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Development & Education

Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're going around in circles. Cairo and Beijing have ring roads, London has an orbital, and Washington's got a beltway. We're looking for another of these circular routes. The one we want you to name is in south-west Ireland.

Development & Education

Geo answer

In south-western Ireland sheep sometimes stray. That's where Brendan Ferris comes in. He's a shepherd. You can usually find him at his farm, the Kells Sheep Center. It's located on the Ring of Kerry, which is the answer, by the way, to our Geo Quiz.

Conflict & Justice

Badger battle in Wales

A long legal battle wrapped up this week in Wales. It is a case that involves farmers, wildlife campaigners ? and badgers. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from Jack Reedy, the press officer for The Badger Trust.

Politics

Problem with the PlayPump

A water pump built into a children's merry-go-round. The idea was simple: It was meant to provide clean water for thousands of African villages. Philanthropists loved it. Until it fell apart. Amy Costello's gives us an update on today's show.

Politics

Climate change threatens Egyptian delta

Climate change and rising sea levels are a growing threats to Egypt's fertile Nile delta. Some Egyptians are pushing for drastic action to protect the delta but the government doesn't seem interested. Correspondent Ursula Lindsay reports from Alexandria.

Politics

Genetically engineered foods in Europe

In Germany, public opinion runs strongly against genetically engineered crops. Scientists who work in the field endure protests and occasional threats. So why stay in Germany? The German government provides generous research funding. David Hecht reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cacao crops waning

Cacao plantations have been a mainstay for farmers in the Mexican state of Chiapas. But farmers have started to abandon these crops for the more lucrative sugar cane and oil palm plants. Murray Carpenter reports.

Politics

Insect invades Italy

Italy is facing a new invader ? this one of the insect variety. The red palm weevil from North Africa is munching Rome's famous palm trees and is threatening to change the country's landscape. Megan Williams reports from Rome.