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It’s Final — Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

Forbes: OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a general misconception that these biofuels are green, corn ethanol has taken on a $30 billion/yr life of its own. Continue reading

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How UK newspapers covered the IPCC’s report on the impacts of climate change

Carbon Brief: From food shortages to endangered species, there were plenty of headline-grabbing findings in the UN’s latest big climate report. We take a look at how the UK’s newspapers covered the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report. Continue reading

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How UK newspapers covered the IPCC’s report on the impacts of climate change

Carbon Brief: From food shortages to endangered species, there were plenty of headline-grabbing findings in the UN’s latest big climate report. Continue reading

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US, China agree on carbon cutbacks

Reuters: The United States and China, the world’s top emitters of greenhouse gases, agreed to five initiatives on Wednesday to cut carbon output from the largest sources, including heavy duty vehicles, manufacturing and coal-fired plants, the State Department said. The US-China climate change working group, which officials from both countries formed in April, will work with companies and non-governmental groups to develop plans by October to carry out the measures aimed at fighting climate change and cutting… Continue reading

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Chemicals used to treat your drinking water might be hurting you, environmental group says

NBC: Chemicals used to treat drinking water actually might raise the risk of cancer or cause other health hazards by creating toxic byproducts that need tighter federal regulation, according to an environmental advocacy group. Fair Warning reports that the Environmental Working Group, a Washington, D.C.,-based advocacy organization, also wants the government to reduce the need for chemical treatment by cleaning up sources of public drinking water. Continue reading

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Meat Eater’s Guide Highlights CO2 Footprint of Food Choices

Yale Environment 360: Beef, dairy products, and lamb produce the most greenhouse gases of 20 popular meat, fish, dairy, and vegetable proteins, according to a new study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG). Analyzing the entire life cycle of food production, the EWG said in its newly released Meat Eater’s Guide that beef generates more than twice the CO2 emissions of pork, nearly four times that of chicken, and 13 times that of vegetable proteins, such as beans and lentils Continue reading

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Meat Eater’s Guide Highlights CO2 Footprint of Food Choices

Yale Environment 360: Beef, dairy products, and lamb produce the most greenhouse gases of 20 popular meat, fish, dairy, and vegetable proteins, according to a new study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG). Analyzing the entire life cycle of food production, the EWG said in its newly released Meat Eater’s Guide that beef generates more than twice the CO2 emissions of pork, nearly four times that of chicken, and 13 times that of vegetable proteins, such as beans and lentils. Production of lamb and dairy… Continue reading

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Water Utilities Failed to Alert Public to Presence of Likely Carcinogen, Group Says

Greenwire: U.S. Continue reading

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