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Creating a Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

Creating a Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

By Jennifer Weeks Much news about the environment in 2017 focused on controversies over Trump administration actions, such as proposals to promote more use of coal and budget cuts at relevant federal agencies. At the same time, however, many scholars across the U.S. are pursuing innovations that could help create a more sustainable world. Here […]

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    Electric Vehicles vs. Biofuels

    Electric Vehicles vs. Biofuels

    By Jan Rocha By 2040, the number of electric cars in the world could reach 150 million, or even, if more ambitious targets for emissions reductions are adopted, 715 million. So said the International Energy Agency. 1 Million+ Electric Cars Are Now on the World’s Roads https://t.co/VTLRcbX1kI @chrispaine @CoolElectricCar — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) June 4, 2016 […]

    Finland Set to Become First Country in the World to Ban Coal

    Finland Set to Become First Country in the World to Ban Coal

    The Finnish government has announced plans to stop using coal, one of the the dirtiest fuels on the planet, by 2030. “Finland is well positioned to be among the first countries in the world to enact a law to ban coal … This will be my proposal,” Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn told Reuters. […]

    Biofuels Worse for Climate Than Gasoline, New Study Finds

    Biofuels Worse for Climate Than Gasoline, New Study Finds

    A new study released by the University of Michigan in the Aug. 25 journal of Climate Change is causing a ripple through the fuel industry, as it contends that more carbon dioxide is actually released through biofuels than gasoline. Biofuels were always pegged as being more environmentally friendly because it was assumed they emitted little […]

    What Role Can Biofuels Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

    What Role Can Biofuels Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

    The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level. But what about transportation? Can we significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching to cleaner fuels? Or is this just an attempt to keep 20th century technology chugging along while trading one set of environmental problems for another? Biofuels […]