Climate change is one of major global challenges in the 21st century, which goes beyond pure science and represents a complex interdisciplinary problem that covers environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainable development in the world.
Ukraine has hardly any currency reserves left and the government is playing hardball towards Russia counting every penny in a deal they apparently can’t afford, Ben Aris, chief editor of Business New Europe, told RT.
Under the agreement reached by BP and five US states along the Gulf of Mexico, the British oil major will pay out $18.7 billion over 18 years. The deal resolves the firm of remaining liabilities from the biggest oil spill in US history.
Russian nuclear giant Rosatom offers its European partners reliable and efficient solutions in the field of nuclear power plant construction, as well as modernization and output, said the head of Rosatom France, Andrey Rozhdestvin.
It’s D-Day in Vienna, and the parties sitting across the negotiating table still haven’t ironed out terms to settle a 12-year standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. Expect this deadline to be missed. And prepare for a lot of hot air to fill its space.
So much methane leaks from oil and gas production on federal and tribal lands in the United States that any environmental benefits gained from natural gas use are cancelled out. It also costs US taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in royalties.
It may be an alternative to fiat currencies and traditional banking, but Bitcoin is using up entirely too much electricity. One critic claims the online crypto-currency uses 5,000 times more power per transaction than VISA and is not sustainable.
By not considering the monetary cost of its rules, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "unreasonably" interpreted the Clean Air Act in its efforts to limit mercury and toxic emissions from power plants, according to the US Supreme Court.
For the next three months, Ukraine will pay $247 per 1,000 cubic meters for Russian gas, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev a day before the so-called ‘summer gas package’ for the second quarter expires.
Scores of protesters have left Yerevan’s central avenue, shifting their anti-electricity hike rally to the Freedom Square, as the country’s PM urged those who stayed for “unknown political motives” to avoid anti-constitutional actions and provocations.
Four people have been detained after minor scuffles with police in Tel Aviv during mass protests demanding transparency over a natural gas deal between the government and a US-Israeli energy conglomerate.