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Lawsuit says US environmental agency ignores harm of biofuel production
New suit charges that the EPA disregards ethanol production’s impact on endangered species as it is directed to study under law

Tom Perkins

24, Jul, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Sadiq Khan in U-turn on ‘eco’ wood-burners amid pollution fears
Campaigners’ pressure sees London mayor withdraw approval for stoves billed as better for the environment

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Skyler King

22, Jul, 2023 @1:03 PM

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A look at some of the corporations that dominate the Amazon
From mining to cattle ranching and soya farming, some of the world’s largest companies exploit the region, though many also claim to be giving something back

Bibi van der Zee, Patrick Greenfield and Jonathan Watts

02, Jun, 2023 @12:17 PM

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Jet planes and sugar cane: Qantas and Airbus get on board biofuel factory in Queensland
Aviation giants look to agricultural waste in bid to cut emissions but experts say it is no panacea

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

30, Mar, 2023 @5:47 AM

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Big oil firms touted algae as climate solution. Now all have pulled funding
Insiders aren’t surprised as ExxonMobil, the last remaining proponent of green algae biofuel, ends research

Amy Westervelt

17, Mar, 2023 @5:32 PM

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Gas industry lobbying hard against EU boiler phaseout, leaked emails suggest
Liquid petroleum gas firms want a directive to favour biofuels and hydrogen, to which they could pivot

Fiona Harvey and Phoebe Cooke

07, Mar, 2023 @3:01 PM

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Food, feed and fuel: global seaweed industry could reduce land needed for farming by 110m hectares, study finds
Scientists identify parts of ocean suitable for seaweed cultivation and suggest it could constitute 10% of human diet to reduce impact of agriculture

Graham Readfearn

26, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Stop burning trees to make energy, say 650 scientists before Cop15 biodiversity summit
Letter says bioenergy is wrongly deemed ‘carbon neutral’ and contributes to wildlife loss

Phoebe Weston

05, Dec, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Burning imported wood in Drax power plant ‘doesn’t make sense’, says Kwarteng
Drax power plant has taken £5.6bn in subsidies from energy bill payers but business secretary says practice is ‘not sustainable’

Damian Carrington Environment editor

11, Aug, 2022 @11:23 AM

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Halt use of biofuels to ease food crisis, says green group
RePlanet calls on EU to ditch organic targets and for governments to lift bans on genetically modified crops

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

13, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot
Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

30, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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US to proceed with production of biofuels despite global food crisis
Campaigners call to prioritise grain for human consumption over its use as a fuel

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

24, Jun, 2022 @5:16 PM

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