The anniversary is an important milestone for Alcoa's innovative concept of using a buffer zone around an aluminum plant as a combination nature preserve and outdoor laboratory for environmental education.
EPA and NHTSA have announced a major effort improve fuel efficiency and emissions performance in commercial vehicles from 2014 to 2018. Reducing vehicle weight by substituting aluminum for heavier materials is expected to play a major role.
Schools all over the country are saving energy and money this fall. They're using everything from stimulus loans and grants for lighting upgrades to simple reminder stickers that say things like "When not in use, turn off the juice."
These hot summer days can put a strain on your air conditioning ... and your energy bills. One opportunity to save is by keeping your attic cooler by following some handy tips. One surprise fact: if your home is air conditioned, an attic fan can do more harm than good.
Ethanol, which accounts for 10% of the liquid fuel used in US cars, is seen as a leading strategy for energy security in the US. But it is a poor choice for reducing CO2, says this new article in Scientific American.
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