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  • The new space race, and why nothing else matters Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (R) unveils SpaceX's new seven-seat Dragon V2 spacecraft, at a press conference in Hawthorne, California, May 29, 2014.

    To win the next space race, the U.S. should support private property rights in space, and NASA should take a back seat. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • SYDNEY, July 11- After 25 years working around the world as a highly paid geologist earning a six-digit salary, Phil Scheimer is back in Australia weighing up his future prospects: day laborer or pizza delivery man.

  • New Jersey appeals on ocean blasting plan Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    The state Department of Environmental Protection asked the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for an injunction to block the research, which is strenuously opposed by environmental, fishing and other groups. A federal judge denied New Jersey's request to block the research earlier this week.

  • LONDON, July 10- Fossil fuels will remain an indispensable part of the global energy supply for at least the next 50 years, so a means must be found to burn them without pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  • China, US differ on global plan to cut emissions Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    BEIJING— China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8- Brazil's most promising offshore oil province, the Santos Basin, has 400 times the number of oil leaks as its older and more prolific neighbor, the Campos Basin, a Brazilian university study says, raising concern about the environmental sustainability of the country's new oil wealth.

  • LONDON, July 7- Booming demand for food in China's southern and eastern cities is worsening water shortages in arid northern provinces, adding to the country's environmental problems, new research shows.

  • Climate skeptics look to prove their skeptics wrong Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Mana Pools National Park. Zimbabwe

    Climate change skeptic group The Heartland Institute hosts its annual conference this week and hopes to take on President Obama and others.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 1- The launch of an unmanned Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was called off less than a minute before liftoff on Tuesday when the pad's water system failed, a live NASA Television broadcast showed.

  • U.S. FDA seeks ideas for nanotech use in livestock feed Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    CHICAGO, June 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening the door for livestock feed manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to roll out nanotechnology products that could make animals gain weight faster or absorb medications more quickly.

  • New Zealand rejects undersea iron sand mining project Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    WELLINGTON, June 18- A project to mine undersea iron ore sands deposits off the New Zealand coast has been rejected because of uncertainty about the environmental impact of the project, the country's Environmental Protection Authority said on Wednesday.

  • OSLO, June 17- Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.

  • Five brain flaws that make you a lousy investor Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Human brains are sometimes hardwired with traits that are detrimental when trying to make investment decisions.

  • MELBOURNE/ WELLINGTON, June 16- New Zealand decides this week whether to approve an underwater iron-ore operation that would likely become the world's first commercial metals mine at the bottom of the sea.

  • Cool pharma tech     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports which pharmaceutical stocks are ready for the future of medicine, including Covidien's swallowable pill-size camera.

  • Rethinking health care     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Why does the U.S. spend so much money on health care? Daniel Kraft, Exponential Medicine executive director, says the U.S. spends a lot of money on "sick" care, not health care, and provides insight to new technology developments in the industry.

  • Global warming damages corals vital to small islands-UN Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    BONN, Germany, June 5- Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a U.N. report said on Thursday.

  • Immunotherapies hit ASCO     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    This year's biggest cancer conference begins tomorrow. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports why immunotherapy drugs will be a key theme with drug makers at ASCO.

  • War on cancer     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    The big topic at this year's cancer care conference ASCO will be immunotherapy drugs. CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains how these drugs work.

  • May 28- South Korea plans to impose tough caps on CO2 emissions from utilities and industry as part of a carbon trading scheme that will be the world's second biggest when it opens at the start of next year.