News tagged with environmental disasters

WEF: Economic, climate crises raise global risks

With rising economic strains on one side and ever more environmental concerns on the other, the world could soon find itself in "the perfect global storm", the World Economic Forum warned in a report on Tuesday.

Jan 08, 2013
3.7 / 5 (3) 1

BP banned from US government contracts

British oil giant BP was temporarily banned by the US Environmental Protection Agency from US government contracts Wednesday due to its behavior in the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Nov 28, 2012
5 / 5 (2) 0

Japan, US, EU discuss rare earth supply security

(AP) -- Officials from the United States, the European Union and Japan are pledging to work closer together on ways to ensure secure supplies of strategically vital rare earths and other critical materials.

Mar 28, 2012
4.5 / 5 (2) 0

China water project to 'begin operating in 2013'

A massive project to divert water from China's south to its drought-prone north -- which has seen hundreds of thousands of people relocated -- will become partly operational next year, state media reported.

Feb 05, 2012
3.8 / 5 (6) 8