Mayan pyramid razed for road fill: Belize officials
16/05/2013 8:39 am
A construction company owned by a local politician demolished a 2,300-year-old Mayan temple in northern Belize to use the rubble as gravel for road repair work, authorities charged.
Rubber boom fuelling SE Asia land grabs: report
14/05/2013 8:59 am
Vietnamese rubber firms bankrolled by an arm of the World Bank and Germany's Deutsche Bank are driving a land-grabbing crisis in Southeast Asia, activists said Monday.
Rocky road for electric car market
13/05/2013 5:08 pm
The road has gotten bumpier for electric cars, with Coda Automotive, one of what had been a promising crop of electric car startups, filing for bankruptcy protection this month.
Solar-powered plane to make first cross-US flight
03/05/2013 8:31 am
An innovative solar-powered aircraft is set to launch Friday from California on a flight across the United States, the first of its kind aiming to showcase what is possible without fossil fuels.
GM joins call for US action on climate change
02/05/2013 9:38 am
General Motors, the largest US automaker, on Wednesday joined a call for the United States to take greater action on climate change as it said that environmental concerns were critical for business.
European lawmakers tighten rules on ship-breaking industry
19/04/2013 8:26 am
The ship-breaking industry, which critics say harms the environment and exploits low-paid workers in developing countries, faces tougher controls if plans approved by European lawmakers Thursday come into force.
'Aeroplane flaps' on lorries to save lives in Europe
15/04/2013 2:40 pm
Rolling out round-nosed lorries with aeroplane-style flaps at the back on Europe's roads would cut fuel costs, reduce carbon emissions and save lives, while giving a boost to the struggling auto sector, the European Commission said Monday.
Motorboats go silent on Venice's Grand Canal
15/04/2013 10:40 am
Venice on Sunday enjoyed the sounds of silence as authorities imposed a five-hour ban on motorboats plying the Renaissance city's main waterway in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and architectural damage caused by waves.
Fasten seatbelts for bumpier flights: climate study
09/04/2013 9:21 am
Flights will become bumpier as global warming destabilises air currents at altitudes used by commercial airliners, climate scientists warned Monday.
EU puts airline carbon tax on hold for a year
22/03/2013 9:43 am
The EU will put its controversial carbon tax on intercontinental airline flights on hold for a year to give time for international talks to reach a compromise on the issue, a European source said Thursday.