Chevrolet Volt May Tap Into Renewable Energy (13)
The two have developed software that manages the use of renewable energy through the Volt's OnStar data connection. The setup is still in the testing phase, but if it goes into production, GM said "customers interested in using it would simply need to sign up. OnStar would then regulate their charging using the renewable energy signal." The benefit is that Volt owners would be notified about time-of-use energy pricing and be able to take advantage of lower rates. "PJM data shows that peak time for renewable energy generation from wind is generally between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.," said GM in a statement on Monday. "With this in mind, it would be possible for customers to use OnStar'...
A Kindness Mission for Garbage Collectors (11)
We chatted for a moment and I told them I was interested in doing a kindness project for garbage collectors. I asked them what kind of kindness they thought was needed. Joe leaned against the garbage can and said, "You know, we just need a little respect." "Yep, pretty sure everyone needs and deserves that, huh?" I replied. "Yes, they do. Yes they do." Joe said. The kindness mission was sparked. What could be a more lovely and simple message of respect than saying, "I see you, I value your contribution to my community and I thank you."? Sometimes it is the smallest act of kindness that makes the greatest impact on a person. Meeting a basic human need...
John Boehner State Of The Union Guests Include Oil Executives 'Hurt' By Keystone Decision (8)
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address that he will host oil executives and local leaders affected by the president's rejection the Keystone XL pipeline, the latest attempt by House ...

Vegetarian Ramen Rules At Brooklyn's Chuko (7)
Three former chefs from Manhattan's Morimoto opened a ramen shop in Brooklyn that cooks a vegetarian ramen that's as rich as any pork version. CHOW.com Contributing Editor Pervaiz Shallwani filed the following report. Chuko is a top-notch ramen shop in ...
Demi Moore Spends Wild Night Out Before Seeking Treatment (7)
By Melody Chiu Less than two weeks before seeking treatment for exhaustion, Demi Moore spent a late night out in Hollywood with her 23-year-old daughter Rumer Willis. Wearing a short black skirt and striped sweater, the actress, 49, ...
Chattanooga News, Weather, Radar, Sports, Lottery (5)
Chattanooga's Metropolitan Airport recently got into the solar power business with the future of clean energy looking so bright there are now plans to double the size of the project. Right along the main runway sits a brand new, 4.5 acre solar farm ...
Capital Gains Taxes Are Going Up (5)
The top tax rate on long-term capital gains is currently 15%. That's why Mitt Romney is spending so much time talking about his tax returns. That revelation has set off a familiar debate about whether that low rate is appropriate.
GOP will rule House for years (5)
Republicans will hold the House next year and for the next decade, House speaker John Boehner told POLITICO in an exclusive interview. Boehner dismissed Democratic claims that House control is up for grabs and argued that the once-in-a-decade ...
Alfond foundation donates $10.85M for KVCC, Good-Will Hinckley (4)
AUGUSTA -- The Harold Alfond Foundation announced a $10.85 million gift to the Maine Community College System and Good Will-Hinckley at a news conference Monday at the Blaine House. Gov. Paul LePage hugs Bill Alfond on Monday in Augusta after ...
Generosity overflows for Jeneece Place (4)
Jeneece Edroff and Abigail McCorquodale, 6, hang out in the kids playroom at Jeneece Place. The home away from home for families with sick kids at VGH opened over the weekend. By Edward Hill - Goldstream News Gazette When her daughter was born without ...
Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru (4)
Ancient people who lived in what is now Peru were chomping on popped corn up to 6700 years ago, according to National Geographic. The discovery was made during an analysis of corn cobs, husks, tassels and stalks recently unearthed at two archeological ...
Academy Award Nominations Are Announced Tuesday (4)
Renee Montagne talks with reporter Kim Masters about some of the likely nominees when the Oscar nominations are announced later in Beverly Hills. Masters is editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, and host of The Business on member station KCRW.
Red Hook Facing Loss of Customs Inspection Station (4)
The journey of a banana from Ecuador to Brooklyn is a precisely timed affair, from the moment it is sliced off a stalk and then packed onto a ship for a seven-day refrigerated cruise to the Red Hook Container Terminal. From there, the banana has one ...
Weiner Says Romney's Tax Return Shows No Earned Income (4)
24 (Bloomberg) -- Joann Weiner, a tax analyst with Bloomberg Government and former senior economist with the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Analysis, discusses Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax return. Romney released his returns ...
Mitt Romney gave millions to charity. Joe Biden gave $369 (4)
And what about President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the run-up to their 2008 campaign? USA Today broke it down here. In 2007, the Obamas gave more than $240000 to charity, about 5.7 per cent of their income. The Bidens gave an average ...
'I don't believe that I have ever written a children's book' (4)
By Jenna Busch "Where the Wild Things Are" author Maurice Sendak is the subject of a new short documentary from the British art institution, the Tate. The beloved spinner of tales has something surprising to say about his work.
Gabby Giffords and an Ominous Development in Missouri (4)
Gabby Giffords and President Obama shared a hug as he entered the chamber of the House of Representatives to deliver the State of the Union address. Pete Marovich/Zuma There was overwhelming bipartisan agreement on Tuesday night that Gabrielle ...
Self-improvement is on the rise. At last, a true return to Victorian values (3)
In his view, thrift, "industry" and self-improvement were the keys to happiness. "Heaven," ran the famous first line, "helps those who help themselves." Scroll forward 150 years and it's shocking how "self-help" has been debased.
Duke University Students Call For Better Climate For Blacks (3)
By TOM BREEN 01/24/12 03:20 PM ET AP DURHAM, NC -- A group of about two dozen Duke University students urged administrators Tuesday to create a better climate and provide more financial support for black students, saying they've been disappointed so ...
Jorge Posada's passion will be missed (3)
Click here Posada's passion will be missed January 24, 2012 7:23 PM By KEN DAVIDOFF ken.davidoff@newsday.com You already knew that Jorge Posada wouldn't return to the Yankees for 2012, so his retirement doesn't shake your system the way that, say, ...
Oscar nominations 2012 (3)
One of the year's biggest box office successes earned Oscar nominations for actress Melissa McCarthy and its star Kristin Wiig (as co-writer of the film's original screenplay), but despite an expanded best picture race, the comedy failed to place in ...
Apple's earnings far exceed Wall Street expectations (3)
Its net loss of $2 billion in the fourth quarter was primarily the result of a one-time pension-related charge. Excluding the charge, the company earned 52 cents a share, just below the Wall Street consensus of 53 cents. Apple's earnings far exceed ...
Aurora Borealis captured by UK photographers (Wired UK) (3)
By Dan Smith A series of powerful solar flares, which began erupting from the Sun on 19 January, amplified the Northern Lights between 21 to 23 January, making them clearly visible in areas of Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.
John Kerry-s Bruised Face & Black Eyes During State of the Union Raises Questions (3)
If you watched the State of the Union 2012 address by President Obama you were sure to catch John Kerry's bruised face. If you found yourself asking what happened to John Kerry's face, so did we. We had to dig in and see like John Kerry was in a bar ...
Brad Pitt 'dizzy with joy' over Oscar noms – The Marquee Blog (3)
Likely having been roused during the early hour of 5 am - although one might muse such an occurrence wouldn't be unheard of for a father of six - Brad Pitt has admitted that he needed a little extra pick-me-up as the Oscar nominations rolled in on ...
Apple (AAPL) Announces Quarterly Results (3)
Apple (AAPL) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $13.87 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $10.08 by $3.79. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 73.3% on a year-over-year basis.
Where to watch the 2012 State of the Union Address online — Online Video News (3)
Many of those channels will also have live streams of their networks available; for instance, ABC News, CNN and CSPAN will all have make their feeds available online. For the official online feed of the address, tune into the White House's live stream ...
Girl Scout Cookies Go Hi-Tech (3)
Yes, Girl Scout Cookies have gone digital! Now you can locate your favorite cookie with ease with the iPhone app from GSUSA called Cookie Finder. Where can I find Thin Mints? Yes, there's an app for that! In myGirl Scout Cookie Finder area are they ...
Flying the Friendly Skies of Chanel Couture (2)
By CATHY HORYN Karl Lagerfeld spends enough time in the air to eventually think it might be a hoot to stage a Chanel show inside an airplane. He has had icebergs hauled to Paris. He has created farm scenes, a formal garden and a monument to the quilted ...
An interview with William Gibson (2)
But when I went through my "watch process," at the end of it I realized it was about information, about trying to master a body of fairly esoteric knowledge, regardless of what it was about. For somebody else it could have been hockey statistics.
How Green Became Obama's Albatross (2)
He just released his first 2012 campaign ad and it's a paean to green energy. Maybe he's no less a believer than Al Gore, for all the problems this might seem to pose for what we thought we knew about our president. For one thing, he's not given to ...
Test Driving The Fisker Karma (VIDEO) (2)
When I was a kid, one of my favorite cartoons was the great Speed Racer. Chim-chim! Trixie! Racer X! And the fabulous, all-terrain Mach 5. I was thinking about the Mach 5 earlier this month while I tooled around Las Vegas test driving the Fisker Karma, ...
Giffords Applauded in Congress at SOTU (2)
Enlarge image US President Barack Obama Greets Gabrielle Giffords US President Barack Obama Greets Gabrielle Giffords Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg US President Barack Obama greets Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat from Arizona, before his State ...
An ecological disaster? (1)
Perhaps the closest recent comparator is the Rena, the container ship that struck New Zealand's Astrolabe Reef in October. Again, the site was in an area of outstanding ecological importance. And the pounding seas eventually broke the ship in two.
David Beckham signs new two-year deal to stay with LA Galaxy (1)
The former England captain today said he had signed a new two-year contract with LA Galaxy because his family - wife Victoria and four children - were happiest living in America. Beckham, 36, who turned down a massively lucrative deal from Paris St ...
Business, Government , Legal News from Throughout W.Va. (0)

Vermont Law School announced the launch of the Energy Security & Justice Project to expand global access to sustainable energy and craft national energy policies that adapt to climate change without worsening socioeconomic inequality Tuesday.