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6/6/2015
Corn destined to be turned into ethanol is a big cash crop in the Midwest, but as a renewable fuel it is problematic – and a perennial political boondoggle. Midwest farmers get billions of dollars in subsidies to grow corn used to ...   
2/6/2015
For the sake of a greener Europe, thousands of American trees are falling each month in the forests outside this cotton-country town. Every morning, logging crews go to work in densely wooded bottomlands along the Roanoke River, clearing ...   
12/5/2015
On Monday, 188 researchers and scientists from across Iowa posed a pointed question to potential presidential candidates: what will you do about climate change? In the fifth annual Iowa Climate Statement, the diverse group of scientists ...   
14/3/2015
As regular readers know, I am not opposed to green, renewable energy. Yes, I like oil and natural gas but I also find the technological innovation in solar, wind and other energy forms exciting. If you are a regular reader, you will also know I ...   
11/3/2015
Scott Walker is killing it with Republicans. The Wisconsin governor is one of his party's rising stars--thanks to his ongoing and largely successful war against his state's labor unions, a fight that culminated Monday with the signing of a ...   
9/3/2015
Nine potential presidential contenders came to corn country this weekend to kiss the ring of Bruce Rastetter, the breakthrough Republican donor of the early but very much active 2016 election cycle. But with his pet issue of ethanol subsidies ...   
22/1/2015
When former ambassador John Bolton goes to Iowa this weekend to speak at the Iowa Freedom Summit, it won’t just be his hawkish foreign policy that sets him apart from the other potential GOP presidential candidates attending. In an ...   
8/12/2014
Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change. They have helped the ...   
19/10/2014
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources such as corncobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last -- at least in the United States. After a decade of ...   
12/10/2014
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest amid industry worries that they might also be the last -- at least in the United States. After a decade of ...   
7/10/2014
Clean Coal Era Begins | Photo, Scientific American
On October 2, the Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan became the first full-sized coal-fired boiler to capture the copious carbon dioxide that had previously billowed from its smokestack, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the ...   
13/9/2014
We have been pondering the market for alternative fuel vehicles (non-carbon fossil fuels) given the concern over “global warming and/or climate change.” According to the 2014 U.S. Annual Energy Outlook there were just under 14 million alternative ...   
25/8/2014
When Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos' plane went down near Sao Paulo this month, one of the most improbable consequences may have been to thrust the Amazon center stage in the race.Yet that's what is happening now that ...   
23/8/2014
It’s not just the impact of organic foods on personal health that concerns consumers. Organic consumers express rising concern over the destructive impacts of industrial agriculture and factory farms on the environment, climate, animal welfare, ...   
3/8/2014
Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems-- a familiar mantra among politicians keen to give equal attention to fossil fuels and renewables such as wind and solar. Yet ...   
6/5/2014
This morning, the White House released a massive report on the effects of climate change. In sum: The problem is already bad, it is going to get worse, and we need to address it quickly. The science of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change ...   
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 ...   
20/4/2014
Biofuels - ethanol - were trumpeted as being a renewable alternative to fossil fuels for decades. Finally, in 2005, it got the mandates and subsidies environmentalists insisted were necessary to make inroads against a mature industry like ...   
23/2/2014
The line of headlights begins close to 6 a.m. as trucks and other vehicles file into the $250 million construction project south of this northwest Iowa town of 3,900. Some of the 300 construction workers come from Iowa. But most — with ...   
6/1/2014
Emboldened by the recent boom in U.S. crude production, oil company executives and others closed the year by launching a highly public push for the right to freely export U.S. crude oil. The move is a 180-degree change from 40 years of telling ...   
22/12/2013
Canadian taxpayers have given more than $400 million to some large oil, gas and pipeline companies in recent years to support green projects that are also boosting the industry’s environmental credentials. An analysis of federal ...   
2/10/2013
When 259 authors from 39 countries examine hundreds of scientific papers and arrive at a consensus, perhaps it's worth listening. But in Canada, at any rate, about 30 per cent of the population remains convinced that climate change isn't ...   
23/8/2013
For nearly four decades, every American president has promoted alternative fuel vehicles as a way to secure the country’s energy independence. Ronald Reagan backed the 1988 Alternative Motor Fuels Act, which championed development of ...   
25/7/2013
Global food prices fell by 2 percent in the latest four-month period, marking the third straight period of declines, as declining imports in the Middle East and North Africa, and lower demand pushed prices down 12 percent from their August 2012 ...   

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