Spain had a thriving renewable energy sector, until the bottom fell out of the economy. In the Spanish government's efforts to find funds to operate, it decided its subsidies for renewables were too high. Not only did it reduce subsidies, it actually went after subsidies already awarded in previous years.
A daring operation took place this week through one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. Thousands of international troops worked together to deliver a massive hydroelectric turbine to a site in southern Afghanistan.
Anchor Marco Werman interviews Nigerian afrobeat musician Femi Kuti, son of the late pioneer of the genre Fela Kuti, and gets him to answer the questions he himself poses on his new CD about progress in Africa.
In the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake there's a lot of talk about finally getting things right in Haiti, a sense that the opportunity to rebuild means the opportunity to fix what's been wrong. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Fewer trees were cut down in the Amazon rainforest this past year. Climate scientists say Brazil has done well, but deforestation is more than one nation's problem. Marco Werman talks with Dr William Laurance of the Smithsonian Institution.
The operators of the Japanese nuclear plant damaged in the earthquake and tsunami, say essential cooling functions are being restored. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with David Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University.
Cyberspace is the new fifth domain of war between states. Its unclear how the rules of war apply. At a meeting of military and academic legal scholars at the UC Berkeley law school, the consensus was that the laws have fallen far behind the technology.