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Beer Brewing Bonus: Biofuel

If you’ve been searching for an environmentally friendly excuse to head to the pub for a pint, a group of scientists from Cornell University may be able to help.  The scientists looked at over 400,000 gene sequences from brewery wastewater.  Uncovered, were the genes of the microbes best suited to converting the wastewater into biofuel.

Oil, Gas, Sun: Done Versus Fun

Bloodhound SSC is working to break the Land Speed Record with hopes of reaching speeds in excess of 1,000 mph.  The environmental merit of Bloodhound’s pursuit is for the future to determine.  However, the Solar Powered Land Speed Record was broken on January 7, 2011.

How to Bring a Plane Down: FAA Greens Landings

The next time you fly, during the landing, you probably won’t think you are crashing but you may feel something a bit different.  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is changing the way planes land in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.  The FAA is straightening the descent path instituting a process called Continuous Descent Approach (CDA).

True Colors: Ambre Is Not Green

Millennium Bulk Terminals, a subsidiary of Australian company Ambre Energy Limited, received preliminary approval from Cowlitz County to create a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, U.S., in November, 2009.  The original plan was for a facility that would handle five million tons of coal per year.

U.S. Coal to China = 7,000 Mile Supply Chain

In 2009 China became a net-importer of coal.  In 2006 the New York Times reported that China was already using “more coal than the United States, the European Union and Japan combined.”  Today the amount of coal demanded in China is greater than

“Hello”: An Energy and Emissions Lesson From Uncle Leo

Len Lesser, Uncle Leo of Seinfeld fame, died yesterday, February 16, 2011, age 88.  “The Bookstore”, season 9 episode 17 for those of you following along at home, presents a scenario that mirro

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