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Category: Alternative Fuel :: Ethanol
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Ted Cruz calls for ethanol overhaul at Philly refinery rally 22.2.2018 Philly.com News
The former Republican presidential contender held a town hall at the bankrupt PES refinery, which blames its financial woes on the federal biofuel mandate.
Tax Law Forces Revamps for Agriculture Firms 15.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Ethanol makers and family-owned grain companies are setting up agricultural cooperatives to benefit from a provision in the new tax law that gives farmers larger tax savings for selling crops to that kind of business.
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A Biofuels Bankruptcy 24.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The renewable fuel standards suffocate a Philadelphia refiner.
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Fire doused after tanker truck, rail car collide in Canada 24.1.2018 Washington Post: World
A spectacular fire, fueled by ethanol after a tanker truck collided with a rail car, has been allowed to burn out in British Columbia, officials said Tuesday.
Crop Failure in the Andes 19.1.2018 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Kenneth Feeley, the Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology in the University of Miami’s Department of Biology, is an expert in studying the effects of climate change on tropical forests. From the mountains of Peru to the lowlands of the Amazon, Feeley examines the ramifications of climate change on the trees and other species that comprise the diverse forests of these regions. Yet, recently, Feeley shifted gears from studying tropical forests to examining the impacts of climate change in rural farming communities in Peru.
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Crop Failure in the Andes 19.1.2018 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Kenneth Feeley, the Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology in the University of Miami’s Department of Biology, is an expert in studying the effects of climate change on tropical forests. From the mountains of Peru to the lowlands of the Amazon, Feeley examines the ramifications of climate change on the trees and other species that comprise the diverse forests of these regions. Yet, recently, Feeley shifted gears from studying tropical forests to examining the impacts of climate change in rural farming communities in Peru.
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A new foodie mecca: a restaurant where lake algae and crispy piranha skin rule 17.1.2018 Washington Post: World
At this exotic eatery in Peru's capital, haute cuisine meets bizarre foods and a meal is truly an adventure.
When pests graze certain potatoes, yields double 16.1.2018 Environmental News Network
When some Colombian potato varieties are lightly grazed by a pest, the plants respond by growing larger tubers, at times doubling their yields. Although many types of plants can repair pest damage while maintaining productivity, it’s rare to find species that actually overcompensate and increase productivity.
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Northern corn leaf blight genes identified in new study 16.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected and treated early. Resistance genes have been identified in corn, but the fungal disease has found ways to sneak around corn’s defenses. Now, researchers have figured out how the fungus is outsmarting corn, and they may be able to use this information to help corn fight back.“We were looking for genes in the fungus that trigger disease in corn. With this information, corn breeders could someday build more durable resistance in future hybrids,” says Santiago Mideros, plant pathologist in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois.
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To save our oceans, we must halt human population growth 16.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jeff Orlowski make a compelling case regarding the world’s marine resources. (“What the Trump administration doesn't understand about ocean conservation,” Opinion, Jan. 10)

As a lifelong surfer who has never lived more than a mile from the ocean, I heartily...

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Research aims to predict algae blooms on lakes, rivers 13.1.2018 Science / Technology News

There's a whole network of satellites, underwater robots and scientific tools watching for toxic algae on Lake Erie. But when it comes to predicting where and when harmful blooms will show up on the Ohio's rivers and reservoirs, there's still a lot of mystery.

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Blame it on the rain: Study ties phosphorus loading in lakes to extreme precipitation events 12.1.2018 Environmental News Network
While April showers might bring May flowers, they also contribute to toxic algae blooms, dead zones and declining water quality in U.S. lakes, reservoirs and coastal waters, a new study shows.
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New algae fuel cell packs a punch 11.1.2018 TreeHugger
Researchers have developed a bio fuel cell that is ultra efficient and cheap to make.
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Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations 10.1.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Major food retailer's sustainability program drives farmers' environmental practices 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
In one of the first analyses of a company-led sustainability program in the food and agriculture space, Stanford researchers found a major grocery chain fostered increased adoption of environmental practices at the farm level.
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US rivers and streams are compromised by increasing salt loads 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Human activities are exposing US rivers and streams to a cocktail of salts, with consequences for infrastructure and drinking water supplies. So reports a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that is the first to assess the combined, long-term changes in freshwater salinity and alkalization across the country.
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US Rivers and Streams are Compromised by Increasing Salt Loads 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Human activities are exposing US rivers and streams to a cocktail of salts, with consequences for infrastructure and drinking water supplies. So reports a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that is the first to assess the combined, long-term changes in freshwater salinity and alkalization across the country.
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Algae on Greenland Ice Sheet Significantly Hasten Its Melting 28.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Naturally occurring algae on Greenland’s massive ice sheet absorb large amounts of the sun’s energy and speed up the melting of the ice sheet even more than black carbon and mineral dust, according to a new study.
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Algae on Greenland Ice Sheet Significantly Hasten Its Melting 28.12.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Naturally occurring algae on Greenland’s massive ice sheet absorb large amounts of the sun’s energy and speed up the melting of the ice sheet even more than black carbon and mineral dust, according to a new study.
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Farm solutions for Delhi air 27.12.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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