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CNNMoney: Auto engineers: Mileage rules will hurt safetyupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 14:44:00

Stringent fuel economy requirements like those set for 2025 will be impossible to meet without sacrificing the safety of the vehicles we'll drive in the future.

Mixed reaction to calls for new nuclear safety rulesupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 21:55:00

A call for stiffened safety rules at American nuclear plants after the March disaster in Japan got mixed reviews from both the industry and its critics Wednesday.

Nuclear experts: Many challenges, few options for Japaneseupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 19:32:00

Nuclear experts at the Union of Concerned Scientists said again Thursday there are many challenges ahead and few options left to Japanese workers trying to ease the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Nuclear power is on trialupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 18:22:00

As frightening as Japan's unfolding nuclear crisis is, worrying about the possibility of an earthquake-related nuclear disaster in the United States should not be our only concern.

Fortune: Nukes in my backyardupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 10:31:00

Long left for dead, the U.S. nuclear power industry appears poised for a comeback.

Libraries in suspense over lead regulationsupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 19:36:00

Librarians across the United States are making noise about new federal restrictions on lead that could take books out of the hands of children.

Time.com: Drought Endangering Nuclear Powerupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 11:00:00

Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply them

Hybrid hackersupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 05:00:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports on a group of drivers known as "Mileage Maniacs" that hack into their hybrid cars.

All About: Greener drivingupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 05:00:00

A fact that may surprise people: the most recycled consumer product in the world is the car: 95 percent of all cars get recycled at the end of their lives, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Technology rebuilds reefsupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 01:07:00

Electricity is used to revive coral reefs threatened by climate change. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

All About: Coral Reefsupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 01:07:00

Coral reefs are often referred to as the canaries of the ocean -- because, like the canary in a mine, they give an indicator of the dangers that lie ahead. Judging by the state of coral reefs these days, if you happen to be a fish, it's not looking good for you.

CNNMoney: Fuel efficiency and the American driverupdated: Sat Dec 01 2007 13:15:00

More hybrids. More diesels. Smaller engines and fancier technology. And an initial sticker price increase that could total a couple thousand dollars.

Congress close to raising fuel economy standardsupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 12:11:00

Congress is finalizing a deal that would raise the fuel economy standards for most U.S. cars and trucks for the first time in more than 30 years.

Fortune: In search of safe nukesupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 02:43:00

There is a remote valley in southeastern Idaho -- 890 square miles; desolate, dry and stunningly beautiful -- that is the place to go for atomic lore. It's the home of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where on December 20, 1951, scientists succeeded for the first time in converting nuclear power into electricity. They lit four 75-watt light bulbs. The next day they lit the whole lab.

Fortune: Going nuclearupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 02:40:00

"We were at heightened security - we were at red," recalls Al Griffith, spokesman for the utility that owns the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire.

CNNMoney: Exxon linked to climate change pay outupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 12:00:00

A think tank partly funded by Exxon Mobil sent letters to scientists offering them up to $10,000 to critique findings in a major global warming study released Friday which found that global warming was real and likely caused by burning fossil fuels.

Money Magazine: SUVs, Small Cars and Safetyupdated: Tue Aug 01 2006 00:01:00

SO YOU'RE FEELING THE PAIN AT THE PUMP, and you're thinking about getting a smaller car. It's just that they're so...small. How could you feel safe, when SUVs still roam the highways? Easy, says Da...

Fortune: How Do You Feel About Nuclear Power Now? There are new reasons to build more plants--and new reasons to fear them.updated: Mon Mar 04 2002 00:01:00

On the western edge of the vast Nevada Test Site, where hundreds of nuclear weapons have been detonated, lies a dusty ridgeline known as Yucca Mountain. Located in a desert region of north-south mo...

Fortune: Pain and suffering on the march, fair wages for weak hitters, why Zoe got off easy, and other matters. SEXISM AND THE SINGLE PLAupdated: Mon Feb 22 1993 00:01:00

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), departing from its traditional preoccupation with nuclear war, is now spearheading a campaign to alert the world to a different kind of holocaust: humans' d...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Aug 13 1990 00:01:00

NEIL BUSH, 35, the President's son, on the possibility of having to defend himself against government conflict-of-interest charges involving his directorship of Silverado, a bankrupt S&L: ''It's an...

Fortune: Pitching Star Warsupdated: Mon Nov 25 1985 00:01:00

* The ad, playing on local Washington, D.C., television stations, opens with a drawing of a family outside their house and the voice of a little girl saying: ''Right now, we can't protect ourselves...

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