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.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports which pharmaceutical stocks are ready for the future of medicine, including Covidien's swallowable pill-size camera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the Center for Disease Control has confirmed the second case of MERS has been identified in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, May 7- Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may cut the nutritional quality of some of the world's most important food crops, researchers reported on Wednesday after conducting experiments simulating conditions expected by mid-century.
Lawmakers in four states are considering changing the rules to allow terminally ill people access to experimental drugs before they have FDA approval. Kenneth Goodman, University of Miami, thinks this would be a bad bet for patients. Miles Nadal, MDC Partners Chairman & CEO, weighs in.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell spoke with Merck Chairman & CEO Ken Frazier about the company's decision to sell its over the counter health care products to Bayer.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the World Health Organization has confirmed about 262 cases of the MERS virus, of which 93 people have died. Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, provides insight.
Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, addresses the latest polio outbreaks, and the importance of vaccinating children.
BRUSSELS, April 30- New cars sold in the European Union were four percent cleaner in 2013 than the previous year, data from the European Environment Agency showed on Wednesday, although environmental campaigners said the improvement was exaggerated.
OSLO, April 28- A type of bacteria that eats natural gases may provide a small defence against leaks such as BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and curb global warming, a scientific report said on Monday.
The FDA approved a DNA test developed by Roche as an alternative to the pap smear for a cervical cancer screening. CNBC's Meg Tirrell, and Dr. Stephanie Blank, NYU Langone Medical Center, provide insight.