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Renault contests the DUH body's findings. BERLIN/ LONDON, Nov 24- Renault's flagship Espace minivan released toxic diesel emissions 25 times legal limits in a Swiss study, despite complying with EU tests carried out at unrealistically low engine temperatures, a German environmental group said on Tuesday. The DUH, which had earlier singled out General Motors'...
*Asia is hardest-hit region, U.N. report says. GENEVA, Nov 23- Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday. A recent peak year was 2002, when drought in India hit 200 million and a sandstorm in China...
HELENA, Mont.— A retired clergyman and an attorney want Montana voters to pass a law requiring power companies to buy and sell more renewable energy to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide— a gas tied to climate change— in the atmosphere. John Soderberg, former minister of the Bozeman United Methodist Church, and lawyer Russ Doty have submitted the ballot measure...
LONDON, Nov 20- French drugmaker Sanofi and Britain's AstraZeneca said on Friday they had agreed a direct exchange of 210,000 chemical compounds from their respective libraries in a new twist on the drive to boost open innovation. In a bid to increase the number of leads for new medicines, and save both time and money, pharmaceutical companies are experimenting...
AquaBounty has received approval from the FDA to sell its AquAdvantage salmon in the US, but critics have denounced the 'frankenfish.'
SAO PAULO, Nov 19- Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.9 percent in 2014, according to a network of local environmental organizations, which expressed concern that only one sector, though a large one, showed a decline. The drop last year to 1.558 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent resulted solely because Brazil managed to reduce deforestation...
Global average temperature last month was a bigger jump from the average than September's, according to NOAA and NASA.
Some of the biggest futuristic minds set sail recently. Here were some of their bold predictions.
IOWA CITY, Iowa— Iowa regulators disclosed Tuesday they are withholding legally-mandated funding for a second state energy research center— one that studies climate change— even though critics say they have no authority to do so. The Associated Press reported Monday that the Iowa Utilities Board, under new chairwoman Geri Huser, was withholding $4.4 million...
Severe droughts and flooding in warmer regions may leave millions at risk of disease, starvation and conflict.
TOMS RIVER, N.J.— New Jersey officials and environmentalists have vastly different assessments of the health of Barnegat Bay. "Barnegat Bay is a resilient, very strong ecosystem," said Thomas Belton, the DEP's Barnegat Bay research coordinator. Determining the health of Barnegat Bay will influence several other environmental, political and business decisions.
LONDON, Nov 17- Representatives and leaders from almost 200 governments will meet in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 to agree a global accord to slow climate change. UNFCCC- The United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international treaty agreed in 1992. Its aim is to prevent dangerous human interference with the world's climate system.
Brands are using psychological techniques such as games and experiential marketing to chance perception and build affinity.
The NFL's "Color Rush" campaign introduced controversy Thursday on Twitter from colorblind users who could not distinguish between the two uniforms.
High winds, snow and rain swept across the Great Lakes and are now headed for the East coast, says NBC News.
Earth's land and ocean absorb about half of all carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and other sources, but that may not last.
Nautilus Minerals just debuted the equipment that may make it the first company to seriously mine the ocean floor.
From San Antonio to Chicago to Cincinnati, millions are expecting wind, flurries or thunderstorms.
JetPack Aviation says it is the only company that makes a jet turbine-powered backpack.
A piece of legislation proposed on Friday that would ban the capture and display of orcas could spell trouble for entertainment giant SeaWorld.