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Obama Needs to Come Clean on Conservation 5.6.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Derrick Z. Jackson

WE STILL AWAIT a landmark declaration of independence from oil by President Obama. He hinted at it in a speech on the economy this week at Carnegie Mellon University, where he noted the "inherent risks'' of drilling deep for oil, and said it was time to "aggressively accelerate'' the transition to a clean energy future and not hand the next generation a nation run solely on fossil fuels. But in a speech of nearly 5,000 words, one critical word was missing: Conservation.

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College, nonprofit group get federal funds 5.6.2010 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
College, nonprofit group get federal funds
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Have pen, will travel: Ritter to hold bill-signing ceremonies 5.6.2010 Denver Post: News: Local
Have pen, will travel: Ritter to hold bill-signing ceremonies
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Bodine becomes 6-time NASCAR Trucks winner 5.6.2010 Seattle Times: Top stories
Todd Bodine stayed in front for two late restarts, including a green-white-checkered finish, to become a six-time winner in the NASCAR Trucks Series at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.
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Obama needs to come clean on conservation 5.6.2010 Boston Globe: Opinion
Obama needs to come clean on conservation
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Ready To Wean Off Oil Yet? DIY Fuel for $1 Per Gallon 5.6.2010 TreeHugger
Ready To Wean Off Oil Yet? DIY Fuel for $1 Per Gallon
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Part of federal fishing area in Gulf reopens (AP) 5.6.2010 Yahoo: Business
AP - More than 16,000 square miles of fishing waters off the Florida coast are reopening after officials said Gulf oil did not move into the area.
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Big Fuel Savings Are Possible, But It Will Cost Us 4.6.2010 Wired Top Stories
Current technology can cut automotive fuel use by up to 50 percent, but it won't be cheap. See what your options are if you want to up your efficiency quotient.


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Today on Planet 100: Top 5 Eco Athletes (Video) 4.6.2010 TreeHugger
Today on Planet 100: Top 5 Eco Athletes (Video)
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Peninsula College tries to reduce carbon footprint 4.6.2010 Seattle Times: Local
Peninsula College is reducing its carbon footprint by urging bus ridership, recycling paper products and using environmentally friendly construction methods.
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Tesla Battery Car Credit Sales to Honda Ease Roadster Losses 4.6.2010 SFGate: Business & Technology
Tesla Battery Car Credit Sales to Honda Ease Roadster Losses
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Portland's Green Drop auto shop offers a bike loaner while a car gets repaired 4.6.2010 PDX Green - A blog about sustainable living - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Green Drop Garage in Southeast Portland didn't loan him a car while it serviced his Toyota, but instead offered him a bike. Quach pedaled to the park, read a book and took a nap. When Green Drop called to say his car was ready, Quach pedaled back.
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Oil by the numbers: While waiting and hoping for an end to the spill, let’s address our insatiable demand 4.6.2010 Houston Chronicle: Editorial
We'll offer one number that hasn't received the attention it deserves: 20 million. That's roughly the number of barrels of oil consumed each day by this country's cars, trucks, heavy equipment — everything.


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Chrysler CEO sees natural gas powering more cars 4.6.2010 SFGate: Business & Technology
Chrysler CEO sees natural gas powering more cars
BP cuts ruptured oil pipe (Reuters) 4.6.2010 Yahoo: Top Stories

A contract worker carries a bag filled with oil globs oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Dauphin Island, Alabama June 2, 2010. REUTERS/Lee CelanoReuters - BP inched ahead on Thursday with a painstaking attempt to cap its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and to safely siphon off some of the billowing crude in a high-stakes bid to curtail the 45-day-old deep-sea gusher


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An American Electric Car by Way of China and Japan 3.6.2010 NY Times: Automobiles
Coda Automotive, an electric car start-up, plans to begin delivering its first cars to customers in California at the end of the year.

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China to Subsidize Electric Cars and Hybrids 3.6.2010 NY Times: Automobiles
China to Subsidize Electric Cars and Hybrids
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Eco City Dreaming 3.6.2010 Orion Magazine Articles
On the ways in which green building and affordable housing intersect -- or, more often, don't.
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Team from Mendham school has fastest car at Solar Sprints 3.6.2010 The Daily Record: Local
When the Pac Man racer outlasted the competition at the Inter-County Junior Solar Sprint Finals, its designers spoke of the event's theme before mentioning their victory.
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Hydrogen taking back seat for electric cars 3.6.2010 Chicago Tribune: Business
Hydrogen taking back seat for electric cars
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