The Philippine government’s anti-poverty plans are stimulating foreign firms’ interest in the country’s mineral reserves. On the island of Mindoro, however, farmers fear they will lose their homeland to the strip-miners. Ian MacKinnon reports.
From petitions to unexpected coal deliveries, students across the United States are showing their commitment to stopping global warming. Michael Crawford reports on the campaign that links over 540 US campuses.
Land used to grow food is increasingly being turned over to biofuels, driving up food prices. Added to water shortages, natural disasters and an ever-rising global population, this is a recipe for disaster, reports John Vidal.
Ocean tracts in the far north are thought to be replete with fossil fuels. As well as environmental scientists, the polar region is attracting political powers keen to exploit oil and gas reserves. David Adam reports from Norway.
While governments argue over responsibility for global warming, development experts are thinking about the humanitarian consequences for the world’s poor. Mara Hvistendahl reports from the United Nations.
Sea ice in the Arctic has fallen to a record low -- and the locals now wear shorts and T-shirts in summer. Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier tells Louise Johncox how climate change is threatening her people’s way of life.