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Part 2: There Are Good and Bad Biofuels

Today’s post is by Dr. Bill Chameides, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and lead author of the forthcoming blog The Green Grok. This is the second post in a 2-part series on biofuels. Last week’s topic was why corn ethanol is an environmental loser. But are all biofuels losers? No. Some can […]

May 8th

Biofuels Part I: Corn Ethanol Isn’t the Solution

Written by Dr. Bill Chameides, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and lead author of the forthcoming blog The Green Grok. This post is Part 1 of a 2-part series on biofuels. Today’s post looks at corn; Part 2 will examine the most promising biofuels. Who doesn’t want to be green? But beware […]

April 30th

Tapping the Wind and Sun to Save Water

This post is by Dr. Bill Chameides, Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and lead author of the forthcoming blog The Green Grok. Everyone knows we need green energy to fight global warming. But there’s another big reason to tap renewable power sources –- not enough water. Large swaths of the Southwest and […]

April 16th