Gasoline Rationing Begins in New York

By: New York Times Blogger Email
By: New York Times Blogger Email

Nearly a week after New Jersey announced one, a gasoline rationing system is imposed in New York City and on Long Island. Drivers with plates ending in odd and even numbers will buy gas on alternate days. (A letter will count as an odd number.) Supplies have been disrupted by Hurricane Sandy, although the problem is easing. [ABC News]

From contamination to damaged infrastructure, a report analyzes the impact of Hurricane Irene on drinking water systems in seven states last year. [Water Research Foundation]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for a stepped-up offensive against poaching and trafficking in ivory and rhino horn. [Agence France-Presse]

Volvo tests an onboard charger for an electric car that it says can cut recharging time to just an hour and a half. [Earth Techling]

Now that President Obama is assured of a second term, environmentalists renew their quest to persuade him to veto construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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