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Need to Know, February 25, 2011: Sea level rise, National Guard bonuses, Somali pirates

This week on Need to Know, the effects of climate change are already hitting the city of Norfolk, Virginia. We travel to Norfolk to see how the city is dealing with regular flooding caused by sea level rise and a sinking shoreline. Also: We look at an investigation by a Sacramento Bee reporter into millions […]


Viewer response: How the international community fights piracy

In a follow-up to our segment “The Trouble with Pirates,” we detail some of the efforts the international community is taking to combat piracy.


  The trouble with pirates: Part 2

Just who are these Somali pirates who are bringing the shipping world to its knees? How do they operate? And why do we negotiate with them?


  The trouble with pirates

Need to Know presents an excerpt from “The Trouble with Pirates,” including the story of a French family who were abducted by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.


  Global piracy map

Piracy incidents around the world Early on Thursday morning Somali pirates seized a Panamanian tanker called the Hannibal II 900 nautical miles from the Somali coast, closer to India than to Somalia. Though the greatest number of ships are seized in the notorious Gulf of Aden, or “Pirate Alley,” off the coast of Somalia, the […]

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