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In His Biofuels-Promoting Doc 'Fuel,' Joshua Tickell Tries to Do Too Muchnew

Joshua Tickell is very serious about biodiesel. Also, he just married a folk singer; he hates pollution; and he has a video camera. In short: Watch out, America, because there's a documentary full of sincerity coming your way.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  10-07-2009  |  Reviews

The Battle Over Biofuelsnew

As plant-based fuels are increasingly criticized from both left and right, UC Berkeley's Chris Somerville is leading the effort to perfect them.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  06-17-2009  |  Environment

Arkansas Still Awaits the Biodiesel Boomnew

While production of biodiesel has exploded nationally -- largely because of federal subsidies -- the industry is off to a slow start in Arkansas: the Natural State remains a top 10 producer of soybeans, but it ranks only 20th in biodiesel production capacity.
Arkansas Times  |  Paul Barton  |  01-29-2009  |  Environment

Embracing Green Growth: L'eft Bank Wine's Bio-Fueled Fleetnew

Whether it's in the form of government regulation, consumer demand or simply one's conscience, concern about environmental sustainability is rearranging the way we do commerce. But making a strategic transition from traditional business to green business is fraught with challenges.
Shepherd Express  |  Sarah Biondich  |  01-23-2009  |  Food+Drink

Food into Fuel is Creating a Global Hunger Crisisnew

As oil stocks run dry, a new problem is fast arising that could lead to the world's worst food shortages ever: food used to make biodiesel.
INDY Week  |  Patrick O'Neill  |  09-18-2008  |  Food+Drink

San Diego Researchers Get Beyond Biofuelnew

Really, this is about scum. Green, slimy, don't-swim-in-the-water scum that just might save the world.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Eric Wolff  |  09-03-2008  |  Environment

Skyrocketing Food Prices and Biofuels Aren't What's Feeding Global Hunger Crisisnew

It sounds counterintuitive, I know, but the real food crisis gripping the world these days is not what everyone thinks it is. It's really more about the 80 per cent drop in real-time food prices since 1947 than the modest, dare I say, "market correction" of recent years.
NOW Magazine  |  Wayne Roberts  |  08-04-2008  |  Food+Drink

What Will We Use Instead of Oil?new

If we're going to go on driving cars, but we can't afford to fuel them from petroleum (and we can't afford to put all those greenhouse gas emissions in the air either), then what do we do instead?
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  06-23-2008  |  Environment

Monocropping Leads the Way to a Global Food Crisisnew

The global agriculture market is busy cooking up a recipe for disaster. World grain production is on the rise, but this cheap oversupply has put millions of farmers in developing nations out of work. Equally problematic, policy makers are increasingly directing edible calories toward biofuels and animal feed. Meanwhile, impoverished humans starve. Is home gardening an actual answer?
North Bay Bohemian  |  Alastair Bland  |  05-30-2008  |  Environment

Setting a Course on Biofuelsnew

Wisconsin researchers endeavor to work out the kinks.
Isthmus  |  Mary Ellen Bell  |  04-08-2008  |  Environment

The Future of Biofuels Takes Rootnew

Jatropha looks like a weed, but its seeds could be used to power your car -- this bean may be the biofuel of the future.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Jonathan Parkinson  |  02-25-2008  |  Environment

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