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Chinese farmers could cut fertiliser use, keep yields 3.3.2009 Environmental News Network
The scourge of nitrogen pollution in China could be prevented by more efficient use of nitrogen fertiliser in farming — without compromising crop yields, researchers have found. Farmers in China often practise 'double-cropping', where a second crop of food is planted in the same field after the first crop has been harvested.
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Asia's biofuel dreams shelved as crude oil tumbles 3.3.2009 Environmental News Network
Hopes of a biofuel bonanza for Southeast Asia, raised when sky-high oil prices made the search for alternative fuels a priority, have been shelved as global fortunes and crude prices nose-dive. Back when movie stars won plaudits for driving hybrid cars, and grains and oils were going cheap, regional governments grew excited over producing biofuel to lower energy costs and soak up agricultural stockpiles.
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Colombia: 'Green fuel' kills 1.3.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
In October 2008, Ualberto Hoyos, a Colombian citizen, was shot through the head and killed by paramilitaries. Was this part of a drug feud? Was Hoyos a sympathiser of left-wing guerrillas?
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Merrill Markoe: Imaginative new definitions for sin in a changing world 28.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The following in on the front page of Motor Authority, a site I check every day. Okay, okay. I've never read it before. It was...
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Time to Get “Smart” on Biofuels 27.2.2009 Environmental News Network
"At a time of volatile gas prices and rising concern about global warming, it has become clear that biofuels can play a role in reducing dependence on oil and curbing climate change," said Christopher Flavin, President of Worldwatch Institute. "However, the large and growing scale of the industry make it critical that Congress now make smart choices that promote sustainable biofuels-rather than just more biofuels-as part of a clean energy economy."
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Poor communities get help with climate adaptation 27.2.2009 Environmental News Network
A new global initiative will generate and share knowhow on strategies to help the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Global Initiative on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change was announced by Saleemul Huq, senior fellow at the UK-based International Institute for Environment Development (IIED), at an international conference on community-based adaptation to climate change in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday (24 February).
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Sourcing small and local 26.2.2009 Environmental News Network
Major multinational food and drink companies have a powerful role to play as drivers of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. By sourcing materials from poor countries in the region, for sale in domestic and international markets, these businesses can create jobs for local people and boost agricultural production. Global companies are starting to integrate the poor into their value chains as suppliers, distributors and retailers in ways that are profitable for their business. These approaches are what the United Nations Development Programme callsinclusive business models.
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'It begins with energy' 25.2.2009 Grist Topics | Results for Muckraker
Obama puts climate and energy atop his priorities list in his first address to Congress ...
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Driving or Riding in an Ethanol-Powered Vehicle Could Be Sin: Islamic Scholar Opines 25.2.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr Add another twist to the discussion of reasons to take objections to biofuels: Saudi scholar, Sheikh Mohamed al-Najimi has expressed his opinion that under Islamic law the use of ethanol could be considered a sin, as it is a form of alcohol:... ...
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Saving wheat crops worldwide 24.2.2009 Environmental News Network
CSIRO Plant Industry scientists and international collaborators have discovered the key to overcoming three major cereal diseases, which in epidemic years cost wheat growers worldwide in excess of AUS$7.8 billion. In a paper published today in the prestigious journal Science, scientists from CSIRO Plant Industry, the University of Zurich and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center have identified a wheat gene sequence which provides protection against leaf rust, stripe rust and powdery mildew.
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Verenium & BP Formalize Cellulosic Ethanol Collaboration, New Biorefinery in the Works 23.2.2009 TreeHugger
photo: Verenium Last August in was announced that BP would be investing some $90 million into 's efforts to develop . Now that partnership has taken another step forward, with the formation of a 50-50 joint venture and further investment towards developing a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida. Here are the details:... ...
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'Get Smart' on Biofuels, Experts Tell Obama 21.2.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (OneWorld.net) - The Obama administration must invest in sustainable biofuels -- instead of "just more biofuels" -- as the United States moves toward a clean energy economy, says a new report from two U.S.-based environmental protection groups.

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Crambe: One More Plant to be Turned Into Biofuels 20.2.2009 TreeHugger
photo: I hadn't heard of it either, don't worry. But researchers at the University of North Dakota's are hoping to turn this plant into a liquid biofuel that will do in ethanol and biodiesel. To help in that effort, EERC has announced that they will be collaborating with San Antonio, Texas-based firm on a $1 million project to turn crambe, as well as other oilseed crops, into fuel: ... ...
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BP, Verenium Partner to Build Biofuel Plant in Florida 20.2.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
By SXC user mzacha. See image at http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1127381

Oil and gas giant BP and ethanol developer Verenium Corp. have formed a joint venture to develop a next-generation biofuel derived from inedible grasses and build what the firms say will be the world's largest refinery of its kind in Florida's Highland County.

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Robbie Gennet: Afghanistan's Biofuel Revolution 20.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Seeing the news that President Obama is sending more troops into Afghanistan, our gaze turns from Iraq to the place where the Taliban has made...
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A More Efficient Ethanol Engine 19.2.2009 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
An "adaptive" engine promises to make ethanol more competitive.

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Big Oil putting more money into alternative energy programs 18.2.2009 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability News - ENN
As competition for state and federal research grants becomes tighter, universities researching alternative energy and energy efficiency are turning to an unlikely source of financing: Big Oil. Five of the world's largest oil companies -- BP PLC, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips Co., Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Total SA -- have given more than $550 million in the past two years to university research programs that are studying ways to turn biomass into gasoline, use subsurface imaging technology for geothermal and nuclear applications and convert algae into fuel.
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Europe 'unaware' of its water footprint 18.2.2009 Environmental News Network
While Europe may take better care of its water resources than other continents, it in fact uses larger quantities via imports of goods such as cotton, beans or wood, which often come from regions that already suffer from water scarcity, argues a UN expert in an interview with EurActiv. The notion of "virtual water" embedded in a commodity or a product, is an essential part of the 'water footprint' theory but has not yet received much attention, argued Maude Barlow, a special adviser on water issues to the president of the UN General Assembly.
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The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste 18.2.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2009/2009-02-17-01.asp
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Big Oil putting more money into alternative energy programs 18.2.2009 Environmental News Network
As competition for state and federal research grants becomes tighter, universities researching alternative energy and energy efficiency are turning to an unlikely source of financing: Big Oil. Five of the world's largest oil companies -- BP PLC, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips Co., Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Total SA -- have given more than $550 million in the past two years to university research programs that are studying ways to turn biomass into gasoline, use subsurface imaging technology for geothermal and nuclear applications and convert algae into fuel.
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