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25 May 2016

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?

by SEN. TIMOTHY WIRTH AND C. BOYDEN GRAY
The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of corn ethanol in U.S. gasoline would reduce air pollution, provide significant health benefits, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

25 May 2016

The Case Against More Ethanol: It's Simply Bad for Environment

by C. FORD RUNGE
The revisionist effort to increase the percentage of ethanol blended with U.S. gasoline continues to ignore the major environmental impacts of growing corn for fuel and how it inevitably leads to higher prices for this staple food crop. It remains a bad idea whose time has passed. READ MORE

23 May 2016

Why CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Physicist Klaus Lackner has long advocated deploying devices that extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat climate change. Now, as emissions keep soaring, Lackner says in a Yale Environment 360 interview that such “air capture” approaches may be our last best hope. READ MORE

19 May 2016

After Paris, A Move to Rein In Emissions by Ships and Planes

by FRED PEARCE
As the world moves to slash CO2 emissions, the shipping and aviation sectors have managed to remain on the sidelines. But the pressure is now on these two major polluting industries to start controlling their emissions at last. READ MORE

16 May 2016

As Drought Grips South Africa, A Conflict Over Water and Coal

by KEITH SCHNEIDER
Facing one of the worst droughts in memory, South Africa’s leaders have doubled down on their support of the water-intensive coal industry. But clean energy advocates say the smartest move would be to back the country’s burgeoning wind and solar power sectors. READ MORE

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23 May 2016: World Could Warm 8 Degrees Celsius If All Fossil Fuel Reserves Burned

23 May 2016: Interview: CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

20 May 2016: Obama Looking for Kids As Science Advisors to the White House

17 May 2016: Norwegian Company Building The World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm

12 May 2016: Despite Push for Renewables, Fossil Fuels Likely to Dominate in 2040

11 May 2016: Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

10 May 2016: More than 2,000 New Plant Species Are Found Every Year

06 May 2016: Alberta Wildfire Could Unlock Vast Reserves of CO2 from Permafrost


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