Japan utility and oil refiner to buy China CO2 credits
A Japanese electricity producer and oil refiner said on Wednesday they would buy carbon emission credits from projects in China, with combined purchase volumes totalling more than 1 million tonnes, under a United Nations scheme to slow global climate change.
Indian tribesmen oppose alumina project
Thousands of tribal people armed with bows and arrows came out of their hill-top homes in eastern India on Monday to protest against an alumina refinery being set up by Britain's Vedanta Resources Plc.
Water lessons from South Africa and China
They are two countries facing very different challenges, but South Africa and China are starting to exchange experiences of water management – and the social and environmental issues it can raise. Mike Muller asks what they can learn.
Chinese officials sacked over arsenide pollution
The head and a deputy head of a local environmental protection bureau have been fired over an arsenide spill that caused a water shortage for 80,000 people for four days in central China's Hunan province.
Cut emissions now, UK tells climate talks
Britain told the world's worst polluting nations on Tuesday that acting now to cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases would be vastly cheaper in the long run than doing nothing.
Diesel car sales seen peaking in Europe
Sales of diesel-powered vehicles may be peaking in Europe as stringent emissions laws push up prices, but the popularity of the engine is likely to increase in other parts of the world, auto industry executives said.