In yet another effort to “go green," a number of businesses in Orlando, Florida, have assigned priority parking — similar to handicapped parking – to drivers of hybrid vehicles.

hand of GodAbout four in 10 Americans believe that God created humans in their present form about 10,000 years ago, according to a survey by Gallup, one of the nation’s leading pollsters. That number represents a decrease from 10 years ago, when 47 percent of Americans said they believed in the strict creation account.

CapitolMedia pundits predict war between the incoming 112th Congress and Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over heightened regulations the agency announced in late December. Many believe these regulations will effectively circumvent congressional authority over environmental policies.

T. Boone PickensIt took only a little more than two years for Texas oil man and financier T. Boone Pickens to figure out the bad business of wind energy after touting it as the answer to U.S. dependence on fuel imports. In 2008, he launched an $80 million advertising campaign for The Pickens Plan, which proposed ending "America's addiction to foreign oil" by teaming natural gas with wind energy.

Japanese flagThe government of Japan has rejected a cap-and-trade proposal for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions hard on the heels of the UN's Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, in early December.

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