Archive for November 2009

Eco-Friendly SUV Gets a Hydrogen Mileage Boost

Nov 14th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Top Story, US Government

When researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) participated in a test drive for a hydrogen fuel cell SUV that reached the equivalent of a 431-mile driving range, it wasn’t just California dream. The research team, along with Toyota, recently completed a 331 mile round trip drive between Torrance and San Diego, Calif., driving two Toyota Highlander Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles — Advanced (FCHV-adv).

Remarkably, Medicines to Deter Cancers Are Not Taken

Nov 13th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Health

Many Americans do not think twice about taking medicines to prevent heart disease and stroke. But cancer is different. Much of what Americans do in the name of warding off cancer has not been shown to matter, and some things are actually harmful. Yet the few medicines proved to deter cancer are widely ignored.

Release of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy: A Path Forward

Nov 12th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Wind Power

The U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) announces the release of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy: A Path Forward, a resource for government, industry, and non-governmental stakeholders that offers a snapshot of U.S. offshore wind energy activity in 2009. Offshore wind energy has great potential to address the United States’ urgent energy and environmental challenges. While this [...]

Dems End-Run Boycotting GOP, Vote 11-1 for Climate Bill

Nov 5th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Top Story

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Democrats quashed a three-day-long Republican boycott and passed global warming legislation today using a procedural move that could undermine support from moderate senators if the bill reaches the floor.

Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and 10 Democrats signed off on the climate bill — without considering amendments — after trying without success to wait out Republicans.