BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will make its ambitious 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding even though global climate talks failed this month, the country’s environment minister said on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) – A handful of countries blocked a legally binding deal on climate change in Copenhagen and the talks process needs urgent reform to prevent something similar happening again, Britain’s prime minister said on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions could lead to global warming of 4 degrees centigrade or more by the end of the century, Britain’s Meteorological Office said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from the business and environmental communities Wednesday to discuss climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, the White House said Monday.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Individuals should not wait for world leaders to agree on measures to fight climate change, but should start taking actions themselves, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for economics said on Monday.
GREENVILLE, South Carolina (Reuters) – The United States is falling behind in the race for clean, renewable energy and risks losing its prominence in high-tech manufacturing, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said on Monday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – BP Plc said on Monday it may shut in a small amount of its production at Alaska’s giant Prudhoe Bay oil fields as it repairs an idled pipeline that began spilling oil over the weekend.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – BP Plc discovered an oil and gas spill on a pipeline that serves the giant Prudhoe Bay oil fields in Alaska over the weekend, a company spokesman said on Monday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Makers of washing machines and detergents should agree to cut carbon emissions from clothes washing by 80 percent in five to 10 years, the head of the world’s biggest maker of industrial enzymes said on Monday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Monday that his government had not tabled a proposal for an agreement on fighting global warming for next month’s U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen.