Friday, January 16, 2009

Current Buzz Words

Biomass- Living or recently dead plant or animal matter.

Biofuel- Fuel derived from biomass.

Biodiesel- Fuel made from oily plants or cooking wastes.( An early diesel engine ran on peanut oil, demostrating that farmers could run their vehicles on their on crops)

Biocrude- An undefined petroleum-like substance produced from argriculture or municipal waste.

Butterball- The famous brand of turkey, gobbled up since 1954.


Worst Cool Cars

by Austin Bratt

You may think the Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys, and Aston Martins are the best cars, but really, they are all included in the Top 10 worst gas guzzlers.
The Lamborghini Murcielago is ranked first for getting the worst gas mileage at only 13 HWY MPG. In fact Lamborghini has 5 cars on the top 10 list.
Ferrari's 612 Scaglietti only gets 16 HWY MPG.
Not only do these supercars cost more than most people will make in a decade, gasoline will cost thousands of dollars per year. Instead of paying the usual $200,000 or more for the car, you will also be stuck paying even more with gas....if you can afford to insure it.

By: Noelle, Kyra, Trisha

Gasoline Prices
Place Thursday Wednesday Year ago
National avg. $1.79 $1.79 $3.05
Colorado avg $1.59 $1.58 $2.88
Grand Junction $1.56 $1.54 $2.91
Denver $1.52 $1.52 $2.82
Salt Lake City $1.59 $1.59 $2.98

The Other!!!

Taylor, Shayla, Eden, Chelsey

What do you you think of when we say greenhouse house gasses? Most people say carbon dioxide which is correct, but a growing percent of emissions are from nitrogen triflouride. These emissions are man made and some main causes of this gas come from microchips and flatscreen Tv's. The amount of gasses in our atmosphere is going up do to the suddden rise of flatscreen Tv purchases; growing by eleven percent each year. This gas stays in the atmosphere at average five-hundred-fifty years! It also is 17,000 times better at trapping heat then Carbon Dioxide! Right now it is only 0.04 % of the emissions of C02 but if more companies start using nitrogen triflouride in the production of equipment, a bigger problem could arise.