CORRECTION: BIOFUELS-GLOBAL WARMING STORY

CORRECTION: BIOFUELS-GLOBAL WARMING STORY By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press22 April 2014WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than [...]

2014-04-23T08:20:00+00:00April 23rd, 2014|News|Comments Off on CORRECTION: BIOFUELS-GLOBAL WARMING STORY

Geography in the News: The Gulf of Mexicos Dead Zone

Geography in the News: The Gulf of Mexicos Dead Zone By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM30 March 2014The Gulf’s Growing Dead Zone With rising demand over the past decade for the corn-based fuel additive ethanol, American farmers have grown more corn than at any time since World War II. Unfortunately, [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:59+00:00April 22nd, 2014|News|Comments Off on Geography in the News: The Gulf of Mexicos Dead Zone

Mississippi Basin Water Quality Declining Despite Conservation

Mississippi Basin Water Quality Declining Despite Conservation By Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic11 April 2014 Canals crisscross the Mississippi River Delta near Golden Meadow, Louisiana, where nutrient pollution remains a problem.  PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. U.S. federal scientists say water quality has declined in the massive Mississippi River Basin in recent years due [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:59+00:00April 14th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Mississippi Basin Water Quality Declining Despite Conservation

E.P.A.s Proposed Rules on Water Worry Farmers

E.P.A.s Proposed Rules on Water Worry Farmers By Ron Nixon, The New York Times12 March 2014Water rarely flows in one of the streambeds — it really seems to be little more than a small ditch — that Dean Lemke points out to a visitor on his 800-acre farm in Dows, Iowa. “I wouldn’t even call [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:59+00:00April 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on E.P.A.s Proposed Rules on Water Worry Farmers

Portman hopes bill floats in House

Portman hopes bill floats in House By Tom Jackson, Sandusky Register1 April 2014   U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, hopes to convince the U.S. House that his water bill holds water.   The Senate has approved Portman’s bill to combat harmful algal blooms. The measure has now advanced to the House. “There is no companion bill in the [...]

2014-04-11T08:29:00+00:00April 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Portman hopes bill floats in House