Feb 7, 2013 Half of all Afghans have bribed public officials in the last year and the amounts are growing, according to a report from the UN.
Jan 25, 2013 Europe has the largest market for carbon permits in the world. The idea is, the more a company has to pay for permits to pollute, the greater incentive it has to reduce pollution. But the economic slowdown has greatly reduced the cost of permits.
Jan 9, 2013 The International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency, raised concerns about the legal protections that domestic workers get.
Dec 12, 2012 North Korea defies international sanctions to launch a rocket. Japan has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, which could take place later today.
Dec 4, 2012 New sources of fossil fuels are stirring up the United Nations climate talks in Doha.
Dec 3, 2012 Heavy hitters in the online world worry that U.N. regulation could stifle the Internet's future.
Dec 4, 2012 Celebrating the text message as the technology turns twenty, and waiting on results from a UN summit on controlling the Internet.
Nov 30, 2012 President Obama signed a bill this week protecting U.S. airlines from an emission tax when they fly in and out of Europe. The EU's carbon tax is so unpopular, it's been suspended for all carriers for a year.
Nov 26, 2012 As the Kyoto Protocol nears its expiry, leaders from around the world will come together in for the United Nations yearly climate talks to discuss a new global deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Nov 14, 2012 It's official: Companies must now purchase permits to emit excess levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the state of California.