ULAN BATOR, March 11- Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday, robbing people of their livelihoods and worsening environmental problems like desertification and climate change.» Read More
NEW YORK, March 7- Ecuadorean villagers who are trying to get billions of dollars from Chevron Corp for pollution in the Amazon jungle are ready to refocus their fight on pending suits in other countries after a setback in the United States.
*Commission has begun legal proceedings against Germany. BRUSSELS, March 7- EU scientists have found that the new car coolant at the centre of a dispute that has pitched regulators against Germany and its luxury carmaker Daimler does not pose any serious safety risks, the European Commission said on Friday.
WASHINGTON, March 7- The price for power plants to emit 1 ton of carbon dioxide in nine northeastern U.S. states cleared at a record $4 per short ton at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's 23rd permit auction, the market's administrator said Friday.
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, explains why he thinks the Chinese property sector will cool down in the near future.
*First speech ever by an EPA head at CERAWeek. McCarthy's speech in Houston to IHS CERAWeek, the largest meeting of energy executives in the world, was the first by an EPA administrator since the conference began 33 years ago.
HOUSTON, March 6- Carbon regulations can be crafted to help offset climate change without "shutting down business in its tracks," U.S. "We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year, said about new rules she said would be proposed by June.
"We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," said McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year, speaking about new rules she said would be proposed by June.
HOUSTON, March 6- Carbon regulations can be crafted to help offset climate change without "putting the brakes on business," U.S. "We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," said McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year.
*Tencent hits record after China Unicom cooperation agreement. HONG KONG, March 6- China shares fell to their lowest levels in a week early Thursday, then rebounded and boosted Hong Kong markets as property stocks gained on hopes steps will be taken to limit mainland home-price declines.
China's leadership have declared on Wednesday, a war on pollution. CNBC's Eunice Yoon speaks to analysts and the Chinese public about the smog that has plagued the country's capital.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal producers, has reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution discharged by coal mines into Appalachian rivers and streams, federal authorities said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal companies, and dozens of subsidiaries have reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution from coal mines, federal authorities said on Wednesday.
LONDON/ OSLO, March 5- Closer cooperation between China and the United States, the top two greenhouse gas emitters, on combating global warming is boosting prospects for a U.N. deal meant to be agreed next year, the U.N.' s climate chief said on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG, March 5- Wage talks between the world's top platinum producers and South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction workers Union collapsed on Wednesday, dashing hopes for an early end to a crippling six-week strike.
*Plans to raise China's grain production capacity by 50 million tonnes. BEIJING, March 5- China plans to broaden the scope and increase spending on agricultural subsidies for grains and other commodities in a bid to boost food security, the country's top economic planner said on Wednesday.
In a State of the Union style address to China's annual parliament meeting that began on Wednesday, Premier Li Keqiang said Beijing aims to grow the world's second-largest economy by 7.5 percent this year, the same as last year's target.
NEW YORK, March 4- Steven Donziger, the Harvard- educated lawyer who has waged a two-decade battle against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazon jungle in Ecuador, is not one to accept defeat quietly.
*Environmentalists urge parliament to reject the deal. BRUSSELS, March 4- The European Union on Tuesday reached a preliminary deal on a law that will exempt long-haul flights from paying for carbon emissions until 2016, EU sources said. A spokesman for the European Commission had no immediate comment.
NEW YORK, March 4- Steven Donziger, the Harvard- educated lawyer who has waged a two-decade battle against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazonian jungle in Ecuador, is not one to accept defeat quietly.
A group of villagers claimed that Chevron's Texaco was responsible for polluting an oil field in northeastern Ecuador from 1964 to 1992.