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  • 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.

  • Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— What you study— math and science are a plus— seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.

  • 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.

  • 1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    ATLANTA— An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker Monday and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents in nearby apartments to stay inside, officials said.

  • NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California— A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. NASA tried in 2009 to launch a satellite dedicated to studying carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

  • 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.

  • NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy— this time on a different rocket.

  • Bio of Obama's choice for VA secretary Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    BORN: June 20, 1953, Gary, Indiana. EXPERIENCE: Served as U.S. Army Captain from 1975-80; joined Procter& Gamble in 1980; served as CEO, president and chairman of the board from 2009-13.. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in engineering from U.S. Military Academy, 1975; Master of Business Administration, University of Utah, 1978..

  • 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.