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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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Enviro News Wrap: Koch Bros., Climate Change, and the Cost of Oil

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Momentum is building in Washington D.C. to end oil subsidies. Write your federal representative and tell them to stop subsidizing companies that don’t need the help. The Koch brothers are among the largest contributors to the Anti-Obama campaign. These two have endless pockets to influence politics…

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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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