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goes to the garbage can instead of someone’s stomach, it is easy to see a wasted opportunity. The resources used to grow and transport that apple or hamburger went to the landfill. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is bringing ...
SUMMARY The EPA announced that better fuel efficiency has led to proposed cuts in the amount of ethanol required to be blended into gasoline next year. These changes come amid revelations over the environmental impact of increased U.S. corn ...
Barack Obama on Friday backed away from the notion of corn ethanol representing a cure for climate change, as he proposed to cut the amount of ethanol that is blended into the US gasoline supply.
The Environmental Protection Agency said ...
The Obama administration proposed Friday to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel
law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected.
While the ...
The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.
Even the cemetery that disappeared like ...
For scientist Jack Newman, creating a new life form has become as simple as this: he types out a DNA sequence on his laptop. Clicks "send". And a few metres away in the laboratory, robotic arms mix together some compounds to produce the desired ...
At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction that has depleted forests and made the Southeast Asian nation a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are ...
With two words, the U.S. environment regulator may be handing oil refiners the biggest win of a long battle to beat back the seemingly inexorable rise of ethanol fuel.In a leaked proposal that would significantly scale back biofuel
Global warming could mean big business for controversial agriculture giant Monsanto, which announced last week it was purchasing the climate change-oriented startup Climate Corporation for $930 million.
Agriculture, which uses roughly 40 ...
"There are human and natural factors acting in the climate system, and understanding all the factors influencing our climate is an ongoing scientific goal. But the current increase in CO2 and its effects on our planet are attributed to human ...
Matt Adam Williams explains why yesterday's European Parliament vote will likely have environmentally negative impacts on the other side of the world.....This morning I awoke to the sound of bearded pigs rustling in the undergrowth and ...
The European parliament has delivered a "desperately weak compromise" on the future of biofuel
s in Europe that industry says will "curtail jobs and investment".
In a tight vote on the use of biofuel
s in transport fuel, the parliament ...
The European Parliament is capping the use of food
s to counter concerns over the energy source's ethical and environmental sustainability.
Parliament on Wednesday narrowly voted to lower the amount of fuel that must come ...
The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food
crops because of fears that biofuel
s can push up grain prices or damage the climate, further undermining the once booming industry.
Lawmakers voting in Strasbourg ...
The conversation was turning grumpy. A colleague from the UK government summed it up: "It's an awful word. I wouldn't be sad if I never heard it again." The others around the table – from a broad sample of NGOs and consultancies – nodded in ...
MEPs have today approved a cap on the production of food
s and backed plans to measure indirect emissions from 2020.
A European Parliament vote in Strasbourg confirmed fuels derived from food
crops such as wheat, corn, ...
The European Parliament voted Wednesday to significantly reduce the amount of biofuel
s made from food
crops by 2020 to counter concerns over the energy source's environmental and ethical sustainability.
Environmentalists argue biofuel
Palm oil imports into Europe for use as car fuel increased by more than three-fold since 2006, raising concerns than renewable fuels targets may be contributing to deforestation, displacing marginalized communities, and driving greenhouse gas ...
EU policy on biofuel
s reaches a critical stage on Wednesday with a scheduled vote by the European parliament on proposed limits on the use of crop-based fuels.The plenary vote in Strasbourg comes amid lobbying by the industry to push back ...
The government is being urged to back moves to curb the use of biofuel
s in Europe amid concerns they are causing hunger in poor countries and contributing to climate change.
The heads of Oxfam, ActionAid, Greenpeace and Friends of the ...
Thousands of people in one of Africa’s poorest countries are going hungry because of a biofuel
s “land grab” by a firm that receives funding from the Department for International Development, a charity claims.
ActionAid accuses the Swiss ...
Since 2003, the UK and other EU countries have effectively poured billions of euros into biofuel
s, on the premise that they reduce emissions from transport. But it has been an expensive case of the Emperor's new clothes: we now know that many ...
Planting trees in coastal deserts could capture carbon dioxide, reduce harsh desert temperatures, boost rainfall, revitalise soils and produce cheap biofuel
s, say scientists.Large-scale plantations of the hardy jatropha tree, Jatropha ...
THERE is an indisputable elegance to the idea of transforming garbage into fuel, of turning icky, smelly detritus into something valuable.
But big drawbacks have prevented the wholesale adoption of trash-to-gas technology in the United ...
Limited availability of fossil fuels stimulates the search for different energy resources. The use of biofuel
s is one of the alternatives. Sugars derived from the grain of agricultural crops can be used to produce biofuel
but these crops occupy ...