Smoke rises from a garbage mountain as garbage collectors work on a dump site in Guiyang, in southwest China's Guizhou province, in 2008. As more Chinese ride the nation's economic boom, a torrent of garbage is one result. Cities are bursting at the seams, and local officials struggle to cope.
Greenpeace launched a new video on YouTube, a parody of sorts of 'The LEGO Movie,' using the kid-friendly film to raise awareness about Shell's arctic oil drilling. Is it getting the message across, or just freaking out kids?
Protests against fracking tend to focus on natural gas, even though the potential for oil from fracking is significant. Would talking about oil change the debate?
Russian courts grant bail to 19 of 30 detained Greenpeace activists, but only one walks free. Analysts point to international pressure on Russia in run-up to Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.
The controversy over Russian charges against Greenpeace activists rages on, but ultimately it's all about Russia's aspiration in the thawing north.