The US Senate began hearings today on the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It's the first opportunity lawmakers have had to publicly question the companies involved. The World's Katy Clark reports.
Much of the uncertainty Iraqis feel is about the economic future of their country.Those prospects depend largely on the recovery of Iraq's oil industry. The World's Katy Clark reports that Iraq's oil is flowing again.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's environment editor Peter Thomson about Japan's decision to re-evaluate its heavy reliance on nuclear power and put more emphasis on renewable energy and conservation.
A key element of the proposed budget President Obama unveiled today is a plan to make renewable energy more profitable. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mark Hertsgaard who writes about the environment for The Nation and Vanity Fair.
The Chinese government has charged four employees of the British-Australian mining giant, Rio Tinto, with bribery and stealing commercial secrets. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on how this case has shaken foreign investors in China.
Marco Werman speaks with Rob Evans, reporter for the Guardian newspaper. He co-wrote an article on part of the British coal miners' strike of 1984. Then-Prime Minister Thatcher prevented funds from the USSR reaching the striking miners in the UK.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with nuclear safety expert Charles Ferguson about the nuclear power emergency caused by today's earthquake in Japan. The quake knocked out the cooling and backup power systems at a nuclear plant about 150 miles north of Tokyo.