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  • Cityscape at sunrise, Kabul, Afghanistan

    In Afghanistan, the biggest threat is deadly air pollution, which jills more people than the war.

  • From Gulf Oil Spill to China

    One of the biggest players in water treatment is allowing companies to recycle water for industrial use in countries such as China who are dealing with a water crisis, with Erik Fyrwal, Nalco chairman/CEO.

  • Ford C-Max hybrid

    Ford is making a minivan that will become its first U.S. vehicle sold only as a hybrid. The minivan is based on the C-Max, a five-pasenger van already sold in Europe.

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    After decades of sustained growth, China became the world’s largest energy consumer in 2010, overtaking the US, according to BP, one of the world’s biggest energy companies.

  • Exhaust plumes from cooling towers are seen at the Jaenschwalde lignite coal-fired power station in Janschwalde, Germany.

    European gas suppliers could see a boost from Germany's decision to phase out nuclear energy, with other countries set to follow Berlin's lead, Per Lekander, head of utilities research at UBS, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Nuclear Power Plant

    China’s freeze on new nuclear projects could last until the beginning of 2012, according to a senior industry official, underlining the gravity of China’s nuclear safety review. The FT reports.

  • Ford's Louisville, Kentucky Assembly Plant

    Ford Motor Executive Chairman William Ford told CNBC Friday the U.S. economy is still in "recovery mode" despite recent weak data on jobs and manufacturing.

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    The price at the gas pump will fall from the current $3.80 per gallon national average to $3.50 or lower by July 4, Gulf Oil Chief Executive Joe Petrowski told CNBC Thursday.

  • Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.

  • Tokyo Airport Power Saving Sign

    Innovative ad campaigns are not only helping to rebuild Japan's energy grid, but are also set to improve the sustainability of a local economy near you. 

  • The White House would eliminate requirements for trapping polluting vapors at gasoline stations and let employers and hospitals file fewer reports as part of a plan it is announcing Thursday to ease regulatory burdens on business.

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    Companies in the wind power industry are gearing up for expansion, despite hurdles such as decreasing demand for electricity and lower natural gas prices.

  • Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary

    European airlines should be allowed to deal with the consequences of the most recent Icelandic volcano eruption themselves, Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair told CNBC Monday.

  • Dollar and Euro

    The recent rally for the dollar will not last and should be used as a chance to short the greenback as America’s geopolitical influence ebbs away, according to David Murrin, a hedge fund manager and author of Breaking the Code of History

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    The International Energy Agency (IEA) Governing Board, warned on Thursday that rising oil prices are still affecting the global economic recovery, despite recent drops in the price, and urged oil producing countries to take action to lower the price of oil.

  • Service bell at hotel reception

    Ecotravel has gone from luxury to the low end, and everywhere in between.

  • Cuzco, Peru

    Like other parts of the travel industry, eco-tourism was hammered by the global recession but is on the comeback trail, as operators expand beyond its traditional high-end core.

  • What makes a city attractive to young people?Well, first and foremost, it’s that there will be other young people there.“You need other young people around to bounce ideas off of -- to get excited with. That’s No. 1 most important,” said Bert Sperling of .There has to be a strong indie culture – a lot of bands, artists and other creative types. To gauge that, Sperling checked in with , which helps artists sell their music and merchandise to fans, , a site that offers tools for musicians and shar

    Sperling took all those criteria and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for young people.

  • Nuclear Power Plant

    A French company is gambling it can beat the odds and build a nuclear plant in the heart of California's fertile farmland. Areva has partnered with a group of California businessmen and farmers who've formed the Fresno Nuclear Energy Group.

  • Memphis Flood

    The Mississippi over-runs the bluffs surrounding Memphis, reports Julie Martin, The Weather Channel.