A group of Ecuadorians is fighting the American oil company in a Canadian court, trying to collect pollution damages that were awarded to them by a court in Ecuador.
China has relied on coal for cheap energy to fuel its development. Now. many of its cities have massive air pollution problems. And, finally, the government is doing something about it.
Day three of the government shutdown has arrived with some in Europe blaming the Tea Party for pulling the plug on the US of A. Meanwhile, in a place where government is still running, the Germans have turned to an ex-wrestler to decommission its nuclear plants. And the Greeks' neo-Nazi party is under the microscope.
Rural Pennsylvanians welcomed fracking onto their lands assuming the financial benefits would outweigh any negatives. The good times came, but only until gas companies started taking larger cuts of the profits. Now farmers and their families are left to wonder whether it's all worth it.
Brazil has had a thriving ethanol industry because of a confluence of factors that made ethanol dramatically cheaper than gas. But that's changed, which has pressured the ethanol industry and Brazil's government to consider what to do next.
Ethanol has largely fizzled here in the US. But in Brazil, people have been driving their cars for years powered only by sugarcane ethanol. In recent years though, ethanol in Brazil has hit a speed bump.
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.
Sao Paulo is a tough place to get around. The city of 11 million, South America's largest, has notorious traffic. There is one quick way to navigate the streets of Sao Paulo though: Ride a bike. Problem is, you put your life at risk when you do.
Electric cars have large batteries that go mostly unused for hours at a time. But a team of researchers in Delaware are hoping to use these electric cars to improve how the national electric grid works. So far, the results are promising. And it could provide benefits to electric car owners, too.