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Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

Nano in the Gulf oil spill: Two wrongs don't make a right

May. 29, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

A corporation has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve one of their products containing manufactured nanoparticles for oil clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico. We sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson demanding this risk...

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Bioenergy in the Draft American Power Act

May. 28, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Bioenergy has long been presented as the sustainable alternative to crude oil and natural gas. Though science suggests that bioenergy is unsustainable and has the potential to cause severe ecological damage, Congress has promoted bioenergy as the ...

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Genetic Modification, Pollution and Corn Ethanol

May. 19, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The most popular herbicide in the U.S.is glysophate, which is marketed through several different agribusinesses. Glysophate is called RoundUp by Monsanto. Monsanto is among many agri-giants that have actually genetically engineered corn to be resi...

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How Does Ethanol Contribute to Global Warming?

May. 19, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

How does ethanol contribute to global warming? The yellow dots on this map are ethanol plants. They are sources of CO2 emissions, a major greenhouse gas contributing to global warming. Corn ethanol contributes to global warming through several pat...

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Guide to Biofuels: Glossary

May. 19, 2010 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Glossary: Agrofuels another term for biofuels. Fuels made from plants. Biodiesel a blend of diesel and a fuel made from plants. Biofuels – see agrofuels. Biomass – the material used to make biofuels… in the US, the dominant ...

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