The service interruption Metro- North Railroad near New York shows how dependent the busiest U.S. passenger-rail corridor is on electric power and how easily a breakdown in one component can paralyze U.S. infrastructure.
Diesel engines and burning of biomass are responsible for the lion's share of black carbon emissions in the United States, according to an EPA report to Congress on emissions of the carbon particulates. EPA's report on black carbon-- the most effective form of particulate matter, by mass, at absorbing solar energy--holds some interesting facts in regard to the largest U.S. sources.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the world’s largest maker of luxury vehicles, will supply Toyota Motor Corp. with diesel engines as part of a cooperation agreement that will initially focus on developing car batteries.
German stocks advanced, extending a weekly gain, as investors assessed whether the Federal Reserve will taper its bond purchases after a report showed U.S. payrolls climbed less than economists had projected.