MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing Co and Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and freighters. Proposals being debated in Montreal by the International Civil...» Read More
Much progress has been made to cut pollution, but the list of most polluted states is likely to contain the usual suspects next year and fewer improvements.
The world’s second-largest wheat, corn and sugar trader tells CNBC that while agricultural prices will remain high the rest of the year, the world isn't going to experience a renewed food crisis.
When it comes to energy policy, investors need leaders with an unwavering long-term vision.
Ford Motor says its Focus small car is on track to become the best-selling car in the world this year, trumping the Toyota Corolla.
Meteorologist Todd Gross reports Hurricane Isaac doesn't look like it will reach category 2, but that it will be a strong category 1.
"We don't really expect [Hurricane Isaac] to have any impact on shipping rates, or shipping stocks over the next few days," says Greg Lewis, Credit Suisse senior research analyst.
For U.S. based airlines, Tropical Storm Isaac has been more of a nuisance than a major operational headache. While more than a 1,000 flights have been cancelled, there have been relatively few reports of stranded passengers stuck in airports. Credit the fact airlines have become more skilled at planning how to bring down their schedules when major storms hit the United States.
Wal-Mart's efforts may be something to wmulate. The company has a stated goal of becoming 100-percent, renewable-energy powered, and its clean-energy work is done because it costs the same amount or less than business-as-usual.
The U.S. should continue to have a cheap energy advantage compared to the rest of the world, Boone Pickens, BP Capital founder, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday.
General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 258,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix short-circuits in power window and door lock switches that can cause fires.
While wreaking havoc on grain crops, the worst U.S. drought in a half century is providing opportunities for companies that provide and pump the most precious of commodities — water. While the drought is testing farmers and food producers, the volatility in weather patterns is giving water companies new revenue sources, as they provide solutions to the environmental challenges.
In Illinois, we’ve experienced the sixth-driest growing season on record. Of 102 counties, 100 are disaster areas, the state's governor addresses the issue of what's been done and what still needs to happen to help his state.
The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."
As a result of a Congressional mandate passed in 2005 and expanded in 2007, over 40 percent of this year’s greatly depleted corn crop will be diverted from food and livestock, and instead be sold at the gas pump. We are trading our precious, fertile acres of farmland for a small dent in our oil usage. We are prioritizing our goal to reduce oil dependence over providing food to people.
Those consumers with subprime and deep subprime credit ratings are taking out more auto loans, but they are making up a smaller percentage of the total number of auto loans written in the U.S., and that's a good sign says one pro.
July auto sales are giving economists reason for cautious optimism about the sluggish economy.
Green Plains Renewable Energy CEO Todd Becker talks about the challenges facing the ethanol industry.
Record high prices of corn and soybean brought on by the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be triggering a sense of de ja vu for Asia concerned about a repeat of the food scare in 2008, but most economists are downplaying those fears, for now.
The worst drought in U.S. history is hurting food companies in China and margins are likely to suffer in the second half of the year, even as firms battle rising wages, analysts tell CNBC.
With nearly two-thirds of the US enduring drought conditions, food prices are expected to jump ahead of the November election. That could add to voter anxieties about the economy, the Christian Science Monitor reports.