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EPA Announces It Will Release New Guidelines on Vehicle MPG Ratings
Posted on 30 Apr 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The EPA announced, on February 23, 2015, that it will release new guidelines for vehicle fuel economy testing. The new guidelines will apply next year and will address how vehicles should be prepared and broken in before fuel economy testing. The testing... Read More

Diversity not only provides increased stability to ecological communities, it is more efficient for remediating contamination
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

It has long been an axiom of environmental science that a diverse ecological community (aka biodiversity) is more resilient and productive because it stabilizes the ecological system as a whole. This should not be confused with a focus on an individual... Read More

Solar cells are becoming less expensive
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

"The future, according to MiaSolé, a Californian start-up, is unrolling at one centimetre a second in a bland-looking building in Silicon Valley. Despite the location, and the fact that most other solar cells are made from silicon, MiaSolé's... Read More

Quantum mechanics may be at the heart of photosynthesis in living organisms
Posted on 3 May 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Researchers have found that photosynthetic lake-dwelling algae perform quantum tricks at room temperature. The results suggest that quantum mechanics may be at the heart of sunlight-to-energy conversion in living organisms, and may also explain why understanding... Read More