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Geneva Motor Show: So Many Cars, So Little Time 25.2.2011 NY Times: Automobiles
The organizers of the Geneva auto show promise “nearly 170 world and European premieres.” More than 40 of those will feature some sort of green technology.

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If You Want 40 M.P.G., You’ll Shift for Yourself 25.2.2011 NY Times: Automobiles
The Chevrolet Cruze Eco now qualifies as America’s highest-mileage conventional gasoline car. But drivers will have to do their own shifting.

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Companies Cutting Use of Rare Earths 25.2.2011 TreeHugger
Companies Cutting Use of Rare Earths
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The Week in Pictures: Volvo's Three-In-One Car, NASA Measures Airborne Grit, and More (Slideshow) 25.2.2011 TreeHugger
The Week in Pictures: Volvo's Three-In-One Car, NASA Measures Airborne Grit, and More (Slideshow)
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One Tonne Life: Test Driving the Volvo C30 Electric Family Car (Interview) 25.2.2011 TreeHugger
One Tonne Life: Test Driving the Volvo C30 Electric Family Car (Interview)
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Your guide to a great green weekend in Portland 25.2.2011 From A to Green
by Holly Richmond. Can you think of a greener city than Portland? Nope, didn’t think so. The City of Roses occupies a warm, squishy spot in the hearts of many a biker, climate hawk, and nature-lovah. We asked you to share your fave local breweries, organic cafés, and green hangouts, and compiled your best ideas into a car-free guide to a great green weekend in Portland. Friday night From the Amtrak or Greyhound station, arm yourself with $2.05 and follow these directions to the Portland Hawthorne Hostel (they work if you’re coming from the airport too). You can nab the private room with a porch (about $60/night) by calling ahead. The uber-green hostel has a green roof, harvests rainwater, and rents bikes. (Hostile to hostels? Stay at the adorable Bluebird Guesthouse nearby, with themed rooms like the Elliott Smith and Gabriel Garcia-Marquez rooms; or the hipster-approved Jupiter Hotel , which rents bikes and also boasts a restaurant and bar.) Ditch your bags and head ...
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Rolls Royce electric car will let blue-bloods go green 25.2.2011 Gristmill
by Jess Zimmerman. Here’s what needs to happen for electric cars to become the new industry standard: They need to be seen as sexier, manlier, and more upscale than original fossil-fuel flavor. We know, we know, but don’t shoot the messenger. Fortunately, Rolls Royce is now making inroads into the last one (and maybe the first) by unveiling a new electric car . The Rolls-Royce 102EX, also known as the Phantom Experimental Electric , will be used as part of a pilot project to test the future of EVs with the car company’s core drivers. If it goes into production, this will be one of the first EVs for the super luxury market. “We have engineered the world’s first battery electric vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment,’ said CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. ‘With this vehicle, we begin an exploration into alternative drivetrains, seeking clarity on which alternative technologies may be suitable to drive Rolls-Royce motor cars of the future.” ...
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Oscars Accessory Checklist: Handbag, Heels, Hybrid 25.2.2011 NPR: Morning Edition
In the past few years some image-conscious stars have added another item to their Oscar ensemble: an environmentally friendly luxury car. One Los Angeles company will chauffeur dozens of stars in hybrid or natural gas-powered luxury vehicles and SUVs to Sunday's awards ceremony.
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Advertising: Ford Tries a Global Campaign for its Global Car 25.2.2011 NY Times: Business
Television and print ads will look similar from country to country; digital ads, on Web sites and in social media, will be more customized for local markets.

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The Climate Post: Tension over Middle East oil 25.2.2011 Grist Magazine
by Mason Inman. Over the past week, the unrest in the Middle East deepened, with growing protests in Bahrain and Libya , and more draconian measures by the countries’ leaders to quash the opposition. Libya is a significant oil exporter , and the first member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to experience significant protests in recent months. The developments have roiled the oil markets , driving the price above $110 a barrel —the highest since the bubble-inflated peak burst in July 2008, after spiking to nearly $150 a barrel. It could spike as high as $220 a barrel , a Japanese bank warned. Some of the major oil companies exporting from Libya stopped operation , and an Italian company shut down its gas pipeline out of Libya. An ex-CIA field officer and Times’ intelligence columnist reports Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may soon sabotage his country’s oil pipelines . Although Libya’s production is only about 2 percent of the ...
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Shuttle Discovery blasts off on its final flight 25.2.2011 MSNBC

Feb. 24: Watch as Discovery leaves the launch pad for its final flight into space, and eventual rendezvous with the international space station. (Other)After a last-minute glitch, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off Thursday on its final voyage, heading for the International Space Station with six astronauts and a humanoid robot.


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Report: Nation’s Best Pollution Law Should Combat Global Warming 25.2.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

A report released by the Center for Biological Diversity today clearly shows that the Clean Air Act needs to be harnessed to its fullest extent — not weakened — in order to significantly address climate change and stave off floods, fires, water shortages, species extinctions and other catastrophic effects of this global crisis.

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Households in transit-oriented locations save more energy and emissions than even 'green' households in sprawl 24.2.2011 Switchboard, from NRDC
     A new, peer-reviewed analysis performed by the staff of Jonathan Rose Companies, with assistance from the federal EPA, shows the power of a superior location in substantially reducing a household’s environmental footprint.  In fact, it shows this is so...
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Spiking Oil Prices: Time To Worry Yet? 24.2.2011 NPR News
The price of the main U.S. oil contract hit $100 a barrel Wednesday — the highest in more than two years. And when the price of oil rises, the price of just about everything else — driving, heating, eating, shopping and more — starts to move up too. Is it time to get really worried?
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Kurdish protests mar 'The Other Iraq' 24.2.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A city that stands out in Iraq for its quality of life - the electricity works, the water's clean and there's even a bowling alley - has turned violent and tense in the past week as at least four protesters have been killed in marches against cronyism and corruption.
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Bits: A Start-Up Aims at Power Conversion to Save Electricity 24.2.2011 NY Times: Technology
A Google Ventures backed startup says it can save electricity with a new type of power conversion module based on gallium nitride. It plans to target the data center market first.

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Cars that get 40 mpg: what buyers need to know 24.2.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Drive
WASHINGTON -- If you're worried about rising gasoline prices, you'll find plenty of options for fuel-efficient cars in 2011.
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Letters to the editor 23.2.2011 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Sat, 19/02/2011

West props up dictators

The US only gave up supporting the oppressive Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt when it became absolutely apparent he and his ruling elite couldn’t continue to hold power.

Mubarak’s brutal regime was able to maintain control through mass terror, coercion and the help of massive military and political aid from the US and its western allies as well as Saudi Arabia and Israel.

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Libya live report (AFP) 23.2.2011 Yahoo: Top Stories

A Tunisian woman carries her bags past the Ras Jdir border post between Libya and Tunisia, near the Tunisian city of Ben Guerdane, after leaving Libya on Wednesday. Hundreds more Tunisians fled Libya to escape unrest as the government demanded its neighbour stop using force against civilians in a bloody crackdown on protests that has left hundreds dead.(AFP/Lionel Bonaventure)AFP - 1700 GMT: This live text report is concluding as night falls in Libya after a momentous day following leader Moamer Kadhafi's call for his supporters to rise up and crush the unrest.


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Volvo's New Car Turns from Plug-In Electric, to Hybrid, to Diesel With a Button 23.2.2011 TreeHugger
Volvo's New Car Turns from Plug-In Electric, to Hybrid, to Diesel With a Button
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