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  • Natural gas policy came under the microscope on Tuesday as environmental and industry groups presented their views on the issue to Congress and divided along mostly familiar lines.

  • Tourists wearing the masks walk on the Tiananmen Square during severe pollution on January 31, 2013 in Beijing, China.

    Will air pollution, which doesn't respect lines on a map, ultimately cause more diplomatic skirmishes or worse, asks this environmental expert.

  • Findus Beef Lasagne found to contain 60 percent horse meat.

    The French and British governments promised on Saturday to punish those found responsible for selling horsemeat in beef products at the heart of a growing scandal.

  • Customers line up to fill up fuel tanks at a gas station Friday in Vauxhall, N.J.

    It's time for a stormy rerun -- not only of wind and heavy precipitation, but also of long lines at gas stations.

  • Could Styrofoam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city?

  • Tracking the Winter Storm 'Nemo'

    Up to two feet of snow could fall in parts of the Northeast starting Friday. The Weather Channel's Paul Goodloe tracks winter storm "Nemo." (1:28)

  • Nepal and India kicked off a historic joint tiger census on Tuesday, sending out experts to count the number of endangered Royal Bengal tigers living in their shared border region. The Global Post reports.

  • Tackling Climate Change

    Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics says it is time for China and India to take the initiative to bring about a new international regime on climate change.

  • Every winter, a heavy haze of pollution envelops many Asian cities. Reduced visibility grounded planes in New Delhi in December, while toxic amounts of particulate matter kept Beijing residents indoors several days last month. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • The search for culprits behind the rancid haze enveloping China's capital has turned a spotlight on the country's two largest oil companies and their resistance to tougher fuel standards.

  • India has the worst air pollution in the entire world, beating China, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, according to a study released during this year's World Economic Forum in Davos. The New York Times reports.

  • China Needs a 'Clean Revolution'

    Wu Changhua, Greater China Director, The Climate Group discusses China's pollution problem. She welcomes suggestions by China's new leaders to make environmental and energy conservation a top priority.

  • Dow Chemicals

    Dow Chemical reported a quarterly net loss on Thursday due to large restructuring charges and falling sales of specialty plastics and chlorine.

  • Severe Air Pollution Continuous In Beijing

    China's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory has rekindled a tongue-in-cheek campaign by a multimillionaire with a streak of showmanship who is selling canned fresh air.

  • Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A U.S. judge accepted an agreement by BP to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

  • Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Beijing temporarily shut down 103 heavily polluting factories and took 30 percent of government vehicles off roads to combat dangerously high air pollution, state media reported on Tuesday, but the capital's air remained hazardous despite the measures.

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    Summer Palace, a restaurant tucked inside one of the capital's most expensive hotels, offers the standard selection of Chinese delicacies: abalone, braised sea cucumber and imperial bird's nest soup, which sells for about 700 renminbi, or more than $100, a serving. Noticeably absent, however, is a mainstay of Chinese cuisine — shark fin soup. The NYT reports.

  • Oil companies at the heart of the US shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined in a practice causing growing concern about the waste of resources and damage to the environment.

  • Dame Ellen McCarthur

    Corporations are leaving billions on the table by failing to follow that old crunchy-granola practice: Recycling.

  • The U.S. energy complex including the growth of natural-gas drilling is "a game changer" that could contribute to global economic growth and promote jobs, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris told CNBC.