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Are We Ready for Genetically Modified … Trees?

That's right, it's more than just corn and soybeans. Scientists are now considering the genetic modification of trees. What need is there to modify a tree, you ask? Well, in an effort to grow more "su…

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Coffee & Beer? The 6 Weirdest Alternative Fuel Sources

A trip to the gas station is about the most boring task in the modern world. But making fuel is a strange and fantastic journey—for scientists and inventors trying to find sustainable alternatives to …

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7 Places Poo Will Power the Future (Slideshow)

By Tracy Staedter, Discovery Channel Everybody poops. But why should it just stop there? Feces -- human or other -- contains methane, hydrogen and nitrogen that can be converted into energy. And wh…

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Navy Chief to Congress: Support Biofuels

The Navy's top official says he thinks federal lawmakers will come around on the branch's ambitions to ease its use of foreign oil once they understand it's not an environmental move. It's a defense s…

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Denver Zoo Uses the Power of…Poo…

It's only a prototype now, but the Denver Zoo is using animal poop and trash to power an electric rickshaw. The plan is to test the fuel's efficacy to eventually power an entire elephant pavalion. It'…

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US Flights Biofueled for First Time (video)

United Continental and Alaska Air have powered domestic flights on Solazyme biofuel. Fuels made from a combination of conventional jet fuel and either cooking oil or algae powered the planes. goo…

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Burning Cooking Oil, In a Good Way

We have all been reading about the virtues of using recycled vegetable oil to power everything from lawn mowers to diesel engines for years now. Actually, Rudolph Diesel, the inventor of the Diesel en…

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U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credits

In a 73-27 vote, Senate members from both parties recently voted to put an end to the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) which many said was wasteful and costly in a time of extreme economic…

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Biolamp and Bioplastics

I love it when someone thinks so out of the box that it makes me smile with wonder at the possibilities of human imagination and the good we can do. [caption id="attachment_964" align="alignleft" w…

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The Clean Cars in Our Future

In 50 years, we'll look back on the internal combustion engine and see it as a giant anachronism, like the steam locomotive. So declares Elon Musk, a software entrepreneur turned energy pioneer who so…

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