28 Jun '11, 2pm

Can Biofuels Save Sub-Saharan Africa?: Two researchers see great potential for biofuel crops on marginal lands.

Can Biofuels Save Sub-Saharan Africa?: Two researchers see great potential for biofuel crops on marginal lands.

Jacob Silberberg for The New York Times A man sprays pesticide on a farm in Sangalkam, Senegal. When soaring food prices, climate change, growing energy demands, poverty, international politics and social justice are in the mix, you have a tried and true recipe for heated debate with just about anyone. I’m referring, as you may have guessed, to the hot-button topic of biofuels. Last week, the journal Nature published a special outlook issue dedicated to the state of, and prospects for, biofuels production in an energy-hungry future. In the article “A New Hope for Africa,” Lee R. Lynd, a professor of environmental engineering design at Dartmouth College, and Jeremy Woods, a lecturer on bioenergy at Imperial College in London, argue that, far from posing a direct threat to the world’s food supply, the development of an African bioenergy industry has a great potential to incr...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/can-biofuels-sa...

Tweets

Could biofuels actually save the rainforest?

grist.org 27 Jun '11, 5pm

Production of biofuel from palm oil has been an unmitigated disaster for the rainforest, leading to clear-cutting througho...

Worst drought in 60 years brings starvation fea...

news.mongabay.com 30 Jun '11, 6pm

Burning up: warmer world means the rise of megafires (05/12/2011) Megafires are likely both worsened by and contributing t...

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: conservation travel can help save endangered wildlife

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: conservation travel can...

theecologist.org 29 Jun '11, 11am

The Blue Marble Project began in 2009 as a simple way to make our ocean message stickier and more memorable. After a prese...

50 Percent Biofuels Now Allowed in Jet Fuel

renewableenergyworld.com 01 Jul '11, 8pm

The renewable fuels can be blended with conventional commercial and military jet fuel through requirements in the newly is...

Five Fabulous Dishes from South Africa.. pigout...

cumidanciki.com 29 Jun '11, 10am

Not actually containing any bunny rabbit at all, the bunny chow is a delicious meal found particularly on the east coast o...

50 Percent Biofuels Now Allowed in Jet Fuel

renewableenergyworld.com 01 Jul '11, 7pm

The renewable fuels can be blended with conventional commercial and military jet fuel through requirements in the newly is...

from greenkampong.com: Save the world's saddest...

greenkampong.com 28 Jun '11, 4pm

Browse > Home / Green Reporter / Save the world’s saddest dolphins: Roadshow Save the world’s saddest dolphins: Roadshow J...