Can Americans Get Charged on Electric Cars?
May 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters
While others hammer away at battery technology to make all-electric cars go further and cost less, ZAP (as in zero air pollution) believes it has the formula in its tiny Xebra cars made in China: Plug it in at home and go up to 40 miles per hour for up to 25 miles).
Environmental Protection Agency Proposes Rules for Hybrids in Car Pool Lanes
May 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press
The government proposed new criteria Thursday for certifying vehicles as clean and energy efficient -- standards for states that let hybrid drivers travel without passengers in the special lanes to avoid rush-hour traffic.
Americans Discover the Allure of Off-Grid Living
May 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press
A growing number of Americans are shunning power lines, choosing to live "off the grid," without commercial power -- and still enjoying their computers and large-screen televisions.
West Nile Virus Decimates Suburban Birds
May 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Birds that once flourished in suburban skies, including robins, bluebirds and crows, have been devastated by West Nile virus, a study found.
U.N. Professor Says Climate Change Is Creating New Refugees Who Deserve U.N. Protection
May 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press
Increasing global temperatures and land degradation are forcing more people to migrate, creating a wave of environmental refugees who need U.N. protection, a professor at the United Nations University said.
U.S. FDA Downplays Human Risk from Melamine Exposure
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Christopher Doering, Reuters
A 130-pound person would have to consume 800 pounds of food laced with the industrial chemical melamine in a single day to reach a level that would be considered harmful, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
The Green Lifestyle: Eco-Friendly Techniques for a Healthy Lawn
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Dean Fosdick, Associated Press
Organic lawn care is one way to take your property green. But there are a number of moves you can make to make things even more earth-friendly as a responsible gardener and grass manager.
Fecal Bacteria on Rise in Louisiana Bayous
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Fecal coliform bacteria, found in human and animal waste, has grown to unsafe levels in some Terrebonne and Lafourche parish area bayous. The bacteria get into local waterways because of nearby cattle farms, the high number of nutria that live in marshes and bayous, and from clogged septic systems at private homes.
Yangtze River at Risk of Bank Collapses
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The banks of China's massive Yangtze river, a lifeline for tens of millions of people, are at risk of collapse, a state-run newspaper reported Monday.
Japan Moves To Cut Air Pollution in Big Cities
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Japan's parliament approved legislation Friday to cut vehicle pollution around hotels, theaters and offices in major cities by requiring builders to project air pollutant emissions and submit plans for their reduction.