Archives for 5月 2014

8 States Pave Road For 3.3 Million Electric Vehicles By 2025

“The progress we’ve made so far should give us confidence that we can take electric cars to the next level,” Travis Madsen, global warming solutions program manager at Environment America, said in a statement.

Eight governors pledged to do their part in putting 3.3 million zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) on the road by 2025 back in October, and now they have laid out an 11-step plan to do so. The states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—issued a joint report this week that reveals their plans,

Google Faces Up To Image Problem In Europe

Anti-Google sentiment used to be an “edge phenomenon,” said Hans de Zwart of Bits of Freedom, a Dutch digital rights group. “Now it’s slowly moving toward the core,” he said. “More and more people are feeling this.”

In this Wednesday, June 27, 2012, file photo, Vic Gundotra, Google Senior Vice President of Engineering, talks about Google Plus at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

AMSTERDAM — As Google bowed to a European court ruling to consider users' claims to remove embarrassing search results, the company took the first step toward preventing any more such punishing decisions — acknowledging it has an image problem in Europe. The company was stunned in May when a court said it would have to accept Europeans' "right

Infant Formula Manufacturers Urged To Stay Out Of Delivery Wards

Breastfeeding rates are back on the rise after decades of decline, despite formula manufacturers’ best efforts to get new mothers hooked on their products early.

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WASHINGTON --- Nearly two dozen organizations and almost 18,000 mothers are calling on three of the United States’ largest manufacturers of infant formula to halt the longstanding practice of promoting their products in hospitals, particularly by giving out “discharge bags” full of free samples to new moms. Critics say women who receive such

STUDY: Species Are Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster Because Of Humans

The primary cause of this dramatic rise in loss of species is human population growth, habitat loss and increased consumption,.

A new landmark study, published yesterday in Science, has found that the current rate of species extinctions is more than 1,000 times greater than their natural rate, calculated from the fossil record and genetic data spanning millions of years, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. The primary cause of this dramatic rise in loss of

Texas’ Top Prosecutor: Drug Source Can Be Secret

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DALLAS (AP) — Texas can keep secret the name of its supplier for its execution drugs, the state attorney general determined after law enforcement argued that suppliers face serious danger. In the decision, Attorney General Greg Abbott's Office cited a "threat assessment" signed by Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw that

Vatican: Israel, Palestinian Peace Prayer June 8

Pope Francis: “Building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a constant torment.”

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will join Pope Francis for an afternoon praying for peace at the Vatican on June 8, the Vatican said Thursday. Francis had invited both men to "my home" to pray during his recent trip to the Middle East. Speaking from the biblical town of Bethlehem,