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Burning bunnies for biofuel?

The Swedes, those latter-day descendants of bloodthirsty Vikings, have found a new use for rabbits: heating fuel. According to Der Spiege l, stray rabbits in Stockholm are being shot, frozen and then shipped to a heating plant to be incinerated...

October 14, 2009 — David Biello

Steven Chu to Greenhouse Gases: We Will Bury You

The U.S. Secretary of Energy—channeling former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev perhaps?—has one thing to say in this week's Science to the greenhouse gases emitted by coal-fired power plants: We will bury you...

September 25, 2009 — David Biello

How much in subsidies do fossil fuels get anyway?

At least some members of the Obama administration plan to call for an end to fossil-fuel subsidies as part of next week's G20 economic leaders summit, citing positive impacts ranging from improved energy security to combating climate change...

September 18, 2009 — David Biello

What will it take to produce "A Sea Change" in public opinion on ocean acidification?

How do you make a movie about changes to the ocean's chemistry? See here:

Sven Huseby and wife Barbara Ettinger have made a new documentary about ocean acidification, the other offspring (along with global warming) of the rising concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere (and the one that can't be covered up with a good batch of geoengineering.) As a staffer at the marine environmental group Oceana once told me: "If the ocean goes, we're all toast."

A Sea Change premieres outside the film festival circuit this Sunday, September 13, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City at 4 P.M...

September 11, 2009 — David Biello
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