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Climate Change: Russian factsheet
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.

05.07.2015 11:16

​Ukraine ‘hasn’t got the legs to stand on’ to force lower gas price
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.

02.07.2015 15:41

BP to pay record $18.7bn over 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill
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.

02.07.2015 13:27

​Rosatom says it offers reliable nuclear supplies to Europe
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.

30.06.2015 18:07

As Iran nuclear deadline passes, narrative battle heats up (Op-Ed)
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.

30.06.2015 14:17

Methane leaks cancel climate benefits of natural gas use, cost taxpayers millions – report
​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.

30.06.2015 00:03

Bitcoin accused of wasting shocking amount of electricity
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.

29.06.2015 21:14

Supreme Court strikes down EPA rules on mercury emissions from power plants
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.

29.06.2015 15:52

​Russia prices gas for Ukraine at $247, cuts discount
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.

29.06.2015 14:49

​Cuadrilla fracking bid rejected by UK council in major setback for shale industry
Lancashire County Council has rejected Cuadrilla’s second fracking application in northwest England, marking a significant setback for the UK’s shale gas industry.

29.06.2015 12:14

Armenia protesters leaving barricades amid authorities’ call for ‘constitutional order’
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.

28.06.2015 21:39

Israelis protest controversial gas deal, march on Tel Aviv govt complex (PHOTOS)
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.

28.06.2015 02:03