Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table and raises the question whether we should be aiming for sustainable seafood or restorative seafood.
October 29, 2010
Here are a few stories about communities that have been affected by coal ash. Remember that 90% of Americans live with in 50 miles of a coal ash dump...
Did you know that there are less regulations regarding the disposal of coal ash than there are for normal everyday garbage?
The EPA is requesting comments on whether they should regulate coal ash - Click here to let them know your thoughts.
Both the Volt and the Leaf are among the 14 semifinalists for the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year award.
On challenging two-lane roads, the Leaf and Volt each felt quite at home, even traveling at brisk speeds. The Leaf's steering is lighter and has better feel than the Volt's, although the electric Nissan is hardly awash in feedback. The Leaf was quicker to head into a turn, and the Volt felt more nose-heavy. There was more of a pause before the Volt began to change direction.
Both cars' bodies felt solid, perhaps partly because their large battery packs provide some additional bracing for vehicles' structures. Even under hard cornering the body lean on each is nicely controlled, a benefit of the weighty batteries sitting low in the vehicles.
The grip is more than adequate, although their low-rolling resistance tires ultimately provide less cornering grip than a conventional tire. The ride quality of each car was adequately comfortable even on a broken surface. The feel of the Leaf's brakes was better than the Volt's, on which the pedal felt too soft.
The electric motors in each car provide instant as well as relatively strong and steady acceleration, a reminder that under the right circumstances electricity can be a great playmate.
Chevrolet says the Volt will go from zero to 60 m.p.h. in about 8.5 seconds. Nissan has not released a zero-to-60 time, but a writer for Green Car Advisor recently reported clocking the Leaf at 7.7 seconds.
When it comes to ride and handling, these are real cars with different dynamic natures. The Volt is a pleasant cruiser and commuter, while the Leaf is more lively and may appeal more to a driving enthusiast, albeit a driving enthusiast on a leash.
The Obama administration on Monday approved what investors say will be the world's largest concentrated solar power plant and one that more than doubles all of U.S. solar output and can power at least 300,000 homes.
Construction on the $6 billion, 1GW plant is expected to start by the end of 2010, with production starting in 2013. Developer Solar Millennium, a company based in Germany, says the plant will generate 1,066 construction jobs and 295 permanent jobs.
The plant will use "parabolic trough" system whereby parabolic mirrors focus the sun's energy onto collector tubes. Fluid in the tubes is then heated and sent to a boiler, which sends live steam to a turbine to produce electricity.
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19 States including Massachusetts had their warmest April - June in the 116 years that records have been kept.
6 States had their 2nd warmest April - June in the 116 years that records have been kept.
That means that half of the states in the union had either their warmest or 2nd warmest April to June since records have been kept.
New satellite images from NASA show the extraordinary scope of the continuing disaster in Pakistan, where thousands of square miles of land remain submerged two months after the country was hit by catastrophic flooding. The area still submerged is the size of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island combined and 1 million people are still homeless.
A satellite image captured last week shows floodwaters lingering in Sindh Province and Manchhar Lake at twice its normal size.
A satellite image from October 2009 shows the Indus River as it looks typically.