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News // Ecology

Rainforest treaty 'fatally flawed'

Climate summit loophole lets palm oil producers cull vital wilderness.

26 October 2009 , 13:34independent34920

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 , 12:36independent21330

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 , 14:48thestar21490

The First Offshore Wind Farm May Appear in Rhode Island

UPI.com reported that Rhode Island lawmakers had recently signed an agreement to develop an offshore wind farm
15 January 2009 , 14:31Ksenia Kochneva10960

China To Reduce Coal Use in 2009

UPI.com reports that China will complete two solar plants this year as part of an effort to reduce coal use
15 January 2009 , 12:49Ksenia Kochneva12240

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 Kochneva11180

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 Kochneva12130

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 Amey9740

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 Amey12360

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 Amey13240

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 Amey12480

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 Kochneva8790

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 Amey11380

$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 Amey13720

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 Amey11390

Southeast Asian nations ‘too reliant on gas’

The International Energy Agency has said that Southeast Asian nations rely too heavily on natural gas and must diversify their power generation to ensure long-term fuel supply
22 September 2008 , 08:01Jo Amey8810

Avis expand Environmental Initiatives

Avis Budget Group is first in the car rental industry to use oil filtration systems in heavy duty buses.
16 September 2008 , 11:32Jo Amey7900

Investments in Oil Sands both Environmentally and Financially ‘Risky’

Greenpeace and the WWF, as well as some socially-responsible investment funds including the Co-operative Asset Management warn that investments in oil sands are high risk
16 September 2008 , 08:49Jo Amey8980

Hurricane Ike swirled over the Gulf of Mexico

it threatens U.S. offshore oil patch
10 September 2008 , 15:437460

Hurricane Gustav Caused $10bn Damage

Hurricane Gustav may trigger insurance claims as high as 10 billion U.S. dollars after lashing Louisiana
03 September 2008 , 15:2910530

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