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European Commission proposes revised vehicle emissions limits
8 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Last week, bullying from automakers and their allies led the European Commission to yank proposed rules regulating new-vehicle emissions. Now the commission has revised its proposal, and car czars are still in a swivet. Under the new rules, carbon dioxide emissions from new cars would be cut to 130 grams …

Microsoft’s Vista boasts energy-saving features, but does that mean it’s eco-…
8 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Microsoft is talking up the energy-saving aspects of its new, oh-so-long-in-the-making Vista operating system — namely, that it’s good at putting computers to sleep. On the other hand, Vista’s fancy-schmancy 3-D interface sucks up a fair bit of juice. Also, most existing computers aren’t powerful enough to run the system, …

Fisherfolk angle to keep marlin off of menus
8 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Hoping to smack down commercial fishing operations that are decimating Pacific marlin populations, sports anglers have launched a “No Marlin on the Menu!” campaign to discourage diners from ordering the popular game fish. To preserve marlin populations, many sportsfolk keep just one fish per day, per boat, but commercial fisherfolk …

Pro skateboarder Bob Burnquist ramps up his green work
8 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
You know how marathon runners load up on carbs before they race? Well, skateboarders load up on … junk food. At least, they did until Bob Burnquist came along. The pro skateboarder, who made headlines by grinding into the Grand Canyon, is a Brazilian native with a love of fresh, …

Texan Baptists turn themselves into quiet anti-coal activists
8 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Duty says we should report on the $5.9 billion Kyoto loophole that let China add simple upgrades to plants making a gas called HFC-23 and reap gigantic benefits through carbon trading. But yawn! Wouldn’t you rather read about Texan Baptists busting the shackles of their anti-eco-activism past to combat coal-fired …

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