Hybrid Cabs Get a Look from New York City
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jonathan Lemire, Daily News
Yellow cabs are going green -- and the new air-friendly models could be on the road this fall. The city Taxi and Limousine Commission gave its tentative approval yesterday to six makes of hybrid cars -- which run on a combination of electricity and gasoline -- to join its cab fleet after hearings in September.
TST, Inc. Purchases Fuel Cells to Reduce Pollution While Managing Energy Costs and Reliability
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
FuelCell Energy, Inc., a developer of clean electric power plants, and its partner Alliance Power Inc., a consultant in citing economical and environmentally friendly distributed generation facilities, today announced the signing of a contract to provide 500-kilowatts (kW) of green electricity to a secondary aluminum smelter in southern California that will meet or exceed the region's tough air pollution standards.
Dry-Cleaning Chemical Spurs Worries about Wells
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Murphy, Houston Chronicle
Dry cleaners knew nothing about the risks of perchloroethylene, known as perc, when it came into common use in the 1950s. In those days, chemical manufacturers even suggested that old perc or perc waste products could be tossed on dirt piles behind shops, said Mike Frew, a project manager in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's voluntary dry cleaner cleanup program.
More Rare Hummingbirds Spotted in Texas
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Betsy Blaney, Associated Press
The recent sighting of a rare hummingbird has bird biologists in Texas almost giddy. A white-eared hummingbird spotted in Lubbock earlier this month was the first to be seen in the South Plains and Panhandle regions, according to the Llano Estacado Audubon Society.
Rare Island Birds Threatened by 'Super Mice'
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
"Monster mice" are eating metre-high albatross chicks alive, threatening rare bird species on a remote south Atlantic island seen as the world's most important seabird colony.
Environmental Report Names Top Power Plant Polluters in Northeast
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard C. Lewis, Associated Press
Ten power plants in the Northeast last year produced a third of the region's carbon dioxide emissions, considered a major contributor to global warming, according to a report released Tuesday by a coalition of environmental groups.
Livestock Not Immune from Heat Stress in Midwest
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - John Seewer, Associated Press
Farmers across the Midwest are using everything from electric fans to cold showers to keep their livestock from wilting in the oppressive heat, which is blamed for killing at least 1,200 head of cattle in Nebraska.
Coalition of Groups Takes Aim at Sacramento, California Public TV Show
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Wasserman, The Sacramento Bee
A 40-member coalition of food safety groups, environmentalists and anti-biotech organizations is demanding that a Sacramento public television station withdraw its national weekly TV series on American food production scheduled to debut in September.
Witnesses Say Bears Back in Switzerland
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Bears may have returned to Switzerland, more than 100 years after disappearing from their Alpine habitat, according to eyewitnesses.
Canon Unveils Recycling Program to Consumers
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Imaging and copy giant Canon has announced a recycling program for its products. The recycling of used and obsolete electronic products is becoming an issue throughout the consumer and office electronics products industry.