For Monday's Geo Quiz, we're getting lost. Imagine going more than 4,000 miles in the wrong direction. That's what happened to a racing pigeon who took off in Sapporo, Japan, and came in for a landing in a Canadian town in British Columbia.
The argument in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline says if not through the U.S., it'll go somewhere else. But a series of decisions in Canada at least raise the question over whether that is in fact true. If it's not, does that remove one reason the U.S. should approve the pipeline?
For the Geo Quiz we're looking for a Canadian city with a vibrant art scene. Right now the city hosting a performing arts festival. One of the performances there requires audience members to be blindfolded and led around the city by a volunteer guide.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has vowed to kill all 47 death-row inmates by mid-September. Marco Werman speaks to Alhagie Sowe of Vancouver, British Columbia. He heard that his brother had been executed on a radio news report.
Small US airports just south of the Canadian border are doing very well right now. That's because Canadians are driving to the US to take advantage of the much lower costs flights out of American airports.
Last Friday's earthquake was the largest on record to hit Japan. But there were huge quakes and tsunamis before records were kept. Anchor Marco Werman explores the history of quakes and tsunamis with Brian Atwater of the US Geological Survey.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the glamorous French Riviera resort city of Saint Tropez. Host Marco Werman speaks with Johanna Laurent of the Association Against Helicopter Noise, a group actively campaigning to limit the number of helicopters carrying celebrities to and from Saint Tropez.
Four Canadian students were ecstatic to have their science experiment headed to the International Space Station aboard the Antares rocket. So they gathered to watch the launch on Tuesday — only to see it explode live on TV.
We're looking for the name of a large island in the Pacific northwest. The Queen Charlotte Strait separates this 300-mile long island from mainland BC. At the northern end of the island is God's Pocket Marine Provincial Park. Scuba divers flock there.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a remote northeastern province in Afghanistan that borders Pakistan to the east and the Hindu Kush Mountains to the south. The answer is Nuristan, where U.S. forces run a forward operating base. Christian Science Monitor journalist Dana Harmon is embedded with troops there. She tells anchor Marco Werman what it's like in this remote corner of the world.