Palm oil is now one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction worldwide, and the single biggest threat driving orangutans toward extinction; the best estimates place their population at just 60,600, and it’s shrinking quickly
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The Associated Press released a scathing new report on environmental degradation driven by American biofuel policy on Tuesday — which promptly got it into an online brawl with Fuels America, a group representing much of the U.S. biofuel industry.
Globalization has largely been seen in the context of the outsourcing of information technologies. But the larger outsourcing that globalization is leading to is the outsourcing of pollution and the energy-intensive production of goods.
A new, global rush to embrace biofuels—for transport,heat, and electricity—is a growing threat to ecosystems, wildlife, human health, and the climate. The trend poses the danger of increased commodification of forests, greater competition between food and energy markets, and even …
What does renewable energy mean? This question isn’t as simple as it sounds.
Putting gasoline blended with corn in your gas tank can increase the cost of food on your kitchen table. That’s the claim of farmers and ranchers who say federal policies mandating corn ethanol production raise the price of feed for American cattle, pork and poultry.
The petroleum giants have been pushing a wave of biofuel advertising. But the nature of such fuel is complex, and under Big Oil, all too easily descends into greenwashing.
An analysis of jet fuel alternatives that could be viable in the next decade.
•Science as Dialogue: What My Garden and I Are Discussing in 2013 •Biofuels a big cause of famine •Food Price Inflation as Redistribution: Towards a New Analysis of Corporate Power in the World Food System •Over half the world's population could rely on food imports by …
• The Trouble with Biofuels: Costs and Consequences of Expanding Biofuel Use in the United Kingdom •Dance of the Honey Bee •The benefits of alternative farming methods •A Brief History of Our Deadly Addiction to Nitrogen Fertilizer •Connecting the Dots: the Big …