Maldives

Environment

Geo answer

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.

Global Politics

Geo answer

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.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For today's answer we were looking for the Maldive Islands, where the first new president in 30 years is busy cutting back on the luxuries enjoyed by his predecessor. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details.

Environment

Geo Quiz

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.

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An island of toxic trash plagues the Maldives

Thilafushi was once a lagoon in the Maldives, a gorgeous island nation in the Indian Ocean that's a popular tourist destination. But for almost 25 years, Thilafushi has been a dumping ground for the nation's trash — one that's unregulated and allegedly leaking toxins into the surrounding areas.

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