In the news...
- Nissan to start selling fuel cell cars in 2003
Thursday, August 01 2002 @ 08:27 AM CDT
Contributed by: Pascal
"TOKYO (REUTERS) Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Japan's third largest automaker,
said this week it plans to sell its first fuel cell car next year, speeding
up its original plans for a launch in 2005.
"We are advancing it by two years," Nissan Chief Executive Carlos
Ghosn told a news conference.
The announcement is a boost for Nissan's reputation in environmental
friendly auto technology, which was seen to be lagging far behind rivals
Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co." ...more
Bush Introduces Clear Skies Legislation
Wednesday, July 31 2002 @ 11:09 AM CDT
Contributed by: WatchDog
"WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) Legislation introduced Monday would implement
the Bush administration's market based approach to reducing air pollution
from power plants, known as the Clear Skies plan. But a new national poll
shows that most voters reject this approach, preferring the mandatory
emissions cuts and other mechanisms contained in the existing Clean Air
Nuclear technology cleans coal emissions
Monday, July 29 2002 @ 11:07 AM CDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
"POLAND (International Atomic Energy Agency) A coal-fired power plant
in Szczecin is now the site of a four-year IAEA technical co-operation Model
Project to demonstrate, on an industrial scale, a 'novel' technology.
Electron beam dry scrubbing (EBDS) works by recycling the flue gases
through a chamber, before they escape from the chimney, and exposing them to
low-energy electron radiation from an accelerator. As a result the toxic SO2
and NOx are transformed to other chemical forms. By adding ammonia to the
chamber, the resulting by-product, a dry powder, can be used as fertiliser.
Other cleaning systems do not have this beneficial effect and produce a lot
of waste. Although it is a radiation process, no radioactivity is produced
in the operation and there is no residual radiation." ...more
Naval Noise: Whale of a Problem
Monday, July 29 2002 @ 08:50 AM CDT
Contributed by: Pascal
"UNITED STATES (Wired) The U.S. Navy wants to keep tabs on the
seas. But it's facing a whale of a problem: The technologies it says it
needs to spy on enemy subs are so loud that they can ruin the lives of
nearby leviathans, which rely on their ears like we use our eyes.
Next Monday, lawyers representing the Navy and the National
Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will square off in U.S. District Court over
a program that tests new sub-detection techniques in coastal waters -- the
most heavily populated part of the oceans." ...more
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