Britain has agreed to build the country's first nuclear power plant in a generation, ignoring concerns raised by the Fukushima meltdown in Japan as the U.K. seeks to secure its future energy needs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
A nonprofit named CyArk has created digital copies of more than 100 of the world's best-known monuments, mapping Roman ruins, ancient statues, and even an entire island. Now it plans 400 more, part an ambition to preserve the world's most important sites against war, wear, and the impact of climate change.
The pesticides powering this boom are poorly controlled and used in ways that were never anticipated by regulatory science, if not specifically banned by law. Doctors and scientist worry the chemicals may be the cause of rising cancer rates, birth defects and other health problems.
The world's second-largest economy grew by 7.8 percent over a year earlier in the three months ending in September, boosted by higher government spending, data showed Friday. That was up from a two-decade low of 7.5 percent the previous quarter.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday said following talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper the two sides have reached a "breakthrough in negotiations." He called it "a great agreement for both the European Union and Canada."
Chevron says it has suspended searching for shale gas in northeast Romania following protests in the capital and the local area against fracking.The company said in a statement Thursday its priority was to "conduct these activities in a safe and environmentally responsible manner."
The survey gathered insights from 300+ business professionals responsible for ethics and compliance activities. It explored how and whether they have implemented policies to mitigate the risks of doing business with third parties overseas. Survey respondents largely acknowledged the risk, but 71 percent admitted they do not track information on some or all of their third party relationships.
Trident Case today announced plans to move 50 to 75 percent of its manufacturing operations from China to southern California in 2014. To that end, the company had previously acquired a 42,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rancho Cucamonga to facilitate the expansion.
General Motors' global sales rose 4.6 percent during the first nine months of the year to 7.25 million, but the increase probably won't be big enough to unseat Toyota from the global sales throne.GM said Thursday that it sold about 2.4 million light vehicles from July through September, led by an 8 percent rise in international sales including China.
Achim Steiner, the executive director of the U.N. Environment Program, says the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which was formally adopted as international law last week, sends "a very clear signal" that the use of mercury in industrial processes, cosmetics and medical equipment is essentially over.
The European Union's top court on Thursday ordered Italy to comply with a directive by the bloc's executive arm to fully reclaim 295 million euros ($400 million) of state aid payments that were made to U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa.
The Commission's top regulator Joaquin Almunia said Thursday enforcing patents is a legitimate business practice. But once a technology becomes an industry standard, its owner must offer others a chance to license it on reasonable terms — something Samsung failed to do.
Britain's finance minister announced Thursday his government will allow a Chinese company to own a majority stake in a new nuclear power plant as it tries to curb demand for fossil fuels.George Osborne made the announcement while he visited a nuclear power plant in southern China.
What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer.The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation.
A bolt fixing the pulley to the engine may become loose, leading a belt for driving the electricity generator and a pump for circulating coolant through the engine to be disengaged. In such an eventuality, the engine would overheat and the volume of electricity stored in the battery would dive, causing the engine to stall, Honda said.
A labor rights group is accusing clothing manufacturers in Haiti of frequently cheating workers out of their meager wages. The U.S.-based Worker Rights Consortium says in a report that workers receive an average of 32 percent less than what they should.
An Israeli nonprofit group has awarded a $1 million prize to a U.S.-based research team that is developing technology that allows paralyzed people to move things with their thoughts.Israel Brain Technologies presented the award on Tuesday to BrainGate.
The European Commission wants to impose carbon emission charges for all flights using Europe's airspace. Wednesday's proposal by the 28-nation bloc's executive arm would force airlines to buy carbon emission permits for all flights within Europe but also for the parts of intercontinental flights that use the bloc's airspace.
The World Food Prize Foundation is confronting both opposition to genetically modified crops and the divisive issue of global warming as it gathers hundreds of experts and national leaders to talk this week about how to feed a growing global population.
Some 200 Spaniards born with severe defects after their mothers used the drug thalidomide during their pregnancies decades ago took the drug's German producer to court Monday to seek 204 million euros ($277 million) in compensation.
The victims say DaimlerChrysler subsidiary, automaker Mercedes-Benz, allegedly aided human rights abuses in their country and want to sue in American courts. Daimler, however, argues that since it is a German corporation, it should not be able to be sued in a state court for actions a subsidiary allegedly took in a foreign country.
A North Carolina-based manufacturer is calling foul today over inflammatory statements Chinese leaders made in U.S. media outlets Monday that demanded an immediate resolution to government debt ceiling discussions while China still owes hundreds of millions of dollars to American-owned businesses.
Germany blocked the introduction of tougher European Union emissions rules for cars shortly after Chancellor Angela Merkel's party received a large donation from three major BMW shareholders. The opposition Left Party cited the donation Tuesday as evidence of an uncomfortably close relationship between Merkel and German automakers.
The European Space Agency says it has developed a technology that allows metal parts for spacecraft and nuclear reactors to be "printed" as a single piece. In recent years three-dimensional printing has become commonplace in manufacturing. But so far this method has largely been limited to making plastic objects.
Germany has managed to delay tougher European Union car emission rules amid fears they could harm its automotive industry. The 28-nation bloc's environment ministers on Monday agreed amid strong lobbying from Berlin to further tweak the proposed rules.