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Ship shape: Shipping looks to go green

Innovation and technology are helping to lessen the environmental impact of shipping. Sustainable Energy finds out how.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com
How 'cultured meat' can turn one cow into 175M burgers  

Researchers developed the eco-friendly 'cultured beef' to meet rising global meat demand.
Source: CNBC.com
Lexus IS gets its first turbocharged engine for 2016

The compact IS 200 t— as the new turbo model is called— carries a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $38,275. This is $785 more than last year's base IS sedan, but $675 less than the starting retail price for a mid-size 2016 Lexus ES sedan that is powered by a V-6. Since its U.S. debut in 2000, the IS has come with V-6 and V-8...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By ANN M. JOB, For The Associated Press
Eco-warrior Tompkins' widow to deepen conservation work

SANTIAGO, Chile— The widow of American conservationist Doug Tompkins, who died last month while kayaking in South America's Patagonia region, says she'll build on her husband's legacy of protecting threatened ecosystems in Argentina and Chile. Kristine McDivitt Tompkins said in a telephone interview from Puerto Varas in southern Chile that since her...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By EVA VERGARA and JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press
Honda's popular Civic gets successful overhaul for 2016

The Civic has been a best-seller in America for decades, but that didn't stop Honda from overhauling the sedan for 2016. The results: more room, features and power than ever, including the option of Honda's first turbo engine in a U.S. model. Honda revamped the Civic sedan lineup as well.
Source: The Associated Press | By: By ANN M. JOB, For The Associated Press
New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico is suing Volkswagen and other German automakers over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide, the first state to do so but almost certainly not the last. He alleges Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and their U.S. subsidiaries violated New Mexico's air quality standards and engaged in deceptive marketing to...
Source: The Associated Press
Tesla is targeting an unusual new market

Tesla is just the latest automaker to join in a rush by the car industry- long a symbol of environmental wreckage-to project a more responsible image.
Source: The New York Times | By: Diane Cardwell
Chinese automaker BYD boosts 2015 profit estimate on clean car demand

SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Jan 8- BYD Co, a Chinese automaker backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, said on Friday it had revised up its 2015 profit estimate due to strong demand for its electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Shenzhen- based automaker now expects net profit attributable to shareholders to climb between 518 percent and 557 percent, compared...
Source: Reuters