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  • The court, in a 5-4 ruling in its first case on climate change, declared that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

  • Britain's Brown Unveils Surprise Income Tax Cut Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 10:43 AM ET

    Treasury Chief Gordon Brown announced a surprise income tax cut as he forecast continued strong growth for the British economy in his 11th -- and almost certainly last -- annual budget on Wednesday.

  • The Belgian government agreed on fresh budgetary measures to cut pollution and counter climate change, yet kept its overall 2007 target on a surplus of 0.3% of gross domestic product.

  • Confronted with congressional concerns about global warming, the leaders of the U.S. auto industry are highlighting their work to develop alternative vehicles and asserting that the burdens of climate change cannot fall to one industry alone.

  • When his environmental-apocalypse film An Inconvenient Truth won the Academy Award for Best Documentary feature last night, Al Gore jested, "My fellow Americans, I’m going to take this opportunity here and now to formally announce my intentions..." Immediately, a debate came to a boil: Is the former vice president -- and 2000 presidential candidate -- considering another White House run?

  • EU Backs Target to Cut CO2 Emissions Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 1:52 PM ET

    European Union environment ministers said Tuesday they would cut overall carbon dioxide emissions 20% from 1990 levels by the year 2020, adding that they were ready to go to 30% if other industrialized nations matched their efforts.

  • Bush Ethanol Plan Cut Down Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | 9:00 AM ET
    ** FILE**  In a file photo an E85 fuel pump is shown Friday, March 3, 2006, at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Columbus, Ohio. The fuel consists of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent petroleum.  After a spurt of good fortune, the fledgling U.S. ethanol industry is anticipating some growing pains that could bring it unwanted attention this summer.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

    President Bush's call for increased use of ethanol is likely to increase fuel costs and greenhouse emissions because more fossil fuel will be required to produce the alternative fuel, say energy experts.

  • Making Green by Going Green Friday, 9 Feb 2007 | 1:29 PM ET

    Kermit the Frog may think, “It ain’t easy being green,” but the 10-foot-tall frog on the placard welcoming you to the Bosch display at the International Home Builders Show in Orlando, Fla., might beg to differ. Bosch has long been at the forefront of energy-efficient, or “green” appliances, but the company now stands at the front of a very long line of companies turning their attentions to energy conservation.

  • Code Green: Building Healthier Homes Friday, 9 Feb 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    When people hear the word construction, some may see the brown of mud and soil, or the gray of concrete. But top home builders and suppliers envision -- green. CNBC's Diana Olick reports from the 2007 International Builders' Show, where firms are "cashing in" on environmental awareness.

  • Green Glam Housing: Celebs Back Eco-Condos Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 8:32 PM ET

    Green isn't just cool for Hollywood, it's glamorous for high-end real estate. And one green-friendly real-estate development company is cozying up to celebrities, to launch its new environmentally-friendly apartment building -- right at the western entrance to Beverly Hills. I spoke with David Margulies, the CEO of New Pacific Realty, about being green in Beverly Hills, and the power of a celebrity endorsement.

  • Global Warming Still A Hot Topic Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | 9:15 AM ET

    Are humans responsible for global warming--or not? A new report says--yes. Scientists from 113 countries issued the report Friday--saying they have little doubt global warming is caused by man, and predicting that hotter temperatures and rises in sea level will “continue for centuries” no matter how much humans control their pollution.

  • Gazprom's Side of the Story Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 9:05 AM ET

    Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexander Medvedev said that idea of an OPEC-type cartel involving Russia, Norway and Algeria are "fantastical." Meanwhile, CEOs are stressing their green credentials at Davos.

  • President Bush's Ethanol Plan Running On Empty Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 12:41 PM ET
    ** FILE**  In a file photo an E85 fuel pump is shown Friday, March 3, 2006, at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Columbus, Ohio. The fuel consists of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent petroleum.  After a spurt of good fortune, the fledgling U.S. ethanol industry is anticipating some growing pains that could bring it unwanted attention this summer.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

    President Bush's call for increased use of ethanol is likely to increase fuel costs and greenhouse emissions because more fossil fuel will be required to produce the alternative fuel, say energy experts.

  • Ethanol Clears The Air But Clouding Food Costs Tuesday, 23 Jan 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    Driving to your favorite steakhouse might be more energy efficient in the future--but cleaner air and better gas mileage will begin to cost you more for that t-bone platter. Higher corn prices are likely to be trickling down into areas--including prices for meat. The reason? corn is a main ingredient for making ethanol and corn is used for feeding livestock like cattle.

  • "We can and must take prompt action to establish a coordinated, economy-wide market-driven approach to climate protection," the executives from a broad range of industries said in a letter to the president.

  • President Bush will give the State of The Union speech next Tuesday night to both Houses of Congress--and the American people--and he does at at time when he has one of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency. So--what can he say at such a time? CNBC's John Harwood appeared on "Squawk Box" to give his preview of the speech--and he was joined in commentary with former GE CEO Jack Welch...

  • Will Exxon Make Green By Going Green? Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | 10:11 AM ET

    Exxon Mobil – the most profitable company in U.S. history and also one of the most loathed among climate change activists. But going green isn't just good for the environment – it could also be good for the oil giant’s bottom line. Chris Fox of Ceres – an organization that pushes companies on climate issues on behalf of institutional investors – and Paul Sankey, an oil analyst at Deutsche Bank, debated the issue on “Street Signs.”

  • EU to Put Climate Change at Heart of Energy Policy Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 4:57 AM ET

    The European Union will put climate change at the heart of a broad new energy policy on Wednesday as it moves to boost renewable fuels, cut consumption and curb its dependence on foreign suppliers of oil and gas.

  • DuPont Drops Out of Nerve Agent Byproduct Plan Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 3:39 PM ET

    DuPont said it will not participate in the Army's plan to dispose of wastewater from the destruction of the deadly nerve agent VX.

  • As the European Commission urges the continent to move away from traditional energy sources and adopt a lifestyle that cares for the environment, Eduardo Rocha is one step ahead.