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1500-year-old canals of Wari culture to be revived in attempt to solve Lima water crisis

Peru has been facing a severe water crisis as chronic problems, such as polluted water supplies, and environmental change combine to undermine the …

The Corn Ethanol Boondoggle Continues — See the EPA’s Latest Rule

Last Friday, the EPA decreed the amount of ethanol that retailers must blend into their gasoline. For 2015, it will be about 14 billion gallons. That …

Dirty Rotten Ethanol Scoundrels

The feds admit defeat on the mandate but pile on a new subsidy.<p>Mark down May 29 as the date when the last tether connecting ethanol subsidies to reality came unhitched, and the fuel made from corn and tax dollars achieved a kind of postmodern perfection. On the same day the Obama Administration …

Ethanol

EPA, Farmers Divided Over Proposed Ethanol Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing big changes to renewable fuel policy to spur growth in low-carbon fuels made from crops other than corn.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>The Environmental Protection Agency is putting the brakes on ethanol, the renewable fuel made from corn and other …

Agriculture Department To Spend $100 Million For E15 Ethanol 'Blender Pumps'

Ethanol has had something of a fall from grace over the last decade.<p>Increasing amounts of ethanol must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply to …

Orwell’s Ethanol Farm - Energy Factor

In a recent letter to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the ethanol lobby’s top official objected to this editorial about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – …

Oil & Gas Industry

Say No To Ethanol

Evidence proving ethanol gasoline's deleterious effects on engines ranges from the anecdotal to the scientific. Every marine gasoline engine maker …

Boats

Homeland security panel targets EPA's ethanol mandate

Opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency's ethanol mandate say Thursday's hearing in the Senate's homeland security committee is proof that …

US aims to increase ethanol sales to PH

Ethanol producers in the United States are keen on doubling exports to the Philippines under an aggressive expansion program that is centered on …

Farm group urges House to keep funding ethanol mandate

The country's largest farm group warned House lawmakers that making changes to the country's ethanol mandate would impede investment in biofuels and …

Belgian Steel Plant: We'll Make 50,000 Tons Of Ethanol From Byproduct

Even as world governments continue to encourage the production of biofuels, ethanol remains subject to particular criticism.<p>The highest-volume …

How Musk Controls Tesla, Electric-Car Sales, Ethanol Laws: Today's Car News

Today, an explanation of how Elon Musk controls Tesla Motors while owning just 27 percent of the company, a look at global electric-car sales, and a …

Ethanol supporters deliver 250k signatures to EPA

Fuels America, Poet, VoteVets Rally The Troops<p>Over 200,000 signatures from people asking the US environmental Protection Agency to support ethanol were delivered to Capitol Hill yesterday. The petitioners were voicing their support for "a strong final rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard," …

Biofuel

Jeb comes out against ethanol mandate, Iowa be damned

In an interview conducted in an Iowa Dairy Queen Sunday, Jeb Bush talked about the paleo diet (he’s lost 40 pounds, but was also drinking an Orange …

Biofuel

Scientists discover how to make ethanol using just water and CO2

Scientists at Stanford University in the state of California say they’ve developed a procedure for making potent liquid ethanol that doesn’t rely on …

Ethanol blend change would be like adding 1M vehicles to the road

The Obama administration's proposal to remove billions of gallons of corn-ethanol from US fuel would have a similar environmental impact as putting 951,600 more passenger vehicles on the road for a year, according to new calculations. The research was conducted by the Energy Resources Center at the …

University of Illinois

Ethanol company POET says it's good for the economy

We must mind the source for this bit of news. POET, apparently the second-largest US producer of ethanol after Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), has put out a press release about its first economic impact study. We must also mind the source of the economic impact study, an agriculture and biofuels …

Ethanol

Ethanol acts as lone bright spot amid China commodity gloom

NEW YORK/BEIJING, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Recent news from China makes depressing reading for commodities producers, with a slowing economy, tumbling stock prices and a currency devaluation all signaling weaker demand.<p>There is one exception: the world’s second biggest economy has begun importing ethanol …

Cheap Oil’s Making It Tough for Ethanol to Pay the Bills

Cheap crude oil may make it hard for ethanol companies to pay their bills on time.<p>The lowest oil prices in six years are hitting biofuel producers …

U.S. ethanol nears rare premium to gasoline, threatening margins

NEW YORK, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Benchmark U.S. ethanol prices are about to return to a rare premium versus gasoline for the first time since January, threatening to end a period of relatively healthy margins that was bolstered by unexpectedly strong summer fuel demand.<p>With crude oil prices crashing a …

Indian Oil plans $2.4 billion ethanol investment

<b>Mumbai/New Delhi:</b> Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL), the nation’s biggest refiner, plans to spend Rs.16,000 crore ($2.4 billion) to build a plant for …

RPT-U.S. ethanol industry sputters on cheap gas prices

(Repeats with no changes)<p>By Michael Hirtzer and Chris Prentice<p>CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The closure of two ethanol plants this week and proposed sale of a third highlight the growing challenges faced by small producers located far from cheap feedstock supplies in the U.S. Corn Belt, as …

In Iowa, Hillary Clinton says ethanol holds promise

'We Have Just Begun To Explore What We Can Do.'<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing more money for programs that help new farmers and she wants to increase access to fresh food as part of a rural agenda for her Democratic presidential campaign. Standing in front of a green John Deere tractor, …

Hillary Clinton

Why Would A Teenage Girl Encourage Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself?

Would you have to be a psychopath to tell someone else to take their own life?<p>In July 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter sent her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, a series of texts urging him to commit suicide. Late last month, standing in a Massachusetts courtroom over a year after his death, …

EU under pressure over vulture-killer drug

A killer drug continues to decimate Europe's last remaining vulture population, conservation groups have warned.<p>Speaking on World Vulture Awareness day on Saturday, a number of animal and environmental organisations, including BirdLife International, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and …

Israeli veterans recall horrors of country’s victory in six-day war

New documentary Censored Voices records ex-soldiers telling of their regrets over brutal 1967 conflict<p>Israeli soldiers had already searched the Palestinian families trudging away from their homes, cleared them of their weapons, and sent them on their way. Then a second group of soldiers pulled up …

Six Day War

Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

Kim Pil-Gi left his construction job in Seoul, South Korea, three months ago. Now he happily spends his days handling grubs: squirming, writhing, beetle larvae, each one about as thick as a grown man's thumb. He sits at a tray, sorting them by size.<p>"At the construction company a lot of the time I'd …