Selenium deficiency 'endemic' in Malawi
Low availability of selenium, an essential human micronutrient, in Malawian soils is responsible for its deficiency among the country's population, a study has found. Researchers from Malawi, New Zealand and the United Kingdom sought to establish both whether selenium content in different Malawian soils affects the mineral content of food crops grown in them, and its ultimate influence on the status of human health.
Progress towards clean energy has stalled, concludes the IEA.
Chatham House report: Biofuels are not sustainable
Current biofuels pose significant sustainability problems, according to a new report by the British think tank Chatham House.
NREL: Quality Parameters and Chemical Analysis for Biodiesel Produced in the United States in 2011
The newest biodiesel quality survey by NREL.
Researchers discover way to produce hydrogen fuel from any plant
Virginia Tech researchers figure out how to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant which could drive down fuel cell costs.
Carbon 'tape' easier way to cut CO2 from our flying habit?
A carbon fiber material made from tape instead of yarn can significantly reduce the weight - and fuel needs, and CO2 emissions - of passenger jets.
Antibiotics for Organic Apples? Consumer Advocates Say, No More
Obama biofuel budget spills few details, still attacked by House GOP
GOP lawmakers are pushing bills to limit the amount of biofuels in the nation's energy supply and axe requirements that gasoline producers use ethanol.
A clear, comprehensive overview of the U.S. electricity system
Here's a clear and comprehensive overview of the U.S. electricity system -- utilities, transmission, regulations, all of it -- in convenient slideshow form.
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