Energy

Energy Producers Capture Speedier Wind
April 20, 2007 12:00 AM - John McCarthy, Associated Press

New technology is allowing energy producers to capture speedier wind that environmental activists say has the potential to provide 20 percent of the state's electricity within 10 years.

Sewers To Help Heat 2010 Olympic Village
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

In an effort to make the 2010 Winter Olympics as environmentally friendly as possible, the city of Vancouver is turning to its sewers to help heat the athletes' village.

GM To Unveil Extended-Range Electric Car at Shanghai Auto Show
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. will unveil a version of its Chevrolet Volt electric car this week at the Shanghai Auto Show that uses a hydrogen fuel cell to extend its range with zero emissions, a GM executive said Thursday.

Study Suggests Ethanol May Cause More Smog, Deaths
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Switching from gasoline to ethanol -- touted as a green alternative at the pump -- may create dirtier air, causing slightly more smog-related deaths, a new study says.

China Creates Artificial Snowfall in Tibet
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China has succeeded in creating an artificial snowfall for the first time in Tibet to combat drought worries, state media reported Wednesday. The success proves it is "possible to change the weather through human efforts on the world's highest plateau."

Australian Aquanaut Emerges from Urine-Fuelled Sub
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

Breathing air provided by algae watered with recycled urine, and pedalling a bike for electricity, an Australian aquanaut emerged on Wednesday after 13 days living underwater in a "biosub".

Al Gore Gets Approval To Install Solar Panels at His Tennessee Home
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Former Vice President Al Gore's upscale neighborhood granted the environmental activist approval Tuesday to install 33 solar panels on the roof of his mansion.

Vegas Plan To Pump Water from Rural Nevada Approved on Smaller Scale
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Brendan Riley, Associated Press

A request to pump billions of gallons of groundwater to booming Las Vegas from a valley near the Nevada-Utah line was cut to less than half the amount in a plan approved Monday by the state's engineer.

Greenpeace Says China Guilty in Illegal Logging
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday China should take responsibility for illegal hardwood logging in Southeast Asia which supplied the raw materials for Chinese exports to the West.

Global Warming May Put U.S. in Hot Water
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

As the world warms, water -- either too little or too much of it -- is going to be the major problem for the United States, scientists and military experts said Monday.

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