Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines |
The fuel industry's American Petroleum Institute tested the 15 percent ethanol gas approved in 2010 and found it gums up fuel systems, prompts "check engine" lights to come on, and messes with fuel gauge readings.

"Failure of these components could result in breakdowns that leave consumers stranded on busy roads and highways," said the industry report. Worse: API said the fuel problems--not found in E5 or E10 blends--aren't always covered by auto warranties.
Report: Climate change a threat to wildlife
"Climate change is the biggest threat wildlife will face this century," says the report released today by the National Wildlife Federation, an environmental group based in Reston, Va.
...Although there could be some benefits to wildlife from the increasing warmth, there will be many more negative than positive impacts, says Michelle Staudinger, a fellow with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Climate Change and Wildlife Center, which was not part of the report.

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