National (U.S.)

Obama Announces Subsidy for First Nuclear Reactors in 3 Decades

"President Obama, speaking to an enthusiastic audience of union officials in Lanham, Md., on Tuesday, underscored his embrace of nuclear power as a clean energy source, announcing that the Energy Department had approved financial help for the construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia."

Source: NYTimes, 02/17/2010

Experts Say Alleged PSU Cover up of Mann Misconduct "Extremely Unlikely"

Scholars and Rogues investigated climate-change deniers' claim about Pennsylvania State University's inquiry into allegations of research misconduct against Michael Mann. The publication found that allegations of a cover-up were "extremely unlikely" to be true.

Source: Scholars & Rogues, 02/16/2010

"Cities Prepare for Life With the Electric Car"

"SAN FRANCISCO -- If electric cars have any future in the United States, this may be the city where they arrive first. The San Francisco building code will soon be revised to require that new structures be wired for car chargers. Across the street from City Hall, some drivers are already plugging converted hybrids into a row of charging stations."

Source: NYTimes, 02/16/2010


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