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Poisonous Tree Holds Bio-Fuel Promise

Jatropha curcas, a poisonous, semi-evergreen shrub that can grow as high as 20 feet, produces seeds laden with oil that backers say is an ideal biofuel.  It has already fared well in testing with airlines and trucking companies. Jatropha can provide “environmentally...

Climate Warming Tipping Point

We’ve all heard about global warming. The earth’s warming, it’s not — it’s cooling. One thing’s for sure, my head is spinning. It’s gotten hard to keep track of what kind of climate change we’re really in for. James...

Biofuels Could Cause More Harm Than Good

Prof. Steven Hamburg was currently in Washington, DC, attending a biofuels workshop – there was a lot of interest in linking the science and policy to ensure that biofuels help farmers, address climate change, reduce dependence on foreign oil, and protect the...