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The E: Mini’s New Electric Car

Source: ENN, Sat October 25, 2008
Munich, Germany - The BMW Group is about to become the first manufacturer of premium automobiles to deploy a fleet of nearly 500 all electric vehicles for private use in daily traffic.

First U.S. greenhouse cap-and-trade market opens

Source: ENN, Sat September 27, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - Ten states in the U.S. Northeast kicked off the country's first cap-and-trade market on greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, gaining accolades from environmentalists and many businesses but also eliciting concerns about how the states will spend the money the plan raises.

Musical reward for cabbie who returned $4M violin

Source: CBC, Wed May 07, 2008
Newark, New Jersey, USA - A New Jersey cab driver who reunited a professional violinist with his more than 250-year-old instrument was to receive his musical reward on Tuesday.

Boy Saves Grandmother From Choking on Jello

Source: MyFox Philadelphia, Tue March 25, 2008
Venice Park, New Jersey, USA - A'zir Spence is your typical 5-year-old boy.

Interview with “Tree Chick” Cindy Katz

Source: Everyday Giving Radio, Thu March 13, 2008
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - I had the privilege of interviewing Cindy Katz from Plant A Tree USA.

Free Reusable Bags at Whole Foods

Source: ENN, Sat February 02, 2008
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - Whole Foods Markets, from New Jersey to Virginia, began giving away one free reusable bag per customer yesterday to encourage shoppers to "BYOB" -- Bring Your Own Bag.

New Jersey scraps plan to buy Amazon rainforest timber

Source: MongaBay, Fri January 25, 2008
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - The city council of Ocean City in New Jersey voted 6-0 last Thursday to cancel a $1.1 million purchase of ipÍ timber originating in the Amazon rainforest.

Using less jet fuel and making it eco-friendly

Source: Princeton University, Tue October 23, 2007
Princeton, NJ - Princeton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Fred Dryer has a lofty goal: end the nation's reliance on oil for jet travel.

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.

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