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Tiny super-plant can clean up animal waste and be used for ethanol production 7.4.2009 Environmental News Network
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a tiny aquatic plant can be used to clean up animal waste at industrial hog farms and potentially be part of the answer for the global energy crisis. Their research shows that growing duckweed on hog wastewater can produce five to six times more starch per acre than corn, according to researcher Dr. Jay Cheng. This means that ethanol production using duckweed could be "faster and cheaper than from corn," says fellow researcher Dr. Anne-Marie Stomp.
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Segway, GM "PUMA" Vehicle Unveiled 7.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK -- A solution to the world's urban transportation problems could lie in two wheels not four, according to executives for General Motors Corp....
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Don’t Kill Your Car 7.4.2009 GOOD
by Jacob Gordon illustrations by KEITH Scharwath We’re sure you want to, but try one of these instead. What’s best for the planet? What’s best for you? The ultimate guide to alternative-fuel cars in 2009 and beyond. These are weird times in the car world. Electric cars are decidedly undead, the great..

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Waxman-Markey: Putting America on the Road to a Clean Energy Transportation Future 7.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
The transportation sector is second largest source of global warming pollution in the US (contributing about a third of total emissions) and it consumes two-thirds of our daily oil demand. Those two facts make it essential to act now to...
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Recession Not Slowing Aviation Biofuel Plans at Boeing & Airbus 6.4.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr The recession may be slowing down some renewable energy projects, but and have indicated that they will be continuing to push forward on developing planes that can run on biofuels, and working with biofuel producers develop these fuels, reports:... ...
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Solar Plane Set to Soar Over Europe 6.4.2009 Wired Top Stories
Eric Raymond takes to the air in the first trans-European flight in a manned solar plane to prove "electric airplane" isn't an oxymoron.

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Should I Cash In On My Clunker? 6.4.2009 TreeHugger
Image via Dear Pablo: My old car still has a few years left on it but I am wondering if it would be better to get a new, greener vehicle. ... ...
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Cab fleet wary of 2015 hybrid law 6.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Boston's requirement for taxis to go green is rigid: All 1,825 licensed taxis must be powered by hybrid engines by 2015. But the city approach to its own fleet of 3,300 cars, buses, and trucks is more relaxed, with no timetable in place.
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Bug eats electricity, farts biogas 5.4.2009 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
With the help of a novel cellular trick, electricity can be used to turn CO 2 into methane – it could help solve reliability problems with wind and solar power ...
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Video: Recharging Transportation - Alternative Energy Cars 4.4.2009 TreeHugger
It's a great little video by America.gov that shows a few of the greener cars now coming out. There's the , which we've written about quite extensively, the EVX K1 Attack, a biodiesel hybrid, and ...
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Stunning Government Billion-Dollar Giveaway to Paper Companies in the Works 4.4.2009 AlterNet
A tax loophole could let the ten largest paper companies rake in a whopping $8 billion. Where's the outrage?
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Editorial: Getting Fuel Economy Right 4.4.2009 International Herald Tribune: Editorials
For the Obama team to establish a national standard for automobile fuel economy, it will require overcoming bureaucratic obstacles and harmonizing state and federal mandates.
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Interior Secretary, Too, Says We Need a Energy 'Moon Shot' 4.4.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr, Secretary of the Interior Salazar has certainly been enthusiastic about renewable energy lately, which is a very good thing indeed. In a recent statement he pumped up the huge potential of wind power off the shores of the United States, as well as large gaps in knowledge regarding fossil fuel resources also present there. The interesting thing in his latest statements, aren't about renewable energy potential, but how he has framed fossil fuels in relation to renewables:... ...
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Obama Must Heed Alarm Bells on Global Warming 4.4.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Obama Must Heed Alarm Bells on Global Warming
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Rainforests may pump winds worldwide 3.4.2009 Environmental News Network
The acres upon acres of lush tropical forest in the Amazon and tropical Africa are often referred to as the planet's lungs. But what if they are also its heart? This is exactly what a couple of meteorologists claim in a controversial new theory that questions our fundamental understanding of what drives the weather. They believe vast forests generate winds that help pump water around the planet.
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Obama Must Heed Alarm Bells on Global Warming 3.4.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Karyn Strickler

Last weekend, thousands of volunteers from surrounding states braved freezing temperatures to help people of North Dakota and Minnesota stuff sand bags for levee enhancements in a mostly successful attempt to contain the historic rise of the Red River.  Twisters ripped through Mississippi, injuring scores of people, while a blizzard blasted Colorado and the Gulf coast endured yet another beating from severe storms.

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Algae viewed seen promising input for alternative fuels 3.4.2009 Houston Chronicle: Business
After decades of research, algae now is viewed as one of the most promising inputs for alternative fuels like biodiesel, as well as a potential way to capture carbon emissions from polluting factories.

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9th and 9th neighbors fume over gas station 3.4.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Designed as a pedestrian haven, Salt Lake City's 9th and 9th district boasts boutiques, ethnic eateries, coffee shops, alternative cinema, charm, and now -- if Smith's gets its way -- a gas station.
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Obama rubberstamps business as usual in Detroit 3.4.2009 The Thin Green Line
At this point, it's hardly even controversial to say American cars suck. They are less fuel efficient than the Model T and don't last as long or drive as well as their Asian counterparts. American car companies have been hellbent on rejecting innovation. We're shelling out cash for them, as I... ...
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17 Federal Policy Initiatives Could Save 50 Percent Of U.S. GHG emissions In 10 years 2.4.2009 TreeHugger
With all the hype surrounding the recently unveiled , it seems appropriate to reflect upon the policy framework Amory Lovins and his colleagues at the Rocky Mountain Institute put together a few months ago. Based on rigorous analysis and modeling, found the following 17 policy aims, if adopted, could reduce U.S. oil use and greenhouse gas emissions each by 50 percent in 10 years, while creating over three million jobs in the next four years, and rapidly generating economic benefit for ... ...
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