WASHINGTON— The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. "The time window is closing, closing," said United Nations undersecretary for environment Achim Steiner. Without factoring in this month's promises by the U.S. and China to reduce emissions, the world will be spewing...» Read More
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has released a probe toward a comet, where it will attempt the first-ever soft landing on a comet.
Nov 11- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side. On Tuesday, a group with backing from institutions in Russia, the United States and Europe said it would undertake the longest,...
Chris Anzalone, Arrowhead CEO, discusses current studies on the hepatitis B virus and its effect on the liver, and whether the company is gaining the confidence back of shareholders.
Prostate cancer drug developer Dendreon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. CNBC's Meg Tirrell takes a close look at what contributed to the company's downfall.
Robots are joining doctors and scientists in combating the deadly Ebola outbreak.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports what specialists are learning about the capabilities of robotics in the fight against Ebola.
Governments can manage climate change but will have to cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2100 to limit risks a U.N. report said on Sunday.
COPENHAGEN, Nov 2- Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said in presenting the report in Copenhagen that is meant to guide global climate policy-making. The study by the...
COPENHAGEN, Nov 2- Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening risks, a U.N. report showed on Sunday. "There is still time, but very little time" to act at manageable costs, Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told Reuters.
BOGOTA, Oct 30- A Colombian environmental charity will launch a carbon trading platform in mid-2015 to companies at home and abroad seeking to voluntarily offset emissions, it said on Thursday, as projects in the Andean nation to cut greenhouse gases intensify. Though Colombia does not have legally binding greenhouse gas emissions limits, some local...
Oct 29- Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled...
DENVER, Oct 29- Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. But NextGen and other green groups are not talking about climate change as much as one would expect. NextGen and other green groups say they're simply doing what it takes to elect the candidates they support.
Pfizer earnings topped analysts' expectations on Tuesday, helped by demand for its cancer drugs and medicines in emerging markets.
Like a music hipster, NASA is using SoundCloud to create a playlist of audio clips from historic space voyages that cut across decades.
3M posted third-quarter earnings on Thursday of $1.98 a share, 2 cents higher than expected.
Hardeep Walia, Motif Investing co-founder & CEO, is launching an Ebola motif which allows investors to track the companies at the forefront in fighting the virus.
OSLO, Oct 20- The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action "will be almost insignificant relative to projected growth," the document showed.
OSLO, Oct 15- Some major customers of Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro want it to certify metal made with clean hydro power to help a shift from high-polluting fossil fuels and combat climate change, chief executive Svein Richard Brandtzaeg said. The name itself reflects hydro power but they would like us to certificate the hydropower-based metal in...
Rep. Michael Burgess, MD, (R-Texas), discusses the growing health threat of Ebola. Burgess recommends once a patient is identified with Ebola they should be transferred to a specialty facility.
Discussing funding to combat Ebola, with Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who last year passed into law a pandemic preparedness bill.