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Corn field
David Suzuki | Research into new types of biofuels is also important, but the massive amounts of land, biomass and water required to produce conventional biofuels mean they aren't a panacea.
Columnists
Ole Hendrickson | With a growing shortage of partly decayed Carboniferous dinosaurs and tree ferns, we are now devoting ever-increasing percentages of our current landscapes to automobile fuel production.
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David Suzuki | We need to find ways to manage waste and generate energy without relying on fossil fuels. But we have better options than landfills and incineration, starting with reducing waste.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Herakles Farms aims to establish a huge palm oil plantation in one of the poorest countries in Africa. Frederic Mousseau calls the project a land grab that will make billions of dollars for investors.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | The financial collapse of a project by UK-based Sun Biofuels shows how the development dream can quickly turn into a nightmare for local people.
News
Full-scale anaerobic digester. Photo: kqedquest/Flickr
Bob Harrington | The use of biogas as a fuel in Sweden suggests that there is a replacement for fuel oil that is derived from wastes buried by ecological processes of decomposition and storage.
Podcast
Redeye
Sean Mullen | Agrofuels don't benefit the environment and they don't benefit the people or countries who produce them, according to Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Network.
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Sarah Laskow | Nuclear power, biofuels, clean coal: These are the Obama administration's answers to climate change.
Podcast
Peter Stock, Stephanie Bailey Stamler, REAP | A discussion with REAP rep Stephanie Bailey about how to comparison shop the many biofuels alternatives.
Podcast
Peter Stock, Blake O'Brien | Calgary maverick Blake O'Brien talks about what it's really like running your car on used frying oil.
Podcast
Nicola Ross, Peter Stock | Conversation with Nicola Ross, Executive Editor of Alternatives Journal on the Biofuels issue.
Podcast
Lorraine Chisholm | A new study shows that the alternative fuels that are getting the most attention aren't the ones that are best for the environment.