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4 years 7 months ago

Hydrogen tries to catch up in green car race

Hydrogen, one of Earth's most abundant elements, once was seen as green energy's answer to the petroleum-driven car: easy to produce, available everywhere and nonpolluting when burned. Hydrogen energy was defeated by a mountain of obstacles - the fear of explosion by the highly flammable gas, the difficulty of...

5 years 2 months ago

Use condoms to help climate, experts urge

Giving contraceptives to people in developing countries could help fight climate change by slowing population growth, the prestigious British medical journal Lancet said in an editorial Friday. More than 200 million women worldwide want contraceptives, but don't have access to them, according to Lancet. That results in 76 million...

5 years 2 months ago

North America backs plan to cut greenhouse gases

A treaty aimed at fixing the earth's ozone layer has become the first global environmental agreement to achieve universal ratification. Small island nations yesterday gained North America's powerful backing for the plan to convert the U.N. ozone treaty into a tool for phasing out some of the globe's most powerful...

5 years 2 months ago

Administration to unveil new fuel economy rules

The Obama administration is unveiling plans to require higher efficiency standards for cars and trucks and tougher rules on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson planned to release the proposed regulations Tuesday. They call for the auto industry's fleet of new vehicles to...

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