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Natural resources

‘Where’s our money?’ Thousands of coal miners blockade Ukrainian govt
Thousands of coal miners from eastern Ukraine have taken to the streets in capital Kiev, protesting the closure of coal mines and demanding salary debts repaired. The protesters also wanted to talk to the PM, but Arseny Yatsenyuk ignored the call.

22.04.2015 16:51

California’s water conservation efforts hindered as tiered pricing ruled unconstitutional
California’s tiered water pricing has to be based on delivery costs rather than conservation incentives, a state appeals court ruled. The verdict will have major implications on California’s efforts to conserve water amidst its unprecedented drought.

21.04.2015 00:50

​Co-op unable to commit to Fairtrade goods, blames economy
A British supermarket and co-operative group famed for its commitment to Fairtrade has told its members it will be unable to continue its pledge to stock the products because fierce supermarket competition makes it economically unviable.

20.04.2015 12:31

North Pole-2015: Russia launches drifting Arctic station
Russia has inaugurated the North Pole-2015, a new scientific drifting station designed to maintain the presence of Russian researchers in the Arctic Ocean for months.

19.04.2015 04:41

‘Fukushima lessons: Any notion that nuclear power is clean is obsolete’
The world must phase out nuclear power because it is absolutely not clean from the mining processing of uranium to the generation of high-level radioactive waste, Kevin Kamps for the radioactive waste watchdog Beyond Nuclear, told RT.

17.04.2015 08:37

The Arctic: Territory for non-politicized dialogue for the benefit of mankind
The Arctic region has always been very important to Russia. At present, our country is implementing a strategy for full-scale, balanced and complex development of the Arctic, including research, technology and the protection of the environment.

08.04.2015 12:46

Affluent Californians using far more water amid severe drought - study
Residents of some of southern California’s wealthiest communities are using around three times more water than other nearby areas, a new study reports. In the throes of a severe water shortage, the state has mandated a 25-percent cut in water use.

06.04.2015 18:47

‘This historic drought demands unprecedented action’: California issues 1st mandatory water restrictions
California’s governor issued the state’s first mandatory water restrictions amid a devastating four-year drought. California may only have a year’s worth of water left, and snowpack measurements for the year are set to hit record lows.

01.04.2015 22:15

US re-approves oil exploration in Arctic as Shell prepares to resume drilling
The US Interior Department upheld the 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, the first step in allowing Royal Dutch Shell to reopen its oil and gas exploration in the Arctic after halting operations due to a series of mishaps and legal setbacks.

31.03.2015 22:07

Most Americans still back nuclear power, see future in solar – poll
Americans are increasingly looking to solar and wind energy for the future, but most of them still support nuclear energy, a new Gallup poll shows. Overall support for oil and natural gas exploration has dropped, due to divided opinions on fracking.

30.03.2015 17:41

Fracking moratorium, strict liability standards bills pass in Maryland
Both chambers of the Maryland legislature passed bills that would rein in hydraulic fracturing in the state. The House of Delegates passed a three-year moratorium on fracking, while the Senate approved strict liability standards for oil and gas drillers.

25.03.2015 15:54

Ex-Environment Agency boss ‘hugely skeptical’ about UK shale oil
The former Environment Agency chief Lord Smith says he is “hugely skeptical” about the future of fracking in the UK. He claims it’s unclear whether the process could be used to extract shale oil in the south of England.

25.03.2015 15:07