Environment

Bees in jeopardy: The real cost of pesticides

Bees in jeopardy: The real cost of pesticides

Seed giant Monsanto Co.’s $45bn unsolicited takeover bid for Switzerland’s Syngenta AG, the world’s largest producer of agricultural chemicals, has sparked opposition across the globe. Together they would control one-third of the globe’s seeds and pesticides market. Today, six American and European companies – Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta, Dow, Bayer and BASF – control the entire genetically-modified seeds planted […]

Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts

Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts

President Barack Obama is planning to impose tougher than expected cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants, White House officials have said. A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, the Obama administration was poised to finalise the rule at a White House event on Monday. The president called it most significant step the US has […]