US senators proposed a tax on carbon emissions Thursday amid growing calls for action on climate change, but the bill is expected to face staunch opposition from many conservatives.
Japan's big manufacturers reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 15 percent annually on average over the past five years compared to 1990.
Japan may backpedal on its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter, an official said Wednesday, dealing a further blow to already deadlocked global warming talks in Doha.
ArcelorMittal Temirtau and Central Asia Cement have been fined over 57 million tenge for ecology damage.
Karachaganak Petroleum Operating was fined $50 million for emissions.
Kazakhoil Aktobe reimbursed the state with 445 million tenge ($3 million) for the environmental damaged caused by excessive gas flaring.
The European Union has imposed a charge on carbon emissions from January 1.