INFERNO DOWN BELOW: Like the world's tornadoes and floods, Australia's fires have been named over the years. Now we could call them 'eternal fires'. Can the incredible tragedies we witnessed be the start of a brighter future for Australia?
Lignite coal is the dirtiest of all power sources. MODERN TIMES paid a visit to the shrinking Jänschwalde mine in Germany recently. Visits to the mining landscape were previously strictly forbidden to the public.
Barack Obama's eight years as America's first black president indirectly paved the way for the country's "first white" president, according to one of America's most influential African-American writers.