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Portugal commissions world’s first Nissan Leaf electric car police fleet

Portugal's Police has put the world's first Nissan Leaf police car fleet on the streets. The eight-car fleet will help PSP in its goal to reduce its carbon footprint.
"We pride ourselves in being the first police force in the world to incorporate cars with zero-emission technology as part of our 5,000 vehicle fleet,"
- Superintendent Paul Gomes Valente, National Director of PSP

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Portugal commissions world’s first Nissan Leaf electric car police fleet

Source: GizMag, Mon July 16, 2012
Portugal's Police has put the world's first Nissan Leaf police car fleet on the streets. The eight-car fleet will help PSP in its goal to reduce its carbon footprint.

Water is Life

Source: New Earth Rising, Fri September 18, 2009
In southern Portugal, a pilot model shows how the desertification of the Mediterranean and other threatened places in the world can be stopped. It is also a model for regional food autonomy.

Portugal finds a power niche in the sun

Source: MSNBC, Thu March 20, 2008
Amareleja, Portugal - Broad fields of giant solar panels as big as houses tilt toward the sun in this torrid patch of the Iberian peninsula.

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.

UNESCO adds 23 new sites to global network of biosphere reserves

Source: United Nations News Centre, Fri September 21, 2007
United Nations - Remote cloud forests in Viet Nam, hundreds of atolls in Micronesia and mangroves in El Salvador are featured in the 23 ecosystems which were added today to a United Nations network set up to fight biodiversity loss and promote sustainable development that helps local communities.

Weird Creatures Found on Deep-Sea “Mountain Range”

Source: National Geographic News, Thu August 23, 2007
Mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean - Abundant new and rare marine species have been discovered on a deep-sea mountain range in the middle of the North Atlantic, scientists say.

The new 7 Wonders of the World are Named

Source: I4U News, Mon July 09, 2007
Lisbon, Portugal - As reported earlier today, the new 7 Wonders have been announced at a show in Lisbon tonight.

Portugal Opens 11-MW Solar Power Plant

Source: DailyTech, Tue April 03, 2007
Serpa, Portugal - Portugal is doing its part to invest in renewable energy with the dedication of a new 11-megawatt (MW) solar plant.

Man leaves money to strangers

Source: Ananova, Thu March 22, 2007
Lisbon, Portugal - A Portuguese man left money in his will to 70 people he randomly picked out of the phone book.

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