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Stories by Ian Branam

Escape Online from Food Deserts

Food deserts are a complex public health issue that has garnered a wealth of exposure due to Michelle Obama’s obesity initiative. Although a number of solutions have been offered to combat food deserts, most of them have considerable drawbacks.Like with many public health issues, community-based approaches have been proposed to make a dent in food deserts...

May 28, 2013 — Ian Branam

Are Algae Biofuels a Realistic Alternative to Petroleum?

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found that nearly 14 percent of land in the continental United States, or roughly the combined area of Texas and New Mexico, could be used for converting algae to transportation fuels.In 2008, the U.S...

March 20, 2013 — Ian Branam
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World