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Energy debate leads to unprecedented government shutdown in Pennsylvania
10 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
More than 24,000 state workers in Pennsylvania are back on the job today, after a fierce debate over budget issues -- including transportation and clean energy -- led Gov. Ed Rendell (D) to enact an unprecedented partial government shutdown yesterday. At a late-night press conference, Rendell said an agreement had ...
Ford, Southern California Edison partner to test plug-in hybrids
10 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
Two No. 2 businesses have unveiled a first-of-its-kind alliance: Ford Motor Co., the No. 2 automaker in the U.S., and Southern California Edison, the country's second-largest utility, will partner for "real-world" testing of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Starting late this year, Ford will begin sending 20 plug-in Escape SUVs to Edison, ...
New documentary takes a look at eccentric soap purveyor Dr. Bronner
10 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
The wackadoo jargon encircling bottles of Dr. Bronner's organic, animal-friendly soap products is infamous ("ENJOY ONLY 2 COSMETICS, enough sleep & Dr. Bronner's 'Magic Soap' to clean body-mind-spirit instantly uniting One! All-One!"), and the story of the not-really-a-doctor and his all-purpose cleaning empire is just as quirky as one might ...
Rep. John Dingell proposes carbon tax, doesn't really mean it
10 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the powerful chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, plans to introduce a carbon-tax bill that would raise the cost of burning fossil fuels. Yep, you heard that right: Dingell's proposal, announced in an interview on C-SPAN, would impose a double-digit tax on each ton ...
Popularity of "eco-kosher" diet growing in U.S.
10 Jul 2007 at 12:07pm
Eco-food awareness has undeniably seeped into the mainstream, and religious communities are no exception. More and more, a low-impact diet is seen not just as a matter of health or ethics, but as a spiritual obligation. As evidence, look no further than the quickly growing "eco-kosher" movement; its followers seek ...

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