Search results

As Climate Treaty Deadline Nears, Nations May Settle for Interim Steps

"The United States and many other major pollutant-emitting countries have concluded that it is more useful to take incremental but important steps toward a global agreement rather than to try to jam through a treaty that is either too weak to address the problem or too onerous to be ratified and enforced."

Source: NYTimes, 10/21/2009

"Divided 3rd Circuit Upholds Convictions of 6 Animal Activists"

"In a split decision, a federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of six animal-rights activists charged under a terrorism statute with using their Web site to incite threats and vandalism against a company that tests products on animals."

Source: AP, 10/20/2009

"Raising a Stink Over ... The 'BIG PIPE'"

"Ontario's environment ministry has given its blessing to a massive, controversial $550 million sewage line -- known as the "Big Pipe" -- that will open the door to billions of dollars worth of new development in the eastern GTA. However, years after construction started on the project in York Region, politicians are embroiled in in-fighting, as the remainder of the pipeline proposed to run through Pickering faces opposition from residents."

Source: Toronto Sun, 10/20/2009

"The Dilemma of Aging Nuclear Plants"

"Nuclear industry operators are pushing to extend the life of their plants to 60 or even 80 years. Running plants longer is one way to recoup their investment but it has safety implications."

Source: NYTimes, 10/20/2009

"$70 a Barrel: A New Floor for the Oil Industry?"

"After years of volatility, oil prices have found a level that seems to satisfy producing nations, oil companies and major consumers. But in the wake of the economic crisis and the collapse in demand, a new reality has also set across the petroleum industry. Today’s price of around $70 a barrel is increasingly viewed as a new floor for the industry."

Source: NYTimes, 10/20/2009

Nigeria May Harness Natural Gas Flares

Nigeria may start harnessing the natural gas flared off from its oil fields to produce electric power for the impoverished communities whose protests and violence have often hampered production.

Source: Wall St. Journal, 10/20/2009