By The Associated Press
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - Toshiba Corp.'s four-legged robot is designed to help at the meltdown-crippled Japanese nuclear plant, climbing over debris and venturing into radiated areas off-limits to human workers.
But the machine took a jerky misstep during a
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - GE is buying 2,000 plug-in hybrid cars from Ford for its corporate fleet.
Ford and GE announced the purchase of the C-Max Energi hybrid Tuesday.
GE has set a goal of converting half its fleet to alternative energy vehicles. With the Ford purchase, GE now has 5,000 alternative
By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities arrested more than 300 children during protests in Cairo over the past year, beating and torturing some and trying many as adults, a leading international rights group said Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch said in a report that the
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - The upgraded Nissan Motor Co. Leaf electric car can travel further without recharging, comes in a cheaper model and tells drivers how much battery life is left.
The changes in the revamped model, shown Tuesday at a Tokyo hotel, were based on
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California sold out of the first pollution permits issued as part of a landmark offensive against greenhouse gases at an inaugural auction that regulators said Monday went smoothly.
The effort to curtail carbon emissions involved the sale of
BISHOP, Calif. (AP) - Rock carvings that graced a sacred American Indian site in California's Sierra Nevada for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws.
At least four petroglyphs - some 2 feet wide and located 15 feet above the ground - were hacked from lava
By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
OXFORD, N.C. (AP) - It's fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established.
To people in the renewable fuels industry
By JIM FITZGERALDAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - They fell by the thousands, like soldiers in some vast battle of giants, dropping to the earth in submission to a greater force.
The winds of Superstorm Sandy took out more trees in the neighborhoods, parks and forests of New York and New Jersey
By The Associated Press
INFANT TRAVEL BEDS
DETAILS: KidCo Inc.'s PeaPod and PeaPod Plus travel cribs. The infant travel beds have an air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket in the floor of the domed tent, which collapses for transport. They were sold at independent juvenile specialty
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - As the number of nights without power stretched on for thousands left in the dark after Superstorm Sandy, patience understandably turned to anger and outrage.
But an Associated Press analysis of outage times from other big hurricanes and