RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 27- Toxic materials such as arsenic were found in the water of the Rio Doce river days after a dam burst at a mine in Brazil earlier this month, an executive for Vale, the co-owner of the mine operator, confirmed on Friday. Vania Somavilla, sustainability chief at Vale, cited a report by the Institute for Water Management in Minas Gerais, which found...» Read More
The US would be making a monumental mistake if it does not begin to utilize one of its most prevalent energy resources, natural gas, oil tycoon Boone Pickens, told CNBC Thursday.
Buffett on making "dumb deals." This is part five of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010. Topics include: Buffett's view on Kraft's acquisition of Cadbury, global warming, Goldman Sachs, Moody's, and Greece's debt problem.
Thousands of the nation’s largest water polluters are outside the Clean Water Act’s reach because the Supreme Court has left uncertain which waterways are protected by that law, according to interviews with regulators.
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, announced on Thursday that it would cut some 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain by the end of 2015 — the equivalent of removing more than 3.8 million cars from the road for a year.
The emirate has quietly embraced a suite of measures to make its buildings, businesses, and homes more sustainable, including a ban on plastic shopping bags.
The Japanese automaker said it received a subpoena from a federal grand jury in New York seeking documents related to unintended acceleration in its vehicles and the braking system of its Prius hybrid.
Overlooked in the aftermath of the deadly, Connecticut, power-plant blast is that no one in 21st century America should die in the quest to keep our lights on and our flat panel TVs glowing.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is trying to make California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger look like a carbon girlie man. Massachusetts is on target to cut carbon almost 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.
President Obama’s recent public support of clean coal and his waning interest in cap-and-trade legislation may not be enough to save the American coal industry from a perfect storm of competitive technology, stricter regulation and growing obsolescence.
After several investigations, it was only last week that Toyota owners learned federal regulators, concerned that the company was not taking apparently dangerous defects seriously enough, traveled to Japan in December to light a fire under corporate executives. Meanwhile, millions of Toyotas continued to be driven by drivers unaware of the potential scope of the problem, and the cars continued to be sold.
Dubai's government, under pressure to repay billions of dollars in debt, said Thursday it has discovered a new offshore oil field - the first such find by the city-state in decades.
Automakers, both big and small, will launch a variety of models as soon as this year to ride the consumer shift to smaller, greener vehicles.
Click ahead to take a look at some of the electric cars expected to hit the market this and the next couple of years.
The U.S. has tremendous solar and wind energy resources, and we can harvest them through a combination of smart public policy and fierce entrepreneurialism. Yet for all of the political rhetoric in support of renewables, the fact remains that the U.S. has no price on greenhouse gases, no transmission superhighway to carry renewable energy to population centers, and no national renewable energy standard, writes Lew Hay is chairman and CEO of FPL Group.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's new rule requiring publicly held companies to disclose their exposure to potential losses from climate change helps not hurts Corporate America.
Federal regulators have cleared Toyota's plan to fix millions of sticky gas pedals, and dealers could get parts to make the repairs as early as Thursday or Friday.
An initial public offering at Tesla has been anticipated for months.
I consider myself a semi-intelligent person. However, I've been reading and re-reading the press release from the Securities and Exchange Commission about plans to advise companies on making disclosures related to their carbon footprints. I expended a lot of my own personal greenhouse gases trying to figure the point.
Ford has halted production of some full-sized commercial vehicles in China because they contain gas pedals built by the same company behind the accelerators in Toyota's recent recall.
Many economists argue that manufacturing is crucial to long-term economic stability. But is there anything left for America to manufacture? The answer is yes—if we focus on products for the growing low-carbon economy.