Rescuers are searching for survivors in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian pulverized homes and beached boats. US residents are now bracing for Dorian, which could make landfall in South or North Carolina later this week.
Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian pounded Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday and was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast by day's end before drenching the US East Coast for the next several days.
Conches are ubiquitous across the Caribbean. The decorative shells are exported and made into jewelry, and the huge gastropod inside is a staple food. But new research suggests that the conch is possibly being loved to death.
Hurricane Irma, rampaging across the Caribbean, has produced sustained winds at 183 miles per hour for more than 33 hours, making it the longest-lasting, top-intensity cyclone ever recorded, France's national weather service said Thursday.
Anchor Marco Werman tells us about the Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. During the 1980's, Compass Point was THE place to record for top musicians like the Rolling Stones, Dire Straits and the Talking Heads.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Tongue of the Ocean. Never heard of it? It's a 6,000 feet deep oceanic trench off the Bahamas. Its deep blue waters are visible from space. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders about his 1968 NASA mission to orbit the Moon, and his photograph called "Earth Rising" that he took on Christmas Eve 40 years ago.
Our Geo Quiz sends us in search of the largest city in the Bahamas. The annual Junkanoo Festival takes place across the islands, but the main revelry occurs in this city's downtown. Scott Gurian sent us this audio postcard.
China now owns more U.S. public debt than any other nation ? about one out of every 10 debt dollars ? a reflection of its growing global economic influence. The United States has imported five times as much as it has exported to China this year.
An American chemist says he's found a substance several, in fact, that can repel some of the most fearsome predators in the ocean, and he wants to use his discovery to protect them. Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA has the story.