South America

Environment

'Romeo and Juliet' give hope for survival of the Sehuencas water frog

Until recently, Sehuencas water frogs were among the more than 500 species of frogs and other amphibians on the brink of extinction. Just one male, named Romeo, was living in a lab in Bolivia, assumed to be the last of his species. But researchers recently found five more of these frogs in a cloud forest in the mountains of Bolivia. They took one of the females, named her Juliet, and brought her to meet Romeo.

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Environment

A place called 'Hell'

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for 'Hell' on earth. Actually, it's the Spanish word for hell, Infierno. It's a community in South America. We want you to name the country this place called 'Hell' is in.

Environment

Java trees

Indonesia planted millions of trees to absorb the greenhouse gases caused by the December 2007 Bali climate conference, but the nation's record on tree conservation has been dismal. Java used to be home to one of the world's oldest teak forests, but illegal logging, fires, and government mis-management have destroyed the trees.

Environment

Allergic reaction to climate change

Alaska used to be a great place to live if you have allergies as pollen counts are low on a tundra. But with climate change, n tundra giving way to flora and insects are moving in. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Jeffrey Demain, founder/director of the Alaska Allergy Asthma and Immunology Center, about climate change and allergy development.

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Global Hit

Global hit - Iron Maiden

Ruxandra Guidi reports on an unusual musical club in Bolivia. It's a club for fans of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. One of their goals is to get Iron Maiden to tour in Bolivia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

Today's Geo Quiz focused in the ancestral home of the potato. The answer is Peru. The BBC's Dan Collyns reports the Peruvian government is promoting the potato as a cheap, stable alternative to more expensive food crops like corn or wheat.

Environment

Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with paleontologist Paul Sereno from the University of Chicago about his discovery of a new kind of dinosaur fossil. The discovery took place in Africa's Sahara Desert -- which is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.