Auto Industry Will Push for Rollback of Fuel Economy Regulations

Auto Industry Will Push for Rollback of Fuel Economy Regulations






Auto Industry Will Push for Rollback of Fuel Economy Regulations $F FoMoCo (NYSE:F) plans to push President Elect Donald Trump to soften US and state fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing automakers to build more EV’s (electric cars) and hybrids than are warranted by customer demand. In Y 2008, there were 12 EVs offered […]






Iran Starts Construction on 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Iran Starts Construction on 2nd Nuclear Power Plant






Iran Starts Construction on 2nd Nuclear Power Plant Iran began building its 2nd nuclear power plant with Russian help Saturday, the 1st such project since last year’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers. The project in the southern port city of Bushehr will eventually include two power plants expected to go online in 10 years. […]






S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings

S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings






S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings The agency affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term ratings for the emirate despite low Crude Oil prices  Ratings agency S&P has maintained its strong ratings for Abu Dhabi despite the impact of low Crude Oil prices on the Emirate’s economy. In its latest report, S&P affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term and ‘A-1+’ short-term […]






Solar Impulse 2 Completes Historic Round-the-World Flight

Solar Impulse 2 Completes Historic Round-the-World Flight






Solar Impulse 2 Completes Historic Round-the-World Flight The Zero-fuel plane landed in Abu Dhabi Tuesday morning, more than a year after setting off from the UAE capital Solar Impulse 2 has completed its round-the-world trip powered only by the Sun after landing at Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Airport Tuesday morning. The Zero-fuel aeroplane set off […]






San Gabriel, California Wildfires Rage Residents Warned of Evacuations

San Gabriel, California Wildfires Rage Residents Warned of Evacuations






San Gabriel, California, Wildfires Rage, Residents Warned of Evacuations The Fish and Reservoir fires, which authorities are now calling the San Gabriel Complex Fire, burned more than 5,400 acres overnight. The 2 wildfires burning in the Angeles National Forest, dubbed the San Gabriel Complex Fire, are burning out of control, and more residents are being […]






Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Tempatures

Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Tempatures






Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Temperatures Update: Wildfire warnings were posted across parts of 3 Western US states Sunday as a heat wave baked the region in record, triple-digit temperatures, stoking flames in California from the coastal foothills outside Santa Barbara to desert brush near the Mexican border. For an area stretching from Southern […]






Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”






Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter” The wildfire in Santa Barbara County, California has burned thousands of acres and prompted the declaration of a local emergency as firefighters continue into the weekend facing extremely difficult conditions. More than 1,200 personnel were responding to the wild fire, which has been […]






F1: Ferrari to Have Upgraded Power-plant for Canadian GP

F1: Ferrari to Have Upgraded Power-plant for Canadian GP






F1: Ferrari to Have Upgraded Power-plant for Canadian GP $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) will seek extra power from a new-spec turbo, plus enhanced tire grip in qualifying this weekend for the Canadian Grand Prix. The Scuderia will install the new turbo on Sebastian Vettel’s 3rd power unit of the season for this weekend’s race around the […]






People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?”

People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?”






People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?” $GM, $TSLA, $DDAIF, $BMW:DE, $POAHY Not too long EV’s (electric vehicles) were a rarity on the road and the track, and dream of hardcore environmentalists. That seems to be changing now and consumers are to believe the media hyperbole and some industry experts, EV’s will […]






Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California

Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California






Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California Armies of bark beetles are ravaging drought-weakened pine trees forests throughout California in a fast spreading epidemic that biologists fear could soon turn catastrophic. Local, state and federal officials are helpless against the pestilence, which has turned hundreds of thousands of acres of forest brown and left huge […]






Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand

Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand






Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand Continued demand for capital and consumer goods drove imports growth of 11.7% in March this year, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said this week. The agency reported that imports reached US$6.4-B from 5.7-B in the same frame last year. “This is on account of higher purchases of capital […]






Smoke From Wildfires Kill People

Smoke From Wildfires Kill People






Smoke From Wildfires Kill People Wildfires like the ones raging in Indonesia cross mountains and oceans, spreading lung-clogging particles and toxic chemicals. The emissions from wildfire smoke have tremendous public health implications. Around the world, billions of people are finding that the air carries a dangerous dose of smoke as wildfires become bigger and more intense. […]






Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World

Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World






Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many huge fires on an earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather. Earlier this year, large wildfires hit spots on opposite ends of the world, from Tasmania to Oklahoma-Kansas. Last year, Alaska and California pushed the […]






Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars

Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars






Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars As forest fires devour trees and other plants, they release the carbon stored in the vegetation into the atmosphere. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of California used satellite observations of fires and a computer model to estimate just […]






Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming






Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming Deforestation may well be the Key “man-made” contributor to global warming. Cut down trees gradually rot, giving off CO2 (carbon dioxide) the most important of the man- made, heat-trapping ‘Greenhouse gases’. Burn them, they give off CO2 faster. A possible solution is to manage this deforestation prudently, […]






Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste






Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash, Fuel and Waste Deforestation is clearing our planet’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but huge areas are lost each year to commercial interests. The data shows that the world’s […]