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Ocean robots take the pulse of our planet by measuring microbes 18.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Scientists have developed a robot that can collect ocean samples, analyze microbes and then send data back to shore - bringing the lab to the ocean.

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Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece 18.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed.
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Walz signs order creating Governor's Biofuels Council 17.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Governor's Biofuels Council will have 15 members, including representatives of the agriculture, biofuels and transportation industries, as well as environmental and conservation groups.
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'We're tightening our belt': Trump's Midwest support tested as farmers struggle 15.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Farmers in the rural Midwest say they are hurting because of President Trump's ongoing trade war and a recent decision on renewable fuels.
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Policast: Ethanol producers feel a crunch 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The cost of Minnesota’s presidential primary is going up; ethanol producers feel a crunch
Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Ant Venom Biofuel 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The prototype was found to be highly efficient at producing formic acid—a promising fuel carrier that could revolutionize hydrogen cars.
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Grim economics wallop ethanol and corn producers 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The recent shut down of one of Minnesota’s oldest ethanol plants is a symptom of economic stress in that industry and the corn producers who supply the main ingredient for the biofuel.
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Iowa Farmer 'Disappointed' at Trump's Boast Over New Ethanol Trade Deal With Brazil: 'He Doesn't Know the Numbers' 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President touted more tariff-free ethanol going to Brazil, but hard-hit corn farmers say it will make little difference.
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Trump's Rural Base May Reject President in 2020 Because He Destroyed Demand for Corn, Iowa Ethanol Boss Warns: 'Complete Disappointment' 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Nick Bowdish, CEO of Elite Octane in Atlantic, Iowa, told "Newsweek" Trump administration is hurting the U.S. heartland that got him elected.
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Colorado Springs balloon pilot grounded for dipping into tainted lake 3.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Colorado Springs balloon festival grounded a pilot for briefly touching down in a lake that was off-limits because of a harmful algae.
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Corn Plus ethanol plant in Winnebago closing 30.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Corn Plus ethanol plant in Winnebago is the latest victim of an industry rocked by low prices and actions by the Trump administration that have cut ethanol.
Farmers' loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules 29.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The patience of many Midwest farmers with a president they mostly supported in 2016 is being put sorely to the test.
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Iowa Corn Farmers Fume at Trump for Backing Oil Refineries Instead of Them: 'He Made Promises' 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted exemptions to oil refineries, allowing them not to use ethanol, causing a huge slump in demand for corn.
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NASA Photo: Lake Erie Algal Bloom Is so Severe It Can Be Seen From Space and Covers an Area Bigger Than Houston 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The bloom is one of the biggest recorded in recent years, spreading out 620 square miles.
Everything you need to know about toxic algae blooms 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Toxic algae blooms can be deadly, and they're becoming more common thanks to climate change. Here's how to protect yourself and your pets.

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Yosemite National Park's Highest Peaks Covered in Pink 'Watermelon Snow' 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Not only does the reddish snow have a similar color to watermelon, but it also exhibits a somewhat sweet smell which partially resembles that of the real fruit.
Native plants become a weapon in battle to save algae-choked Little Rock Lake 7.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Volunteers this summer are rooting bulrushes and other plants into the mud flats of the drawn down, central Minnesota lake. It’s an experiment they hope will filter out pollution and help restore the lake's health.
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Policy News: July 29, 2019 29.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: 104th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in Louisville, KY Meeting plenaries and symposia explore the meeting theme “Bridging Communities and Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative.” Honeybees in the Crosshairs EPA affirms the use of the pesticides chlorpyrifos and sulfoxaflor. Congress White House, Congressional leaders reach an agreement ...
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A new old way to combat toxic algae: Float them up, then skim them off 29.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Massive blooms of blue-green algae are choking Florida's waterways. On Lake Okeechobee, the Army Corps of Engineers is testing methods based on wastewater treatment to remove the green slime.
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How your diet contributes to nutrient pollution and dead zones in lakes and bays 26.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Agricultural pollution is a broad-based issue — but addressing it is politically difficult. Here's how to be most effective.
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