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Honda Unveils New Breed of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Honda Unveils New Breed of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

A commercial fully hydrogen car is hitting the pollution-fogged highways of southern California in 2008. At the Los Angeles Auto Show Honda just unveiled its FCX Clarity, an “advanced fuel cell” car that gets about 68 mpg, accelerates cheetah-like, is as silent as a church, emits only water out the tailpipe, looks cool outside and in, and handles as well as a sports car. If you live in southern California you can lease one for $600 a month for three years.

December 13, 2007

Geneticists Create Tree That is Directly Convertible to Ethanol

Geneticists Create Tree That is Directly Convertible to Ethanol

Scientists are tinkering with tree DNA to create a new way of burning wood. No, not in a stove. In our cars and other engines driven by combustion. Using genetic engineering techniques, a team from the forest biotechnology group at North Carolina State University is trying to remake the nature of cellulose in wood. Their goal: reduce the lignin in cellulose that prevents the alchemy of turning wood to ethanol.

November 23, 2007

Chevron Agrees to $30 Million Settlement Over Saddam Kickbacks

Chevron Agrees to $30 Million Settlement Over Saddam Kickbacks

Chevron Corporation will pay $30 million to settle a fraud lawsuit stemming from its role in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. The U.S. attorney's office had alleged that Chevron paid bribes and kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's regime in exchange for oil it purchased through the program.

November 14, 2007

2008 Toyota Prius Number One in Fuel Economy; Under Fire for Stance on 32 MPG

2008 Toyota Prius Number One in Fuel Economy; Under Fire for Stance on 32 MPG

With oil prices setting new high jump records and the gas gauge on our cars stuck on “fill me,” the hybrid gas/electric cars are looking very attractive to consumers. Savings on car gas is a major part of national neurosis these days. If we can save money while in the cockpit of an environmentally forward and euro-electric looking vehicle, then the 2008 Toyota Prius is considered the top performer for car buyers to be checking out.

November 5, 2007

New Ad Campaign Says Heroes Drive Hummers

New Ad Campaign Says Heroes Drive Hummers

A new ad campaign will focus on the Hummer's utility in rescue operations, tying an unvirtuous brand to virtuous people like firefighters and relief workers. Shortly after the ads debut, a website soliciting stories and photos of charity and heroism from Hummer owners will launch.

October 31, 2007

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  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
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