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

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.
"We need to develop creative ways to make sure the benefits of energy efficiency are going to all ends of the spectrum of energy consumers -- not just large consumers, but low income citizens and tenants."
- Laurie Burt, Massachusetts Environmental Protection commissioner

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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.

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.

Oscar the cat predicts patients’ deaths

Source: Yahoo! News, Thu July 26, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island, USA - Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours.

Lithium-Ion Motorcycles: Better batteries are making electric motorcycles possible

Source: Technology Review, Thu July 19, 2007
Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Advanced battery technologies are enabling a much cleaner alternative to pollution-spewing gas-powered motorcycles, and could help promote a larger-scale move toward electric vehicles.

15 seals released into water after rehab at Connecticut aquarium

Source: WHDH, Tue May 22, 2007
Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA - Fifteen seals were released back into the water Thursday after being rehabilitated at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

Internet exercise motivation programs effective: study

Source: CBC, Tue May 15, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island, USA - Web-based exercise motivation program helps couch potatoes to get moving as well as traditional, print-based programs, a new study suggests.

Three fishermen rescued from sinking boat

Source: Providence Journal, Tue January 23, 2007
Off Newport, Rhode Island, USA - Their engine room was flooding so fast on Thursday that the three fishermen aboard the Seamus Liam didnt have time to don their insulated survival suits before being forced into the 43-degree water, according to the Coast Guard

Teen who loves Middle Ages fights for yearbook photo

Source: Denton Record-Chronicle, Mon January 15, 2007
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - Seventeen-year-old Patrick Agin often spends a week whittling a single arrow, and he's learning to make chain mail armor by hand.

Brain-implant provides control for completely paralyzed man

Source: New Scientist Tech, Sat July 15, 2006
Brown University, RI - A man paralysed from the neck down by knife injuries sustained five years ago can now check his email, control a robot arm and even play computer games using the power of thought alone

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