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Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, U.S. energy policy has sought to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels with alternatives. One prominent option is using biofuels, such as ethanol in place of gasoline and biodiesel instead of ordinary diesel. Read More.
Climate change did not come up in the first presidential debate – well, not in any real sense. Hillary Clinton jabbed at Donald Trump for claiming that “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” He denied that he said it, but his tweet on November 6, 2012 says otherwise. Later Trump chided Clinton that climate change is not as important “as you think, as your president thinks.” Read More.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan highlights a number of serious problems: a public health outbreak, inadequate urban infrastructure, environmental injustice and political failures. But when it comes to recovery, the central challenge, and one that has received relatively little attention, is our lack of useful information and understanding. Read More.
The Aliso Canyon leak in California earlier this year focused public attention on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Read More.
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