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.
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.
According to a new WWF report, seventy percent of commercial marine fisheries are on the decline. Rashid Sumaila directs the Fisheries Center the the University of British Columbia. Dr. Sumaila is also the guest in our online Science Forum.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Central Asia's Gobi Desert. An archaeological site in that region -- within the Uighur Autonomous Region of China -- is where scientists discovered the world's oldest known marijuana. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from lead scientist, Dr. Ethan Russo whose research is published in the Journal of Experimental Botany.
In 2003 Libya paid out $2.7 billion dollars to the families of those who died in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. That money is still paying dividends. It's been a lifeline for the New York City school, De La Salle Academy.