Power plants in several Michigan cities are burning millions of tires each year to make electricity. Some who live near the plants, however, have challenged them because of pollution concerns.
The world’s rubber supplies are in peril, and automobile tire producers are scrambling to seek alternative solutions.
To meet new government fuel efficiency standards some vehicle manufactures are omitting heavy spare tires and equipping new vehicles with an emergency sealant and inflator kit or tires that if damaged can run reasonable distances without air.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s top executive saw his compensation rise 69% in 2010 as he assumed new leadership roles.
Authorities say a sport utility vehicle used by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s security detail had its wheels stolen.
While there are still essay contests for students to write about, many competitions have converted to video, asking students to make a short digital film based on their ideas.