The Elfstedentocht is a 125-mile race on the canals of The Netherlands. But the canals must be frozen six inches deep for the race to go forward. It's only been held 15 times, the most recent in 1997. But this year might bring number 16.
The UN-linked group responsible for destroying Syria's chemical weapons arsenal wants to do the destruction away from Syria's civil war. But no country has offered to host the operation, which involves toxic chemicals. The other alternative is to do it at sea, but that is hardly ideal.
With hundreds of years of experience behind them, the Netherlands are still pioneering ways to protect its communities from flooding. And as climate change makes flooding more of a global concern, other countries are paying attention to Dutch innovations.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports on some surprises in the European parliamentary election results this week. Some far-right, anti-Islamic parties made unexpectedly strong showings, and that's fanned fears among European Muslims.
Officials in New Orleans have sought advice from the Netherlands when it comes to rebuilding the city's levee system. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Tarek Abdoun, professor of geotechnical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.