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27/6/2014
The land grabbed in some of the world’s hungriest countries by foreign goverments and corporations could feed up to 550m people, according to new research. The crops grown on grabbed land are frequently exported, or used to produce biofuel, but ...   
13/6/2014
EU energy ministers agreed to limit production of biofuels made from food crops on Friday, in response to criticism these stoke inflation and do more environmental harm than good. The ministers' endorsement of a new compromise overcomes ...   
13/6/2014
EU energy ministers agreed a deal on Friday to limit production of biofuels made from food crops, responding to criticism these stoke inflation and do more environmental harm than good.The ministers' endorsement of a new compromise ...   
12/6/2014
The expanding production and use of palm oil has dire consequences for the environment, human health and rain forest wildlife according to those advocating a reduction in palm oil consumption. Palm oil has a low trans-fat compared to ...   
24/5/2014
A massive quantity of surplus straw from crops such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape is produced each year with little to use it for. Now, researchers suggest that this straw can be converted into second-generation biofuel, making harvests ...   
24/5/2014
our-fifths of U.S. states are expecting to have water shortages in the near future, according to a new government watchdog report.A Government Accountability Office (GAO) review state water regulators and experts and review of water ...   
16/5/2014
Last week, the Obama Administration unveiled the enormous Third National Climate Assessment, Climate Change Impacts in the United States (the “Assessment”). The Assessment has received some modest criticisms from libertarian think tank Cato ...   
23/4/2014
If I asked you to think of renewable energy what comes to mind? I imagine it is skyscraper-sized wind turbines, solar panels on suburban roofs or massive hydro-electric dams. You probably do not think of burning wood or converting crops to liquid ...   
20/4/2014
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a general misconception that ...   
13/4/2014
Greenhouse gas emissions from today will greatly affect our descendants for at least 1000 years. "In 1000 years, between 15 and 40 per cent of the CO2 we emit today will still be left in the atmosphere," says Professor Anders Hammer ...   
9/4/2014
Growing agave and other carefully chosen plants amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms not only to collect sunlight for electricity but also to produce crops for biofuels, according to new computer models by Stanford ...   
9/4/2014
Scientists and environmentalists today condemned a recent press release by researchers at the University of British Columbia announcing they have created genetically engineered (GE) poplar trees for paper and biofuel production, opening the ...   
31/3/2014
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has for the first time acknowledged the risks of uncontrolled biofuels development, a skepticism that has slowly emerged into the mainstream scientific community, say academics.IPCC's ...   
28/3/2014
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully ...   
20/3/2014
Rising demand for energy, from biofuels to shale gas, is a threat to freshwater supplies that are already under strain from climate change, the United Nations said in a report on Friday. It urged energy companies to do more to limit use ...   
20/3/2014
A new report released by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and a team of scientists at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei says that the world is coming to an end. While they preach a ...   
4/3/2014
Providing water for our still growing human population is reaching crisis levels. Water is vital for agriculture, energy production and industrial processes worldwide. Floods and droughts in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States ...   
26/2/2014
Fuel made from waste could replace 16% of all the fuel used on European roads by 2030, cutting spending on oil imports and boosting the rural economy by up to EUR15bn, according to a joint report by industry and NGOs. The paper, whose ...   
31/1/2014
First plant STDs, and now this? Bees these days just can`t catch a break: New research shows that bumblebees that have been exposed to neonic pesticides are hopeless when it comes to gathering food.British scientists reared commercial ...   
29/1/2014
In the very late hours of what had been a long Singapore day, on 5 December 2013, global palm oil giant Wilmar quietly posted a press release on its website.It announced a far-reaching new policy commitment – no deforestation, no ...   
27/1/2014
Farming will eliminate forests, plains, and other wild areas nearly the size of Brazil by 2050 around the world if we can’t mend our agricultural, dietary, and biofuel-burning ways. This unsustainable drive for more growing land will result in ...   
24/1/2014
Lands covering an area the size of Brazil could be degraded by 2050 if conversion of natural lands to crop lands continues, warns a report by the UN Environment Programme, presented at the ongoing World Economic Conference in Davos. The ...   
15/1/2014
Human population growth and associated food demand will likely take a heavy toll on tropical ecosystems unless major shifts occur in how crops are produced and consumed, warns a new review published in Trends in Ecology & ...   
15/1/2014
Corn may lead the pack in terms of biomass yield when it comes to biofuels, but this category shouldn’t be the sole focus of efficiency, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...   
12/1/2014
An Indonesian court has found the palm oil company PT Kallista Alam guilty of illegally burning large swathes of the Tripa peat forest, which lies within Sumatra`s Leuser Ecosystem, the only place on Earth where tigers, elephants, rhinos, and ...   

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