In the final part of her series on China's coal habit, The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on why China is likely to remain dependent on dirty coal for decades to come, despite the billions it's pouring into alternatives.
South Sudan has been fighting over disputed territory with Sudan ever since the two split apart last July. The fighting has intensified in recent weeks: now, southern military forces are occupying an oil-rich town that was under northern control.
Some in Ukraine would like to see the country shake off its heavy reliance on Russian natural gas by tapping its huge coal resources. But Ukraine's coal mines are old, inefficient, and extremely dangerous.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with energy analyst and author Michael Klare about the global appetite energy economy; Klare's new books is titled, "Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy.ï¿½
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Masha Lipman, a political analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Moscow, about the view from Russia of the standoff with Ukraine over natural gas supplies.