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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Venezuelan state of Merida. The state is home to a breed of dog called the Mucuchíes. Anchor Marco Werman has details on a dog breeding project in Venezuela that aims to bring back the Mucuchíes.