainforest cover on Earth; The answer is Suriname in South America. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Russell Mittermeier, primatologist and president of 'Conservation International.'

Business, Economics and Jobs

Microlending in America

An ambitious social experiment will launch later this year that will test Americans' ability and willingness not just to give, but to give to one another. The Takeaway talks with Premal Shah, the president of Kiva, an online micro-lender.