Since a 1999 ban on two-stroke, carburetor engines went into full effect in 2001, levels of burned and unburned gasoline products in Lake Tahoe have declined by 80-90 percent according to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). The 1999 ban was instituted by the Governing Board of the TRPA, a bistate organization established to protect the lake. The board voted in favor of the engine ban after it reviewed data that estimated each day of the boating season resulted in carbureted two-stroke engines releasing 770 gallons of fuel into the lake.
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In a new report titled "Clone Town Britain," the London-based New Economics Foundation warns that the country’s town centers are rapidly being overrun by chain stores. "Retail spaces once filled with independent butchers, newsagents, tobacconists, pubs, book shops, greengrocers and family-owned general stores are becoming filled with supermarket retailers, fast-food chains, and global fashion outlets," the report says. Continue reading
A citizens group has filed legal appeals and staged demonstrations in an attempt to stop Wal-Mart from building a megastore near the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan, about 30 miles northeast of Mexico City. The massive store, which would carry the logo of Bodega Aurrera, one of Wal-Mart’s Mexican subsidiaries, would be visible from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, the largest Pre-Columbian stone pyramid in the Western Hemisphere. Continue reading
by David Morris
Originally published on Alternet – http://www.alternet.org/ – September 1, 2004
Equating a hybrid with a high-efficiency car was sufficient so long as a hybrid was a high-efficiency car. Enter the Ford Escape Ã‚â€“ it ain’t no Prius.
Note: Article originally published October 2002.
Note: Article below originally published October 2002.
NOTE: Article originally published October 2002.
Article originally published in October 2002
In electricity, everything is connected to virtually everything else. That is why, when electricity began to flow across state lines in significant volumes in the 1920s, regional power pools began to form. By 1965, when a blackout affected 30 million people in northeastern United States, regional power pools blanketed the nation. A national coordination council was established.
Article below originally posted in October 2002.
Wind energy is the fastest growing energy source in the world. Wind energy provides benefits to land owners and rural communities, but not as much as it could be. At least that’s what Dan Juhl, principal of Dan Mar Associates in Minnesota, believes and he has created an interesting solution.
Here Come the Low-Mileage Hybrids by David Morris Originally published in Alternet, September 1, 2004 Equating a hybrid with a high-efficiency car was sufficient so long as a hybrid was a high-efficiency car. Enter the Ford Escape – it ain’t no Prius. The introduction by Ford this month of a hybrid SUV marks the end… Continue reading