non-reneable energy

Global Politics

Ecuador locks up oil reserves

Host David Baron reports on the signing Wednesday of a deal to protect a rich swath of Ecuadoran rainforest by locking up oil reserves beneath it. The deal will also fight global warming by preventing the release of 400 million tons of CO2.

Global Politics

China's search for cleaner coal

Burning coal causes huge problems in China, but it's likely to remain the country's main energy source for decades. In part two of her series, Mary Kay Magistad looks at China's efforts to develop so-called �cleaner coal� technologies.

Arts, Culture & Media

Sudan breakup

Northern Sudan is all but resigned to the impeding independence of Southern Sudan. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Khartoum, where some northerners are sad to see the south go � while others say good riddance.

Global Politics

U.S. - Saudi Relations

As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia looks like the only OPEC member with capacity to boost output quickly and significantly, but the United States hasn't been able to convince its ally to do so

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

A technology company is testing so-called smart appliances that can be activated remotely to help conserve energy. The technology was tested in Toronto, the answer to today's Geo Quiz. We speak with Gaelle Lussiaa-Berdou, a reporter for Radio-Canada.