The winning Jetta. Courtesy: CBS InteractiveIt is a VW diesel that won the award.
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An electric utility is suing the state of Kansas for denying said utility the permit to build more coal-fired electricity generation facilities in rural western Kansas. It's been thirteen unhappy months for Sunflower Electric Power since Kansas refused them the air quality permits for the additional coal-burning plants.
America's auto makers were very handy in protecting themselves against having tougher fuel efficiency standards. Just this past year as fuel prices spiralled ever upward the feds finally increased the fuel efficiency standards after thirty years of stasis.
Wow, the battle over the future of American-based car manufacturers is getting more complex. Now there's a major battle brewing WITHIN the majority Democratic Party, and it's centered on the political clout of the Detroit auto interests.
For over 41,000 days running, daily weather stats and observations of the natural cycles have been made at exactly the same place in New Paltz, New York. And this remarkable record is giving hints of how climate has changed in this one spot since 1896.
Down along the Texas Gulf Coast this week, man's arrogance has been hard hit by Ike. Even the Texas land commissioner is now muttering about things like zoning and building restrictions.
The Environmental Protection Agency is moving up the restrictions on emissions fron many small engines. This will include outboard motors lawnmowers.
The priciest rental car? It's a hybrid, of course.
Courtesy World Wildlife Federation.The Emperor Penguin may have starred in the movie "March of the Penguins" but their habitat is melting away.
A major mainstream economic writer has just weighed in on the food-or-fuel debate. That's the monster in the closet of the entire biofuel industry.