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Let The Bugs Do It: 15,000 Gallons of Ethanol per Acre

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A genetically altered cyanobacterium that "sweats" ethanol into its surroundings is a very promising new technology. It is one of several attempts in the works to produce fuel from organisms instead of from petroleum. Think 15,000 gallons of fuel/acre/year vs 328 gallons per acre of corn per year, and you'll get the idea. Read More...

Why the Green Movement Should Include Environmental Health Issues

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Annie Bond makes a great point. The Green Movement and the anti-toxics advocates need to shelter under the banner of the now accepted "Green" movement. It's not just the earth that needs to be kept healthy; it's also the earth's people. 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...

Corn-based Ethanol Cause of Hunger

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Corn- and soybean-based ethanol isn't all that's causing hunger, but our use of feedcrops to produce fuel is a big factor, as this article notes. Read More...

How Ethanol is Made

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For those of us who really want to know, the Renewable Fuels Association supplies a really simple description of how its done -- wet and dry methods for corn, and a different system for cellulosic ethanol. 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.