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Hydropower Presents a Host of Tough Choices

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There’s a lot of agreement that the world has to move more quickly toward renewable energy sources, but there’s an equal amount of controversy about each one – solar (too expensive), wind (too intrusive), geothermal (too expensive), biofuels (damaging food production) and ocean energy (not ready for prime time). But hydropower – the energy... Read More...

Gulf Dead Zone Created by Ethanol Production Upstream

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The northern Gulf boasts the second biggest "dead zone" in the world, where the nitrite runoff from giant midwest corn and soybean farms travels down the Mississippi and generates huge algal blooms that use all the oxygen in the water and kill other aquatic life. Read More...

Ethanol – Unintended Consequences

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Since the production of ethanol made from corn and other foodstocks became a national priority, the demand for the fuel has been creating a slow-motion disaster of epic proportions. It has produced world-wide hunger and millions of acres of deforestation, while indirectly causing massive increases in greenhouse emissions. The consequences down the line are... Read More...


Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.