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1.2 million sq.km, 5 billion tons of fuel: Russia to apply for Artic shelf expansion
Russia will address the UN on the expansion of its Arctic shelf next spring. If successful the move would see the country adding an area of 1.2 million sq. kilometers in the Arctic Ocean, holding 5 billion tons of standard fuel, to its territory.

29.10.2014 15:44

China expected to invest $1bn in Russian solar energy
China’s Solar Systems may become the largest investor in the Russian solar power industry. The company plans to construct a plant for the production of solar panels in Russia’s Tatarstan Republic next year.

29.10.2014 14:50

Japan to reopen 1st nuclear plant after Fukushima disaster - despite volcano risks
A local council has voted to re-open the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant on the outermost western coast of Japan, despite local opposition and meteorologists’ warnings, following tremors in a nearby volcano.

28.10.2014 15:32

BP oil spill left Rhode Island-sized oily ring on seafloor
The 2010 BP oil spill that resulted in 172 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico has, four years later, left an oily “bathtub ring” about the size of Rhode Island on the sea floor surrounding the site of the Macondo well, according to new research.

28.10.2014 15:09

Big US banks balk at funding Great Barrier Reef coal port
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase have joined the list of banking giants opting out of a major Australian coal export project, Rainforest Action Network activists say.

28.10.2014 09:40

China to invest £105bn in UK infrastructure by 2025
China will boost ageing UK infrastructure by investing £105bn into several energy, real estate and transport projects by 2025, according to a report published on Monday by law firm Pinsent Masons.

27.10.2014 13:42

Permanent winter: Russia turns back clocks for last time
On this last October weekend, Russia turned its clocks one hour back - a practice that had been abolished for three years. But the daylight savings time (DST) policy remains abandoned, with the government's decision to stick to winter time permanently.

26.10.2014 16:47

US diplomat tells Hungary to back EU, criticizes PM Orban over Russia stance
A US diplomat visiting Hungary has criticized its PM’s policies towards Russia and stated that he believes Budapest should back the EU in its policy of imposing sanctions on Russia.

24.10.2014 17:19

‘US shale oil exploration led to low oil prices, market shakeup’
Falling oil prices embarrass and make life difficult for countries that depend on oil exports, including Russia and Venezuela, and the US would enjoy making life difficult for them, economist Richard Wolff told RT.

24.10.2014 07:19

Eagles of Empire and economic terrorism: Are vulture funds instruments of US policy?
Is it a coincidence that the vulture funds are putting increasing pressure on Argentina as it prepares to develop the world’s second largest shale gas reserves? Are the vultures instruments of foreign policy?

23.10.2014 15:38

‘Saudi policy of downplaying oil prices to backfire on them’
Saudi Arabia wants to use lower oil prices to pressure Russia to change its stance on Syria, to antagonize Iran, and to force US shale gas out of the market, roving correspondent for the Asia Times Pepe Escobar told RT.

20.10.2014 09:35

​UK to import Tunisian sunshine in solar project
A new solar energy project seeks to bring Tunisian sunshine to the UK. TuNur is looking for UK government funding for its bright idea, which aims to power 2.5 million British homes with North African rays by 2018.

20.10.2014 08:17

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