Lufthansa to launch commercial bio-fuel flights

30 11 2010

Lufthansa will launch the world’s first scheduled commercial passenger flights using bio-fuel in the first half of 2011. An A321 using IAE engines will fly between Hamburg and Frankfurt using a 50-50 bio-fuel/conventional fuel blend. The daily flights will begin in April 2011 and will continue for at least six months while the impact of […]


Drug Firms Say They’ll Take Closer Look at the Docs They Pay

18 11 2010

Several of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies said they plan to tighten screening of physicians who promote their drugs after ProPublica reported last month that more than 250 of them had been sanctioned for misconduct. Eli Lilly and Co. said that next year, for the first time, it would hire an outside firm to search […]


It’s sometimes queasy being green: Telefonica unboxes Nokia’s ‘sustainable’ handsets

17 11 2010

Telefonica is launching Nokia’s green handsets, announced earlier this year, and now adapted exclusively for Spanish operator, Movistar, reports Ian Scales. The phones offer a range of ‘sustainable’ tweaks -  ecological applications, less packaging, a high-efficiency phone charger and a final recycling offer.  Telefonica says Spain is the first country to run the green project, […]


Des victimes congolaises déposent un recours collectif contre une compagnie minià¨re canadienne

8 11 2010

Une association représentant des citoyens congolais a déposé aujourd’hui  auprès d’un tribunal de Montréal une requàªte pour autorisation d’exercer un recours collectif contre la compagnie canadienne Anvil Mining Limited. Il est allégué que cette compagnie, en fournissant une assistance logistique, a joué un rôle dans des violations des droits humains, notamment le massacre par les […]


Shareholders approve BEE Deals

2 11 2010

Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today held its AGM and a subsequent general meeting to vote on the black economic empowerment transactions, detailed in a statement on 5 August 2010. All the resolutions listed in the 2010 Annual Report were approved by the AGM. The BEE transactions were approved at […]