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  • Ingersoll Rand investing in cutting emissions Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Ingersoll Rand said Monday it will spend $500 million on product-related research and development over the next five years in its effort to cut the greenhouse gas footprint of its customers.

  • Businesses and investors pressing for green policy Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States could potentially unlock a $6 trillion energy market by revamping the country's fractured electricity grid, a move that he said would boost the competitiveness of renewable energy.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday and blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce Wall Street's role in raising money for businesses that contribute to climate change. Protesters stopped traffic on Broadway south of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Mexico warns Arizona of waste spill into river Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    TUCSON, Ariz.— Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.

  • 'Green' on the march: Environmental indexes launch Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    A prominent Wall Street equity index firm says it's trying to help investors profit from environmentally conscious holdings.

  • Sir Richard Branson's latest push: Efficient trucks Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Richard Branson

    Sir Richard Branson estimates the North America trucking industry could save up to $40 billion a year through new technologies.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Hundreds of protesters assembled in New York City's financial district on Monday, with some planning to risk arrest during an unsanctioned blockade on Wall Street to call attention to what organizers say is capitalism's contribution to climate change.

  • 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.

  • *Promises more effective heat storage than current methods. NEGEV DESERT, Israel, Sept 22- An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to the thermal solar power industry by enabling plants to run at full capacity night and day.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change.

  • Western Mexico state reports new mine spill Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    CANANEA, Mexico— Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.

  • China drives world carbon emissions to record high Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday.

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.

  • China drives world carbon emissions to record high Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    OSLO, Sept 21- World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday.

  • *Calls for Europe to do more to lift growth in near term. CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 21- The Group of 20 leading nations say they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2 trillion to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs, but Europe's extended stagnation remains a major stumbling block.

  • BEIJING, Sept 21- China will not dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Sunday, in remarks that came days after many economists lowered growth forecasts having seen the latest set of weak data.

  • Guyana reports slight drop in deforestation rate Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana— Guyana's environment ministry says the country saw less deforestation in 2013 thanks to a decrease in gold mining activity. Gold mining commonly requires companies to clear forests. Guyana already has lost $20 million of that funding because of increased deforestation in 2012..

  • New indictment against ex-BP exec Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment makes adjustments to existing obstruction of Congress and false statement charges against David Rainey, who faces a March 9 trial.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Sept 19- Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.