Monthly Archives: February 2009

E-paper is 50% cost of newsprint

Hearst, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, announced on Friday that it has developed an electronic reader for newspapers and magazines, Besides the environmental factor of making paper, inks, recycling and buring fossil fuel to transport and … Continue reading

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Recycle ethanol plants and produce “green” chemicals

Something engineered and produced in the United States, not petroleum based, that uses our own raw materials. Genomatica, is a start-up that that enables the production of sustainable chemicals through a BioProcess Engineering Platform to transform low cost feedstocks into … Continue reading

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NASA retiree turns rusted VW Beetle into an electric car

It was while filling his Cadillac at a gas station in 2007 that Hendrickson first thought about building an electric car. “I thought gas stations were ripping us off, so I decided to just go build my own electric car,” … Continue reading

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VIDEO First steps

Does the economy have you down? Go out and dance ! Brett Herbert and his girlfriend Ashley Kopp learned those and other moves in the first class of a beginner’s dance course at the Jewish Community Center in York Township … Continue reading

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Universal cell phone chargers will reduce waste

Cell phone makers Tuesday pledged to introduce a universal charger for handsets by 2012. Under the scheme, phone makers have pledged that a majority of new handset models will include the universal charger by January 1 2012. The planned device … Continue reading

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VIDEO Elementary students: Let us vote

Abby Cousins, 9, Elisabeth Ketterman, 10, and Olivia Long, 9, at Central York’s Sinking Springs Elementary School, have come up with a petition that they plan to give to U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-York County, to allow children as young … Continue reading

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Wells-Fargo + TARP = Danskin layoffs? + more TARP

In a not so greenmesh observation for the day: Triumph (Danskin) said in a letter made public Tuesday that it would permanently lay off 226 workers – 168 at its manufacturing plant in York and 58 at its distribution center … Continue reading

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VIDEO ‘Black history is U.S. history’

Calvin Weary stood beside a black wall with the word “slavery” inscribed on it Tuesday night at William Penn Senior High School. The word was surrounded by bright red hand prints, some of which were smeared as if the person … Continue reading

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We can’t use our own cheaper crude as gas prices rise

The benchmark for crude oil prices is West Texas Intermediate. The price of West Texas Crude continues to stay low because our economy is more of a mess than other places and demand for fuel here is weak. Unfortunately, most … Continue reading

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It’s reality time for the Detroit 3 and 305 million Americans

Nothing concentrates the mind more than a death sentence, except when the sentencing is clouded with taxpayer money. The automakers are back in Washington making their last ditch plea today.The more I listen to these exchanges, the more I realize … Continue reading

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