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Volvo takes success with carbon-dioxide-neutral trucks to Washington, DC

Source: NordicNet, Mon March 10, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - After the Volvo Groupís notable showcasing of carbon-dioxide-neutral trucks in Stockholm and Brussels last year, it is now Washington, DCís turn.

EU wants partial ban of toxic paint removers this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Thu February 14, 2008
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The sale and use of paint removers containing dichloromethane, a chemical with toxic vapor, would be restricted under a proposal made by European Union regulators on Thursday. Some experts have expressed concern that a number of accidents and deaths in the EU in recent years were linked to use of the substance, the European Commission said.

Hydrogen-Burning Hypersonic Airplane: Going Green at Mach-5

Source: ENN, Sat February 02, 2008
Abingdon, England, UK - The proposed future of air travel is quite a marvel.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Carbon windfall to go to clean energy: official

Source: ENN, Thu September 27, 2007
Milan, Italy - The European Commission wants to back alternative energy like wind and solar with the money it raises from sales of carbon emissions permits, which could reach billions of euros, a senior EC official said on Wednesday.

Egypt’s Oldest Known Art Identified, Is 15,000 Years Old

Qurta, Egypt - Rock face drawings and etchings recently rediscovered in southern Egypt are similar in age and style to the iconic Stone Age cave paintings in Lascaux, France, and Altamira, Spain, archaeologists say.

Analysis: Tibotec drugs zap resistant HIV

Source: Science Daily, Fri July 06, 2007
Los Angeles, California, USA - Researchers said Thursday that new anti-AIDS drugs can suppress the virus to undetectable levels, even for patients with highly resistant strains of HIV.

Most European Beaches Clean, EU Report Shows

Source: ENN, Fri June 01, 2007
Brussels, Belgium - Europe's holiday beaches won generally high ratings on Thursday from the European Commission, which reported nearly nine out of 10 in good condition on the coasts, but only six out of 10 inland.

4,000-year-old tomb unearthed in Egypt

Source: Gulf Times, Mon May 21, 2007
Near Minya, Egypt - Belgian archaeologists have discovered the intact tomb of an Egyptian courtier who lived about 4,000 years ago, Egyptís culture ministry said yesterday.

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