The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has described the notion of

Dow and a start-up firm to test process expected to harvest hydrocarbons
Dow Chemical and Algenol Biofuels, a U.S. start-up company, were set to announce Monday that they would build a demonstration plant that, if successful, would use algae to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol for use as a vehicle fuel or an ingredient in plastics.

Kazakhstan is located in the wind belt of the Northern Hemisphere. The Dzungarian Gates and Shelek Corridor (near Almaty) have as much wind power as any other location in the world and are currently being considered for development with financial support from the United Nations Development Program and the Global Environment Facility.

Contrary to the popular assumption that the new swine flu pandemic arose on factory farms in Mexico, federal agriculture officials now believe that it most likely emerged in pigs in Asia, but then traveled to North America in a human.

But they emphasized that there was no way to prove their theory and only sketchy data underpinning it.

President Barack Obama, citing his own struggle to give up smoking, signed into law a bill giving the U.S. government broad regulatory power for the first time over cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Amid global economic uncertainty, water infrastructure projects can mean more than just water solutions

On April 29, Singapore's Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) received the Water Project of the Year award, one of the most prestigious symbols of achievement in the water industry, at the Global Water Awards 2009 in Zurich. It is the second international award for DTSS, which topped the Planning Projects category at the International Water Association Project Innovation Awards last year.

For months the United States and China, by far the world

Nineteen leading agricultural exporting nations, including Australia, Brazil and South Africa, began talks in Bali, Indonesia, on Sunday aimed at pushing forward troubled world trade negotiations.

Aiming to drastically cut its emissions of planet-warming pollutants, Britain is telling its home builders to design a new generation of super-efficient houses that use only clean power and add no net carbon to the atmosphere.