Ecuador has pulled the plug on a groundbreaking plan to have outside donors pay to protect an oil-rich swath of the Amazon. The plan failed to draw anywhere near the financial support the country had hoped.
A group of women slipped past security on Thursday to climb Western Europe's tallest building, the Shard in London. The six women are activists with Greenpeace, and they made the climb to protest Shell Oil's drilling in the Arctic.
Peru's president Ollanta Humala was elected in 2011 partly on a pledge to protect the environment. He's declared a state of emergency in the Pastaza RIver basin, and gave an Argentinian oil company operating there three months to clean up.
Former Canadian politician Ralph Klein has died at the age of 70. Klein was Premier of the province of Alberta for 14 years. He was a strong advocate for Alberta's oil sands. The World's Andrea Crossan remembers one of Canada's most colorful politicians.
As the UK gears up to start a gas-fracking industry, government and industry say they're determined to avoid the mistakes made in the US. But observers differ as to whether the country is better prepared for the risks.
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan's energy future.
Israel has been anxiously following events in Egypt, worried about how the unrest could affect the peace treaty between the two countries. But as Daniel Estrin reports, Israelis are now worried about their energy security, too.
Chevron Corp., the U.S.'s second largest oil company, is the alleged culprit, and the company may have to pay at least $8 billion to repair damages after a ruling yesterday. To tell us more about the long fight is the BBC's Irene Caselli.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Irene Caselli about the latest in a long legal battle over the environmental legacy of oil drilling in the Ecuadorean Amazon. A court yesterday ordered the US company Chevron to pay damages of roughly $9 billion
Oil prices jumped today to their highest levels since 2008, as markets reacted to the uncertainty in Libya. The country is a member of OPEC. Host Lisa Mullins talk to Steve Levine of Foreign Policy magazine about the effect the crisis has on oil.
Ecuador has just inaugurated its first wind farm on San Cristobal island in the Galapagos, and it's one of the world's largest wind-diesel hybrids. Spectrum Radio's Erico Guizzo visited the San Cristobal Wind Project and has our report.
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