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News // Ecology

Pachauri accused of amassing ‘fortune’

United Nations’ top climate change czar Dr Rajendra Pachauri has been accused of making a “ fortune” from his links with ''carbon trading'' companies dependent on the world body’ s policy recommendations.

21 December 2009 , 17:19deccanherald14970

Stormy Sessions, Frustrating Results

Copenhagen Climate Summit Produces an Agreement That Lacks Legal Force and Generated Widespread Unhappiness.

21 December 2009 , 11:29JEFFREY BALLonline.wsj.com18130

Snow no longer pure

The pure white snow atop the Andes Mountains may not be so pure after all. Scientists have found traces of toxic pollutants called …

11 December 2009 , 19:58thenews.com26710

EU, U.S. Prepare for Climate Summit

As the prospect of a global climate deal this year recedes, European governments worry that their critical industries will be left dangerously …

26 November 2009 , 10:43ALESSANDRO TORELLO,STEPHEN POWERonline.wsj.com19860

Hurricane Ida strengthens, 42 dead in Salvador

Hurricane Ida strengthened off the Mexican resort city of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday as heavy rains caused by the storm killed at least …

09 November 2009 , 20:48Reporting by Michael O'Boyle and Jose Cortazar in Cancun, Nelson Renteria in San Salvador and Ivan Castro in Managua; Writing by Robert Campbell; Editing by Will Dunham and Jackie FrankReuters18280

Rainforest treaty 'fatally flawed'

Climate summit loophole lets palm oil producers cull vital wilderness.

26 October 2009 , 13:34independent36840

Call for murder charges to be brought over toxic dumping

Petition filed in Dutch court claims Trafigura knew waste that maimed thousands in Ivory Coast was hazardous.

18 September 2009 , 12:36independent23220

Tropical Storm Claudette threatens U.S.

Tropical Storm Claudette, the third of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed on Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico east of the heaviest concentration of U.S.

17 August 2009 , 14:48thestar24740

The First Offshore Wind Farm May Appear in Rhode Island reported that Rhode Island lawmakers had recently signed an agreement to develop an offshore wind farm
15 January 2009 , 14:31Ksenia Kochneva12910

China To Reduce Coal Use in 2009 reports that China will complete two solar plants this year as part of an effort to reduce coal use
15 January 2009 , 12:49Ksenia Kochneva14780

LUKoil Plans To Spend $2 bln on Environmental Projects

The news came from Igor Zaikin, deputy head of the LUKoil main technical department.
17 December 2008 , 23:36Ksenia Kochneva12700

Gas Flaring Reduction Delayed

Russia has delayed its plan to reduce gas flaring to 5 percent within three years to 2014, Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev announced on Thursday
05 December 2008 , 07:24Ksenia Kochneva14220

Wal-Mart Invest in Wind Energy

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has invested in a wind energy farm in Texas that will generate enough power to light 15 percent of its Texas operations
21 November 2008 , 13:06Jo Amey11860

Environmentalists Campaign to Reinstate Offshore Drilling Ban

A Bush administration nudge toward opening waters off Virginia for oil and gas leasing is rankling environmentalists, who have begun lobbying President-elect Barack Obama to reinstate an offshore drilling ban lifted by President George W. Bush last summer
17 November 2008 , 08:38Jo Amey15100

Fungus Used to Clean Fuel

Oil companies may be able to clean up their fuel to meet tightening emissions standards using a recently discovered humble fungus
09 October 2008 , 10:27Jo Amey16350

UK Warned to Reduce Use of Fossil Fuels

The British government's climate change watchdog will warn today that Britain must abandon using almost all fossil fuels to produce power in 20 years' time
07 October 2008 , 10:17Jo Amey15930

Rosneft to cut planet-warming emissions

Rosneft will achieve the emissions cuts by harnessing associated natural gas, a by-product of oil production, at the Komsomolskoye oil field in the far northern region of Yamal-Nenets
02 October 2008 , 07:50Ksenia Kochneva10470

Canada's Eco-Friendly Mission

Trillions of dollars worth of oil are present, but the environmental costs are high and growing
01 October 2008 , 07:52Jo Amey12760

$40m Raised by Carbon Sale

The country's first cap-and-trade auction for greenhouse gas reduction raised nearly $40 million for Northeastern states to spend on renewable energy technologies and energy-efficiency programs
30 September 2008 , 09:24Jo Amey16240

StatoiHydro seek Environmentally-Friendly Alternatives

A comprehensive collaboration has been forged by Norway's StatoilHydro with three Canadian universities and one in Norway to research environmentally friendly ways of recovering heavy oil and oil sands
29 September 2008 , 09:19Jo Amey13890