Today in Science

Momentum Is Growing for a Climate Deal in Paris

More than 140 world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China are gathering in Paris for France’s biggest diplomatic event since 1948, striving to reach the first truly global deal to curb greenhouse gases.

Your Health

CDC Sees Celery Blend as Likely Cause of Costco E. Coli Outbreak

A blend of diced celery and onions used to make Costco Wholesale Corp. rotisserie chicken salad is the likely cause of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people in seven states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BHP Shares Slide as UN Probe Says Samarco Spill `Toxic'

A United Nations probe into a deadly mine spill in Brazil said waste from a burst dam was toxic and steps taken by BHP Billiton Ltd. and Vale SA to prevent harm weren’t sufficient. The companies’ joint venture Samarco Mineracao SA said there’s no danger to human health. BHP shares fell.

Oil Markets

Oil's Big Players Line Up for $30 Billion of Projects in Iran

Total SA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Lukoil PJSC are among international companies that have selected oil and natural gas deposits to develop in Iran as the holder of the world’s fourth-largest crude reserves presents $30 billion worth of projects to investors.

Pending Canada Pipeline Reviews to Proceed Under Existing Regime

Pipeline projects already proposed in Canada will continue to be reviewed under their current approval regime, while the newly elected federal government evaluates its environmental assessment process, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said.

Buhari Bounce Becomes Bust as Nigeria Policies Irk Investors

When Muhammadu Buhari clinched victory in Nigeria’s presidential elections in March, stocks soared as investors looked to the former military ruler to reverse decades of economic mismanagement and policy inertia. Now hopes have fizzled in his ability to turn around Africa’s largest economy and oil producer.