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Smithsonian scientists highlight environmental impacts of biofuels
Biofuels reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in comparison to fossil fuels. In the Jan. 4 issue of the journal Science, Smithsonian researchers highlight a new study that factors in environmental costs of biofuel production. Corn, soy and sugarcane come up short. View News Article (2008-01-04)

Well-informed citizens consider CO2 storage to be acceptable
When energy is generated from fossil fuels, the greenhouse gases produced contribute to climate change. By capturing the CO2 produced and storing it underground, a major objection to the use of fossil fuels can be overcome. View News Article (2006-04-19)

US tax breaks subsidize foreign oil production
The largest U.S subsidies to fossil fuels are attributed to tax breaks that aid foreign oil production, according to research to be released on Friday by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. View News Article (2009-09-18)

KTH research: Increased combustion reduces carbon dioxide emissions
New, previously overlooked technology could dramatically reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. Bio-energy facilities that capture carbon dioxide from combustion gases would even make it possible to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The idea of capturing carbon dioxide and storing it in bedrock is not actually new. In recent years it has attracted considerable attention in... View News Article (2001-11-23)

Green fuel versus black gold
A life cycle assessment of growing crops for fuel as opposed to refining and using fossil fuels has revealed that substitution of gasoline by bioethanol converted from energy crops has considerable potential for rendering our society more sustainable, according to a Japanese study published in the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy. View News Article (2012-02-27)

Adding up renewable energy
Do the overall efficiencies of renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, and geothermal add up in terms of their complete life cycle from materials sourcing, manufacture, running, and decommissioning" Researchers in Greece have carried out a life cycle assessment to find the answer. View News Article (2007-08-14)

Value-added sulfur scrubbing
Power plants that burn fossil fuels remain the main source of electricity generation across the globe. Modern power plants have scrubbers to remove sulfur compounds from their flue gases, which has helped reduce the problem of acid rain. View News Article (2010-10-22)

Fossil fuel emissions will complicate radiocarbon dating, warns scientist
Fossil fuel emissions could soon make it impossible for radiocarbon dating to distinguish new materials from artefacts that are hundreds of years old. View News Article (2015-07-21)

Biofuels: More than just ethanol
As the United States looks to alternate fuel sources, ethanol has become one of the front runners. Farmers have begun planting corn in the hopes that its potential new use for corn will be a new income source. View News Article (2007-04-06)

Forest and soil carbon is important but does not offset fossil fuel emissions
Leading world climate change experts have thrown cold water on the idea that planting trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. View News Article (2013-05-30)

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