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2009-05-01 11:45:00

USDA Now Taking Applications for Practices to Reduce Ozone and Particulate Matter DAVIS, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers and ranchers interested in reducing air quality emissions from off-road mobile or stationary agricultural sources are invited to apply between April 30 and June 26, 2009, for funds made available under a new air quality provision of the 2008 federal Farm Bill. "The primary goal of this new portion of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is...

2009-04-20 10:00:00

Concept Drivetrain Technology Designed to Maximize Productivity While Decreasing Fuel Consumption, Emissions PARIS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At INTERMAT 2009 today, Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) introduced new hybrid drivetrain technology specifically engineered for off-highway vehicles. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) A concept transmission in the evaluation phase, the Spicer(R) TE-15HX is an electric parallel hybrid that features a dual power...

2009-04-02 23:32:00

SHANGHAI, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Aiming to solve serious environment related problems, the Chinese government took the initiative of establishing stringent emission control standards and enhanced supervision for better air quality before the Olympic Games commenced in 2008, driving the implementation of Phase IV across China. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) The implementation of Phase IV for light-duty vehicles and Phase III for heavy-duty vehicles has...

2009-03-30 11:35:00

Fuel from Sea-Going Vessels Is Major Source of Air Pollution at 100+ U.S. Port Cities, New EDF Report Shows PORT NEWARK, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauds the historic request by the U.S. government to protect millions of Americans from deadly global shipping pollution generated by large ocean-going ships. During a noon news conference today at Port Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson...

2009-03-30 10:13:00

"Emission Control Area" Means Healthier Air for Millions of Americans WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today finds that more than 87 million Americans live in port areas that are not meeting federal health-based air quality standards. The report, Protecting American Health from Global Shipping Pollution, documents the public health effects associated with air pollution from global shipping, including container ships, tankers, cruise ships, and bulk...

2009-03-27 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by John McEleney, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, regarding the Model Year 2011 fuel economy standard: "By setting a fuel economy standard higher than what California regulators have proposed, the Obama administration today removed the last argument for state-by-state regulation of fuel economy. The structure of California's program -- with its exemptions for major automakers, its...

2009-02-04 15:23:00

Complaint Is Part of National Initiative to Stop Illegal Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has filed a complaint against Westar Energy alleging that the company violated the Clean Air Act by making major modifications to the Jeffrey Energy Center, a coal-fired power plant in St. Marys, Kan., without also installing and operating modern pollution control equipment, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection...

2009-01-15 15:38:44

The EUREKA E! 3734 i-StARS project is developing a compact, fully integrated and low-cost start-stop system for cars to replace conventional alternators in mass production. This second-generation starter alternator reversible system (StARS) is intended to enable the European automotive industry to meet new EU emissions legislation and significantly reduce fuel consumption without needing to redesign the engine. Additionally, it will fulfil global demands for more energy-efficient vehicles....

2009-01-11 12:35:04

German automakers will hold their own in U.S. market share during the economic downturn, the head of the German automakers association said Sunday. Matthias Wissman, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, said the United States continues to be one of the most important vehicle markets in the world and German companies last year increased their share of the market by 1 percentage point to 7 percent total. German manufacturers scored with their fuel-efficient models...

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2008-12-31 13:26:07

An estimated 10 percent of vehicles in Beijing will be removed as of Thursday following the launch of a new initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. High-emission, or so-called "yellow-label" vehicles, are to be removed from city streets after a three-month grace period. If drivers are found to be driving one of these vehicles within the city's Fifth Ring Road, they will be fined 100 yuan, which amounts to $15. Also, drivers found to be driving within the 6th Ring Road after...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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