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  • 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.

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    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.

  • Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, home to 20,000 fruit bats is being forced to drive them out because of the damage done.

  • Floodwater engulfs a farm in Missouri

    Energy traders' fears are rising right along with the flood levels along the Mississippi River.

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    Enforcing pollution laws and investing in cleantech will save lives and money in the future.

  • Natural Gas

    We have not had an energy policy in the United States in the nearly three decades I have been in the utility business. What we have is a strange mix of mandates and markets that we sometimes call energy policy. Electricity—like horseracing, gambling and prostitution in Nevada—is too much fun for politicians to leave to the market.

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    Now that Earth Day 2011 is past, let's set our sights on making Earth Day 2012 a lot “greener” — in every sense of that word — with a bigger sense of urgency and a little help from some friends, says Terry Tamminen.

  • An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

  • Recent events in the Middle east and northern Africa have show that the supply and price of food can lead to major social unrest and even the downfall of a government. Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. The global recession of 2008-09 took some the wind out of surging agricultural prices, but there's growing concern that globalization will ultimately tax food supplies. Population and income grow

    Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. Click to see which countries are most vulnerable to food shock.

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    Farmers markets are popping up across the country as often as a new crop of corn. But the problem of making a profit—for themselves and the farmers that supply them—grows as well.

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    A growing interest in small-scale agriculture  — blending entrepreneurism and sustainability — is beginning to reverse a decades-long flight from the farm.

  • Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Could there really be a "Green" German Chancellor one day? What would that mean? How "green" can Germany get? ... Questions I am being asked rather often these days - even and especially from outside Germany, says CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.

  • A recent survey shows people in Hong Kong say it is acceptable to leave shark fin soup off banquet menus. The NYT reports.

  • Workers pull aboard boom being used to help block the flow of the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in Cat Bay on June 28, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana.

    One year after the tragic BP oil spill, the cleanup isn't done and neither is the haggling over BP's  $20 billion dollar fund to compensate individuals and businesses over lost income.