Toyota to Manufacture Yaris for US in European facility

June 27, 2012 / 1 Comment

For the first time in its history, the Japanese automaker Toyota is going to manufacture vehicles in Europe and import them to the US. Announcing the move,Toyota said that it will manufacture the Yaris models with specs for US and Canada in its facility in Onnaing-Valenciennes, France. This plant, originally scheduled to produce cars for the European markets, has been manufacturing the ...

US Stays Away from Coal Plants in 2010, Coal Sector Faces a Gradual Death

January 4, 2011 / No Comments

Amidst the climatic changes and related issues during the past one year, there is certain subtler news to be happy with.  The Washington Post has analyzed the 2010 investment trends in the energy sector and the same provides some hope for environment enthusiasts.

Los Angeles County to Implement the Largest Ban on Plastic Bags in the US

November 17, 2010 / No Comments

The Los Angeles County is going ahead with the largest plastic bag ban ever to be implemented in the US. The ban in the LA County indicates that it will be enforced among a population of 1.1 million people, which is not a small number.

Deca-BDE Flame Retardant to be Phased Out of the US by 2013

December 22, 2009 / 1 Comment

Deca-BDE is the most commonly used flame retardant material in the US, and around the world as a whole. However, by 2013, this material will be completely removed from application in the United States, as a result of a new deal between Chemtura and Albemarie Corporation, its US producers - ICL Industrial Products Inc, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

NASA Ready to Test New Ares I-X Rocket (Video)

October 22, 2009 / 1 Comment

NASA's  new Ares I-X  test rocket is on the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in preparation for its debut launch scheduled for October 27. The Ares I-X  is a prototype for the Ares 1 rocket NASA plans to use to launch its shuttle successor, the Orion spacecraft. The flight test will provide NASA with an opportunity to ...

Climate Change Bill: Business Groups in US Warns of ‘Green Trade War’

July 29, 2009 / No Comments

Major business groups in the United States have warned US Congress that it will trigger what may be called a “green trade war” if Congress passes a climate change bill which “threatens” other countries with taxes on energy-intensive goods. In a letter to US Senate leaders, the National Foreign Trade Council, the United States Chamber of Commerce and two other groups ...

Unexplored Oil and Gas Resources in the Arctic, Mostly Russian

May 29, 2009 / No Comments

They say the balance of power shifts with the control over natural gases and oil reserves. It might be the right notion with Russia, US, Canada and Denmark staking their claim over the region that falls north of the Arctic Circle. These countries would get back to staking their claims as scientists from the USGS in collaboration with international researchers have ...

Crude Oil Recession: Oil Demand in US Drops to 2003 Levels

February 4, 2009 / No Comments

Irrespective of the reasons that have contributed to this, it is indeed heartening to see that the amount of crude oil that is being used currently in the US, has dropped to the consumption levels of 2003. According to the American Petroleum Institute, demand for oil in the U.S. in 2008 went down by 6% to 19.4m barrels/day. And while that ...