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Category: Alternative Fuel :: Ethanol
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Toxic algae problem will 'get worse in a big way' as climate continues to warm 23.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing toxic algae blooms with growing frequency. The trend represents another impact of global warming and raises looming questions about the effects on human health, researchers say.
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Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies 15.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas.
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Episode 126: United's biofuels mission, why it's time to bone up on 'emissionality' 1.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In this episode, we check in with Interface executive Jarami Bond, one of our 2017 30 Under 30 honorees. Plus, why it might be time to overhaul the LEED sustainable buildings certification framework.
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Oregon looks into price gouging as city faces tainted water 1.6.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Report: Toxic algae are growing threat to water, human health 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Environmental Working Group found nearly 300 blooms recorded in lakes and rivers in 48 states since 2010.
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Greening the Taj 11.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Scott, Ramsey counties to tap U of M expertise to gain resilience 6.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Resilient Communities Project pairs communities with University of Minnesota students and faculty to find solutions that promote a sustainable future.
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Trump Faces Pressure in Fight Over Ethanol Mandate 25.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
President Trump faces growing pressure to resolve a dispute between the oil industry and the Farm Belt over ethanol mandate.
The world needs to store billions of tons of carbon. It could start in a surprising place. 24.4.2018 Washington Post
The world needs to store billions of tons of carbon. It could start in a surprising place.
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Lawmakers say Trump exploring rejoining Pacific trade talks 13.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining negotiations on the Pacific Rim agreement after he pulled out last year as part of his "America first" agenda.
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The Silver Lake Reservoir is looking a little green, but LADWP says it's fine 11.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The water in the Silver Lake Reservoir is looking a little green these days.

And, like Kermit the Frog says, it’s not easy being green. The water’s new hue has some residents talking, of late. Some have speculated on social media that the change was caused by chemicals. Or urine. Or that it’s just...

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America could feed more people — not by going vegan, but by ditching corn-based ethanol for fuel 8.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: This utopian scheme borders on ludicrous. (“By going vegan, America could feed an additional 390 million people, study suggests,” March 26)

We would need to change almost everything we do now and completely change people’s eating habits. It could only be seriously considered by people...

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The Great Lakes Are Filling Up With Giant Green Blobs 3.4.2018 Mother Jones
Every summer, a massive green-algae blob colonizes western Lake Erie. Last year’s bloom ranked among the biggest ever, blanketing 700 square miles—an area 1.5 times bigger than Los Angeles. The shoreline of Toledo, Ohio, “smelled like a sewer,” according to one reporter. These fetid growths appear on lakes throughout the country and world. They’re known as […]
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Ethanol proves a good vehicle for con artists and speculators, if not the environment 26.3.2018 LA Times: Nation

Andre Bernard made a killing selling a mirage.

As oil refineries struggled to comply with federal mandates for blending renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline and diesel supply, Bernard offered a solution: millions of dollars’ worth of biofuel credits they could buy to help meet their obligation....

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Minnesota ag has much to lose in U.S.-China trade spat 24.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Fears over a possible trade war with China moved much closer to reality this week.
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Wanawake Hupunjwa Katika Biashara ya Ardhi — Licha ya Jitihada za Kitaifa kwa Usawa wa Kijinsia 23.3.2018 WRI Stories
Wanawake Hupunjwa Katika Biashara ya Ardhi — Licha ya Jitihada za Kitaifa kwa Usawa wa Kijinsia Comments|Add Comment|Print Read this blog in English. Kuluthum Mbwana anakumbuka siku ambapo wawekezaji wa bayofueli walifika kijijini mwake cha Vilabwa, takribani kilomita 70 magharibi mwa jiji kuu la Tanzania. Alisema wawekezaji hao waliahidi kuleta ajira zinazohitajika sana, shule na vituo vya afya katika jamii yake, kwa kubadilishana na zaidi ya hekta 8,000 (ekari 19,800 ) za ardhi katika... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Mulheres São Prejudicadas Em Negócios De Terras Comerciais — Apesar Dos Compromissos Nacionais Com A Igualdade De Gênero 23.3.2018 WRI Stories
Mulheres São Prejudicadas Em Negócios De Terras Comerciais — Apesar Dos Compromissos Nacionais Com A Igualdade De Gênero Comments|Add Comment|Print Kuluthum Mbwana recorda o dia em que os investidores de biocombustíveis chegaram à sua aldeia, Vilabwa, a apenas 70 quilômetros a oeste da capital da Tanzânia. Ela conta que em troca de mais de 8.000 hectares de terra em 11 vilarejos, incluindo Vilabwa, no distrito de Kisarawe, eles prometeram trazer empregos, escolas e clínicas de saúde para sua... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Women Get Shortchanged in Commercial Land Deals—Despite National Commitments to Gender Equality 20.3.2018 WRI Stories
Women Get Shortchanged in Commercial Land Deals—Despite National Commitments to Gender Equality Comments|Add Comment|PrintWoman in Tanzania. Flickr/Cecilia Schubert Kuluthum Mbwana remembers the day that biofuel investors arrived in her village Vilabwa, just 70 kilometers west of Tanzania's capital. In exchange for more than 8,000 hectares (19,800 acres) of land across 11 villages, including Vilabwa in Kisarawe District, she said they promised to bring much-needed jobs, schools and health... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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You RIN Some, You Lose Some 13.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Flawed ethanol credits bankrupt a refinery and put steel jobs at risk.
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Biofuel Mandates Are a Bad Idea Whose Time May Be Up 12.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
There’s bipartisan support for relaxing the 2005-07 mandate. It’ll have to get past Iowa’s GOP senators.
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