A hotel in the Maldives has apologized after a Swiss couple renewing their marriage vows were subjected to a torrent of sexual and religious abuse in a language they did not understand. The BBC's Jonny Hogg reports.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for an island nation in the Indian Ocean with a sinking economy, one that's literally in danger of going under due to rising sea levels. The answer is the Maldives.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Maldives Islands, Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Charles Ehrhart, co-author of a study that attempts to chart how climate change will directly affect human populations.
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has resigned after weeks of unrest. Host Marco Werman reports on the sudden resignation of a leader who had been a vociferous campaigner for action on climate change.
The New 7 Wonders group has a new, more natural list of Wonders of the World. Visiting them will take you from South America to Africa to Asia and introduce you to some of Mother Nature's most breath-taking sites.
The Asian island nation that is looking for a new homeland is the Maldives. The country's elevation is so low that rising sea levels associated with climate change could place it under water. So the country's government is looking for new land to move residents to, should that scenario become a reality.
About two years ago, the Maldives announced the nation would be carbon-neutral by 2020. That's a tall order for a country that spends 15 percent of GDP on diesel fuel, but work is progressing toward that goal.
Riots raged in the Maldives recently, as people upset over the arrest of a popular judge tried to make their voice heard. Depending on who you ask, it worked. The nation's president resigned -- but he now says he did so at gunpoint in what amounts to a coup.