Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Explosion and fire damage Durango Natural Gas plant

Daily sentinel
November 30, 2007
By the Associated Press
posted by Landon
There was an explosion at a Durango, Colorado, natural gas plant . It damaged a cooling tower and out buildings, including a control room. There were no injuries reported from this explosion. A Durango Fire and Rescue Authority spokesman said that the explosion happened at about 3:30 A.M.. A woman, Diane Millch, who lives within a mile of the plant, said, "it was really loud."Also, a fire resulting from the explosion burned two priate vehicles, but the seven people running the plant at that time a safe.

Monday, December 3, 2007

How a Hybrid Works

by Vinny

The hybrid car is becoming more and more popular. It's important to understand how it works. Hybrids combine a battery and gas to power the car. When you start your drive and accelerate, you normally use a combination of the gas and battery. When you are coasting, the wheels have turbines on them to power the battery thereby not using gas. These cars are best used in big cities, but will save you money for other areas, too.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

5 Tips for Saving Energy During the Holidays

1. Shop online.

You will save time and gas.

2. Donate to a cause.

You can make a donation to environmental projects. For ideas, contact Grand Valley Peace and Juctice at 243-0209.

3. Buy rechargeable batteries.

Rechargeable batteries save money, and prevent toxic chemicals from harming the environment.

4. Buy recyled holiday cards and gift wrap.

If you don't keep your cards recyle them. Metallic and plastic gift paper take longer to decompose, so buy paper gift wrap.

5. Buy LED lights and put them on a timer.

LED lights last longer and use less energy. The timer also saves electricity. For more holidy green tips log on to