The island nation of Kiribati says it will return to the Pacific Islands Forum, ending over six months of turmoil for the strategic bloc that represents nearly 20 nations and territories across the Pacific Ocean.
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, described as Egypt's version of Daily Show host Jon Stewart, found himself without a TV network after his show was pulled by his own network last week, with no sign he'd be allowed back on. Plus, the Philippines are reeling after the strong storm to make landfall ever recorded slammed into the island nation. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Kiribati is threatened by rising sea levels. The flat, Pacific Island nation could be inundated if oceans rise, forcing most, if not all, of its 100,000 residents out of their homes. One man, anticipating that day, is looking to relocate as a refugee.
An expedition that aimed to find signs that Amelia Earhart's plane crashed off Gardner Island came back empty-handed. But the researchers still believe in their theory.
Coral reefs around the world face the threat of bleaching from increasingly warmer climates. The Gilbert Islands in the Pacific Ocean may be a rare refuge for these endangered coral reefs.
A group for historic aircraft recovery is mounting a new expedition to remote Nikumaroro Island in the western Pacific. It's mission is to find Amelia Earharts long lost plane on the 75th anniversary of her disappearance.
In Kirbati, as the ocean levels rise, the island nation disappears. In time, the nation may have to move to giant floating islands in order to still have a home of their own.
Anchor Lisa Mullins reveals the answer to our Geo Quiz today. We wanted the name of the continent that extends into all 4 hemispheres of Earth -- north, south, east and west. The answer is Africa, which has portions both north and south of the equator, and portions both east and west of the prime meridian.