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A DDT debate in Uganda

In Uganda, a government program to battle malaria using DDT has provoked a fierce backlash. Some fear the government is poisoning them. Yet many public health experts say the risks of DDT are far less than the risks of malaria. On PRI's The World.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of the huge vortex in the Pacific that's been accumulating massive amounts of trash.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for Australian coastline. The answer is the Kimberley Coast, where an oil pipeline is spewing crude oil and natural gas into the sea. Jeb Sharp speaks with John Carey, director of the Kimberley Conservation Project.

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Europe's high speed rail

President Obama's stimulus plan includes billions to help jump-start a new network of high-speed trains. But the future of rail is already a reality in other parts of the world, including Japan, China and as Kathleen Schalch reports, the European Union.

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Arctic warming

Arctic temperatures in the 1990s reached their warmest level in at least 2,000 years A new study being published in Science Magazine concludes that cooling was reversed because of increased emissions of green house gases. The World's Katy Clark reports.

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Bangladesh changes dress code

This week, the prime minister of Bangladesh re-wrote the government's dress code in hopes of easing the country's energy shortage. She ordered male government employees to stop wearing jackets and ties.