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Evolution of Plant Life Cycle

...oundation of biology, and with today's emphasis on biofuels and medically important plants, it should be clear how important it is to learn the evolutionary history of all the organisms on our planet."Qiu collaborated on the project with 20 other researchers from the University of Michigan; the University of ...

Cancer Research May Help Biofuels

...n $50 and $60 a barrel recently. As a result, most biofuels are currently supported by subsidies. Genetic modification helps ameliorate the problem by allowing farmers to generate more starch, which can be converted to ethanol or biodiesel, per acre. The company has already grown a dozen or so fields each ...

Shedding New Light on Proteorhodopsin

...veral different sources may be better at producing biofuels than microbes that can only utilize a single energy source. The results of this study appear in a paper published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), entitled: Light-powering Escherichia coli with proteorhodopsin. Co-aut...

Outsourcing Farming, a Chinese Initiative

...ng use of farmland in the United States to produce biofuels is pushing China to seek more of its staples from South America, where land is still cheap and plentiful, reports say. 'All of a sudden you have a global market for land, a competition between several different products for the same amount of land,...

Ethanol Could Be Damaging for Human Health, New Study Says

...estioned the wisdom of promoting ethanol and other biofuels if they cause as much harm as pollution from gasoline, which causes about 10,000 premature deaths a year in the United States. 'There are alternatives, such as battery-electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, whose energy can be de...

Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists

...ion and its friends in Europe are avidly promoting biofuels as a viable alternative to the environment-polluti...lift point out that the surging global interest in biofuels derives from a false belief among politicians that there must be a technical solution to climate cha...

FAO Says Biofuels Threatening Food Security

...erting food crop land to extensive cultivation for biofuels would damage biodiversity and lead to a serious th...condary cereals and vegetable oils used to produce biofuels have gone up while meat and milk product rose by 46 percent last November because of increased fodde...

Brits Need to Change Lifestyle to Have a Greener Future: Report

...eir homes energy efficient, and switch from gas to biofuels or renewable electricity. But there would also be "negative" effects in terms of the lifestyle that people enjoy. Air travel would become far too expensive unless the industry "pulls something out of the hat" and finds a green fuel. And the die...

Radical Change in the Lifestyle Might Bring a Greener Future for Brits

...eir homes energy efficient, and switch from gas to biofuels or renewable electricity. But there would also be "negative" effects in terms of the lifestyle that people enjoy. Air travel would become far too expensive unless the industry "pulls something out of the hat" and finds a green fuel. And the diet...

For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

...cted countries and the switch to growing crops for biofuels in others. And rice prices have been steadily creeping upwards too. A joint report from the UN and the OECD yesterday warned that high commodities prices could last over the next decade, predicting grains would rise by as much as 50 per cent betwee...

Humans are Gobbling Up a Quarter of Nature's Resources, Reveals Study

...if plants like palm oil and rapeseed are grown for biofuels to ease reliance on fossil fuels". "We are asking for trouble, if we expand production of biofuels, as the only fertile land available is tropical rainforests," said Haberl. "If we want full-scale replacement of fossil fuels by biofuels, this wou...

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