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Household sewage: Not waste, but a vast new energy resource
In a finding that gives new meaning to the adage, "waste not, want not," scientists are reporting that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought. View News Article (2011-01-06)

Major grant drives forward cost efficient solar power
Whether the search for alternative energy sources is driven by our concern about global fossil fuel supplies or over the atmospheric effects of burning of fossil fuels, the government has laid out its aim to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 60% of 1990 levels by 2050, and aims to over- achieve its goal of sourcing 10% of energy from renewables by 2010. View News Article (2004-09-14)

Managing Carbon Loss
As the United States continues to develop alternative energy methods and push towards energy independence, cellulosic-based ethanol has emerged as one of the most commercially viable technologies. View News Article (2008-12-04)

Finding energy solutions for this generation without compromising the future
As the World's oil, coal and gas reserves run low and countries work to reduce their greenhouse gases, we are looking for new ways to keep power flowing to our homes and industries. So, where should our money be spent when it comes to looking at alternative ways of providing energy? On Friday June 29th leading academics and industrialists are taking part in a major conference that will help to... View News Article (2001-06-25)

RAND study: No direct military benefit from use of alternative fuels by armed forces
If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation's armed forces, according to a new RAND Corporation study.  View News Article (2011-01-25)

Research Team Assesses Environmental Impact of Organic Solar Cells
Solar energy could be a central alternative to petroleum-based energy production. However, current solar-cell technology often does not produce the same energy yield and is more expensive to mass-produce. In addition, information on the total effect of solar energy production on the environment is incomplete, experts say. View News Article (2010-09-20)

New way to conquer disease-causing nematodes in flies has implications for human diseases
A Science article published on July 9, 2010, describes the discovery of an alternative form of evolution that helps Drosophila flies conquer nematodes that sterilize them. Nematodes are among the most abundant, diverse and destructive parasites of plants and animals.  View News Article (2010-07-09)

Muscle mass: Scientists identify novel mode of transcriptional regulation during myogenesis
In an upcoming issue of G&D, Drs. Maria Divina Deato and Robert Tjian (HHMI, UC Berkeley) reveal that the formation of an alternative transcriptional core promoter complex directs cell-type specific differentiation during myogenesis. View News Article (2007-08-20)

Focus on technology overlooks human behavior when addressing climate change
Technology alone won't help the world turn away from fossil fuel-based energy sources, says University of Oregon sociologist Richard York. View News Article (2012-03-20)

Desperation Drives Patients To Alternative Remedies
Oncologists were urged to be more responsive to cancer patients who want to try alternative medicines. Speaking today (18 October 2002) at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress in Nice, France, Professor Edzard Ernst from the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth, UK, said that a lack of openness to other forms of treatment is what drives people to... View News Article (2002-10-16)

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