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Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass
raw materials. This may lead to a more effective, economic and sustainable production of biofuels.
Biorefining industries ...
French Ambassador for the Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) Philippe Zeller and COP 21 adviser Emmanuel Guerin, were in Bangkok to attend meetings recently. The pair spoke to The Nation's Wiraj Sripong on the readiness of Asean nations, ...
A new report from the World Resources Institute finds that dedicating land to the production of biofuels, a form of renewable energy
made from plants, may undermine efforts to achieve a sustainable food future, combat climate change, and protect ...
A group of 78 scientists is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency memo they say may dramatically undermine President Barack Obama's directive to cut planet-warming emissions.
In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, a ...
Fifty years ago, the idea of reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the earth to address climate change officially entered the scientific and political vernacular. That concept has since been lumped under the banner of geoengineering with other ...
Climate ChangeIn Geoengineering Study, Science Academy Sees Merit in CO2 Removal, Risk in Reflecting SunlightBy Andrew C. Revkin February 10, 2015 11:00 am February 10, 2015 11:00 amPhotoGlobal warming might be slowed by ...
Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forest
s and crops for fuel?It certainly looks that way, judging from the aggressive mandates governments across the globe have set to incorporate bioenergy into their ...
President Obama's signature environmental initiative, his Clean Power Plan, is designed to fight climate change and crack down on America's carbon-emitting power plants. But behind the scenes, a dispute is raging over obscure language that could ...
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
Restoring degraded land and forest
s with the world’s fastest growing plant, bamboo, can contribute to major carbon emission reductions. This is according to a new report released at the COP20 in Lima by the International Network for Bamboo and ...
Deep in the forest
s of the U.S. South, tree scraps are fueling a little-known but controversial energy
boom: wood pellets. Long used to heat homes in the country's Northeast, they're now destined for a new market.
Europe is importing the ...
If we’re to believe the biomass energy
industry, the U.S. Forest
Service and a chorus of politicians from both sides of the aisle, we can solve the energy
crisis, cure climate change and eradicate wildfire by logging and chipping our national ...
Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president.
Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...
OVERDEPENDENCE on biomass
as a source of energy
by both urban and rural households is a major contributing factor to climate change hence needs urgent change.Former Prime Minister, Fredrick Sumaye on Thursday in Johannesburg that current ...
If you’re driving through the South and you see a denuded field filled with stubby new plantings where lush forest
once stood, the blame might lie with an unlikely culprit: the European Union and its well-intentioned clean energy
At a time when we`re well aware of the benefits of living forest
ecosystems, in terms of not only mitigating the effects of air and water pollution, but also in recharging groundwater, storing carbon, serving as wildlife habitat, and perhaps even ...
It's easy to imagine new snow so bright that we must avert our eyes even while wearing sunglasses. What scientists are discovering, though, is this brilliant whiteness of snow and ice is increasingly being dimmed by air pollution.
Europe's demand for biomass
power is likely to exceed the amount of wood and land available to grow energy
crops within its borders, researchers have warned.
A study by the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy ...
When it rains, it pours. When it's dry, it's parched. When it's hot, it lasts.
These are some of the impacts climate change is already bringing to the United States, with more extremes to come in the future, according to the National ...
Some of the most distinguished scientists in the US have written to UK energy
secretary Ed Davey, urging him to abandon the government’s “misguided” subsidies for companies burning wood pellets to generate electricity, such as the Drax plant in ...
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 ...
Greenhouse gas emissions grew almost twice as fast in the past decade as they did in the previous 30 years, bringing the world another step closer to a level of warming that could wreck havoc with the climate if humans don’t end their dependence ...
The UN's climate panel has published the third part of its long-awaited report - on strategies for mitigation. The document by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) considers the options for limiting or preventing greenhouse gas ...
A new study charges that government regulations for biomass
plants are riddled with loopholes that allow wood-burning facilities to spew more toxic emissions in the air than coal-fired power plants. The findings are refueling a controversy over ...
Facilities burning biomass
emit more air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, per megawatt-hour than those that burn coal, according to a Partnership for Policy Integrity report.
The April 2 report, “Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How ...