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Raw materials behind half of global emissions: UN

Nairobi - Extracting and processing materials, fuel and food contributes as much as half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, the UN said Tuesday, as experts gathered in Kenya to find ways to rein in exploding global consumption.

Japan protests Chinese gasfield activity in East China Sea

Toukyo - Japan has lodged a protest with China over what it described as suspicious activity in a maritime area rich in gas deposits in the East China Sea, officials said Tuesday.

The world may be facing a shortage of 'technology minerals'

Led by the University of Delaware's Saleem Ali, an international team of researchers is warning that greater global political and scientific cooperation will be required to secure resources needed in the future.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

Senior officials implicated in Myanmar jade probe: Official

Yangon - Two senior Myanmar officials were purged from their posts this week after an investigation over corruption in the country's multi-billion-dollar jade mining industry, authorities said Friday.

EU border agency expands migrant rescue operation

Varsovia - The EU's border agency said Tuesday it will expand its search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean to help cope with an upsurge in migrants trying to reach Europe, after UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on Europe to do more.

Op-Ed: Strapped for resources? Consider outsourcing these tasks

For many small businesses scattered across the country, it’s not the lack of ingenuity or foresight that leads to failure or bankruptcy; it’s almost always a lack of resources.

Shell sells Australia service stations, refinery for $2.6 bn

Sydney - Global energy giant Shell announced Friday it is selling 870 service stations and its last remaining Australian refinery to Swiss-based oil giant Vitol for $2.6 billion.The deal also includes Shell Australia's bulk fuels, bitumen, chemicals and part of...

Mining giant BHP posts record Australian iron ore output

Sydney - Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton on Wednesday posted record half-year iron ore production from Western Australia, but held back from improving the full-year outlook due to bad weather risks.

Op-Ed: Do we need another black death?

The Black Death – an epidemic of bubonic plague in the 14th century – decimated between one third and one half of Europe’s population, yet it was the best thing to have happened to Mankind in many centuries.

Op-Ed: Earth Hour 2012, Saturday 31st March — One Hour for the Planet

On Saturday 31st March, between 20h30 and 21h30 local time, wherever you are in the world, the lights will go out – or at least Earth Hour 2012 will be encouraging you to switch off...

Op-Ed: Avoiding the Day of Reckoning

The old tools we used to improve the economy do not seem to work these days. Globalization is a prime suspect in America's current predicament.

Op-Ed: 40 years later, 'The Tragedy of the Commons' as relevant as ever

Garret Hardin's groundbreaking "The Tragedy of the Commons" is much more than an historical analysis of common property resources in medieval times. It remains, after 40 years, a viable model of the resource degradation and depletion currently underway

Could climate change make Canada a future superpower?

In Laurence C. Smith’s new book “The World in 2050,” which focuses on the effects of climate change over the next 40 years, it is theorized that Canada could become a global superpower.

Feds indict two for slaying multiple Whitetail and Mule deer

Wichita - Federal grand jury indicts a pair of brothers for operating a guided hunting service that specialized in the illegal hunting and killing of white-tailed deer and mule deer in Comanche County, Kansas in violation of the federal Lacey Act.

Op-Ed: Are resource revenues a good thing for a nation?

Many nations around the world exploit their natural resources to receive astronomical amounts of revenue. But what happens to government when they run out of it?

Op-Ed: Monetizing the Environment

"What belongs to everybody belongs to nobody -- and everybody eventually destroys it." Apply this wisdom to the environment. Although many people think the environment is "priceless", an environment without price will be over-exploited.

Providing Water in The 21st Century

As growing demand for clean water stretches even the resources of the world's largest industrialized nations, scientists and engineers are turning to new technology and novel ideas to find solutions.

Do adoptive parents give kids more time, money?

"Adoptive parents invest more time and financial resources in their children than biological parents, according to a new national study challenging arguments that have been used to oppose same-sex marriage and gay adoption."

Ozone layer nearing record size

hole over Antarctica's ozone layer is bigger than last year and is nearing the record of 29-million-square-km
 

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