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Uber App To Connect Riders And Drivers Now Legal In D.C., At Last

Uber App To Connect Riders And Drivers Now Legal In D.C., At Last

Uber, a San Francisco-based startup company that provides on-demand private drivers to customers through its smartphone app, has had an especially bumpy ride since launching in Washington, D.C. in December 2011. But things are looking up now that the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to exempt Uber from...

July 12, 2012
Beijing smog

Alcoa Building-Exterior Panels 'Eat' Smog From (A Few) Cars

Pittsburgh-based aluminum giant Alcoa has developed a new coating for its aluminum building panels that passively sucks in airborne pollutants and transforms them into... read more May 1, 2012

Wastewater & biofuel algae circulate through floating photobioreactors at San Francisco plant / NASA

NASA Ready To Show Off Algae Biofuel Research Project

NASA has developed a system that captures carbon dioxide and helps to prevent pollution from wastewater while creating renewable algae biofuel, fertilizer and possibly animal... read more April 20, 2012

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production To Resume A Week Early

Buoyed by record monthly sales of its Chevy Volt hybrid electric plug-in car in March, General Motors will resume production of the Volt at the Detroit Hamtramck plant one... read more April 4, 2012

Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Renewable Fuel Standards Fall Far Short Of Non-Corn Ethanol Goal

The Environmental Protection Agency released its 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards on December 28, a month after they were due and with a drastically lower target for the amount... read more January 5, 2012

Motorcycle exhaust pipe, courtesy of Discovery Channel Mythbusters

Motorcycles Are More Polluting Than Cars, New Device Shows

When cable TV’s “MythBusters” program recently investigated the idea that emissions from motorcycles are gentler on the environment than emissions from... read more October 28, 2011

Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Obama's Biofuels Announcement Encouraging, Challenges Remain

In the middle of his much-publicized bus tour into the nation's agricultural heartland on Tuesday, President Obama announced a new initiative to kickstart the U.S. biofuel... read more August 18, 2011


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