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Biofuel development continues at the algae pond at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

EarthTalk: Progress in Biofuels Development

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How far along are we at developing algae-based and other higher yield sources of biofuels?    — Jason McCabe, Tullahoma, TN A few years ago biofuels were all the rage. Environmental advocates to national security hawks alike were extolling the…

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Poisonous run-off, rising ocean levels, increasingly acidic waters and overfishing are taking their toll on Hawaii's reefs and the marine life they support. Biologists are working hard to stem the problem but must now deal with invasive algaes that are compromising the whole reef system.

EarthTalk: Climate Change and Hawaii’s Coral Reefs

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What’s the prognosis for Hawaii’s coral reefs in the face of global warming, invasive algae and other environmental threats?  — Bill Weston, San Francisco, CA Despite sweeping protections put in place near the end of George W. Bush’s presidency for…

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OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Algal Oil Extraction Process

Algae-to-biofuels pioneer OriginOil announced a breakthrough process that extracts and separates a biofuel oil from the algae that produce it and the watery medium in which they grow.

Algae Biofuels – The Hype, the Hope, the Promise

A review of the proceeding of the pre-conference briefing of the Algae Biofuel World Summit in San Francisco

What is “Global Weirding”?

Global Weirding means not only temperature rise, but the rate if change, causes ecosystems to collapse.

Algae Farming In The Face Of The Oil Price Situation – Still a Viable Alternative Fuel Source?

Algae farming is a relatively safe bet in the current financial climate. Algae, a sludge colored illuminatingly lime to moss green, has going for it that it can be made anywhere –even in desert climates- and that it can be relatively swiftly adopted. A big negative is that the price of producing one gallon worth of algae based petroleum is…

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Coal Industry Conference Looks Into Algae To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Algae holds promise for removing carbon emissions and supplying a source for biofuels.