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November 26, 2012

Iowa scientists warn of need for climate change action

By Kay Henderson, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2012-11-26 13:02:09

“Weather varies too much and has too many drivers to attribute any particular event to a single cause like climate change, but there is a clear pattern of crop loss and property damage from increasingly frequent events such as flooding, drought and dangerous storms,” said Dave Courard-Hauri, chairman of Drake University’s Environmental Science and Policy Program, at a press briefing. “We don’t face a choice between our economy and the planet. The choice is between addressing the causes and effects of climate change or spending ever more money cleaning up from events like we’ve seen in the past several years,” he said. [ read more … ]

The Tesla Electric Car Was a Risky Venture. Now the Risk Is Paying Off

By Antony Currie. Reuters  •    •  Posted 2012-11-26 13:10:52

Tesla’s risky vision for the car of the future is putting Detroit to shame. The Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker run by Elon Musk is racking up some prestigious awards for its new sedan. On Monday, Motor Trend became the third respected industry publication to bestow the Model S with a 2013 Car of the Year gong. That’s better than Motown, European or Japanese manufacturers managed.
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