• New Zealand's government said that it would not sign on for a second stage of the Kyoto Protocol climate treaty, a stance that angered environmentalists and political opponents.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 8:30 AM EST
  • BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge to give his final approval to a class-action settlement.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
  • Malaysian activists lost a court battle to halt Australian miner Lynas Corp. from firing up a rare earths plant that has sparked health and safety concerns.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 6:00 AM EST