Monthly Archives: December 2006

Global warming threatens oil industry

The 4,000 year old, 41 square mile long Ayles Ice Shelf, has broken off of an island 500 miles from the North Pole in the Canadian Arctic. The giant floating chunk of ice may threaten shipping and oil/gas operations this … Continue reading

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A wind-powered skyscraper in Paris

American architect Thom Mayne is building a wind-powered skyscraper in Paris, France. Standing at 984 feet, the building will be nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower. Wind turbines will power the building’s HVAC systems for part of the year. … Continue reading

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Updated hydrogen powered Honda FCX

An updated hydrogen powered Honda FCX debuted at the LA Auto Show last month. In December 2002, the city of Los Angeles began leasing the first of five Honda FCXs, which are now used in normal, everyday activities by city … Continue reading

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Food prices are rising with ethanol production

The wholesale price for corn is rising as the demand for ethanol increases The wholesale price of soybeans is rising as demand outstrips supply Farmers are planting more corn as the value increases and soybean prices may be headed to … Continue reading

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Wind + Hydrogen = Electricity + 0 pollutants

Xcel Energy and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)has a pilot facility that uses electricity from wind turbines to power electrolyzes to produce hydrogen, which is then compressed and stored at 3,500 psi.

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Daily air quality map

http://airnow.gov/ blends weather maps with a glimpse of the air quality for the United States. Breath deep – the air quality for York will be pretty good for the next couple days.

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The biggest, dumbest SUV that i could find

I decided to search tonight for the most creatively, wasteful SUV that I could find.. the winner is:

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A VW that runs greener than a Prius

The Europeans will get a new Volkswagen Polo in 2007 with fewer CO2 emissions than a Toyota Prius. VW claims the Polo BuleMotion is the most economical five-seater in Europe, emitting 102g/km – 2g/km less than Toyota’s electric-hybrid and squeezing … Continue reading

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Hybrid: blip or trend

Monthly sales of the Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid car are down 28% since August. Ford Motor Co. is cutting the price of its Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid SUVs by more $1,200. Sales of the Lexus RX400h hybrid fell … Continue reading

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Off-Peak electric power is an untapped resource for cars

U.S. scientists say ‘off-peak’ electricity capacity could fuel 84 percent of the nation`s 220 million vehicles if they were plug-in hybrid electrics

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