Amid all the wrangling by the giants, the concerns of small nations have often gotten short shrift. That is one reason African countries have decided to work together more closely this year. Myles Estey has more from the UN climate site in Cancun.
The BBC's Judy Swallow reports from Kolkata, India, where tea is served by street vendors in disposable clay cups. It turns out those cups are more environmentally friendly than the plastic ones you get from vendors elsewhere in India.
Thousands of demonstrators are continuing their protest in Spain against the country's economic crisis. With nearly five million people jobless, Spain has the highest unemployment rate in Europe. Gerry Hadden has more.
Geoffrey York, Africa correspondent for The Toronto Globe and Mail speaks to Marco Werman about his visit to artisanal mining operations in Democratic Republic of the Congo, where children work in horrendous conditions.
In 1944, Britain introduced the Eleven Plus exam. School students age 11 who passed this mandatory test could enroll in elite secondary schools. The Conservative-led government is starting to re-introduce it.