Ethanol has increased America's carbon footprint and created a host of other problems

EarthTalk: The Unrealized Promise of Ethanol

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I thought that putting ethanol in our gas tanks was going help fight climate change, but lately I’ve heard reports to the contrary. Can you enlighten?   – Bill B., Hershey, PA Ethanol and similar “biofuels” made from corn and other…

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Enviro News Wrap: The Road Not Built (in the Serengeti); Congress Attacks Clean Water Act; Cheaper Solar Cells, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Serengeti is a unique land: the government of Tanzania has decided that the harmony and integrity of the land is more valuable than building a paved road through the Serengeti for human transportation. Purifying water just got cheaper, BBC reports. Check out this slideshow…

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“Leave Ethanol’s Carbon Footprint Alone or Waxman-Markey Gets It”

House Ag committee chair Collin Peterson vows to sink the Waxman-Markey climate change bill.

Duckweed Shows Promise for Second Generation Biofuel Feedstock and Wastewater Treatment

Researchers from North Carolina State University believe Duckweed will be a key to sustainable biofuel ethanol production.

Biofuel Professionals Endorse Global Green Biofuel Standard

Biofuels are controversial because of heaps of questionable issues linked with their production, but despite the bad press it’s crazy to abandon all biofuel products. What’s really needed is agreement on what’s acceptable as a standard. Various initiatives are sprouting up at the moment. Last week, companies, environmentalists and academics decided on the draft of a new global green biofuel…

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