Sci/tech

NYC Proposes Fee on Cars Entering Manhattan To Reduce Congestion and Pollution
April 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Sara Kugler, Associated Press

Driving into the most congested half of Manhattan could become an expensive privilege under a wide-ranging city program unveiled Sunday to cope with the booming population and ease stress on the environment.

Smithsonian Accused of Altering Exhibit
April 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Brett Zongker, Associated Press

The Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibit on climate change in the Arctic for fear of angering Congress and the Bush administration, says a former administrator at the museum.

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.

Astronauts Recall View Before Earth Day
April 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

The rarest view in humanity -- Earth from afar -- moves many of the lucky few observers to tears and gives them a new appreciation of that blue marble we all call home. For Earth Day this year -- at a time when perhaps some perspective is needed -- The Associated Press asked space travelers to recall what it's like to see Earth from above.

Lights Out in Ontario for Incandescent Bulbs
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Canadian province of Ontario will ban the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2012 as part of a broader effort to cut energy use, provincial officials said on Wednesday.

Researchers Debate Warming, Hurricanes
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Many researchers believe warming is causing the storms to get stronger, while others aren't so sure. Now, a new study raises the possibility that global warming might even make it harder for hurricanes to form.

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.

Panel Says U.S. Faces Change As Climate Warms
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Chicago and Los Angeles will likely to face increasing heat waves. Severe storm surges could hit New York and Boston. And cities that rely on melting snow for water may run into serious shortages.

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