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Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year

6/13/2014 - America is being doused every minute of every day with the toxic heavy metal lead as it is burned in "avgas" -- aviation gas, the fuel that powers most piston-driven aircraft (i.e. anything with a propeller). A grand total of 571 tons of lead are dumped each year into the air over our heads from aircraft...

Top 10 ways to burn less gas and save money on fuel

6/7/2014 - As gasoline and diesel fuel prices remain through the roof -- and there appears to be no end in sight to higher prices (despite a boom in oil and gas production in the U.S.) -- it's becoming more necessary to et the best fuel economy you possibly can out of every gallon. With that in mind, and with...

Ethanol myth shattered: Corn biofuels release more greenhouse gases than gasoline

5/12/2014 - Corn-derived biofuels release even more greenhouse gases than conventional gasoline, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change on April 20. The $500,000 study, which was funded by the federal government, is expected to be a setback for the Obama administration's plan to promote such...

Technology breakthrough creates jet fuel out of thin air using solar power

5/10/2014 - European researchers have overcome one of the first barriers standing in the way of being able to produce jet fuel from nothing more than sunlight, water and the carbon dioxide found in air. The successful trial was conducted by researchers from oil company Royal Dutch Shell, the German think-tank...

Shock study: Corn biofuels cause more global warming than fossil fuels

4/21/2014 8:20:42 AM - A new study shows that biofuels which are manufactured from leftover materials of harvested corn are worse than gasoline in causing harmful atmospheric emissions in the short term, a finding that challenges the government's assertions that they are a much cleaner alternative to help combat climate change. According...

Californium could provide a safer way to dispose of nuclear waste

3/31/2014 - Disposing nuclear waste is tricky business; governments today are unsure of how to properly manage and store the toxic byproducts. The radioactive waste just can't be scraped into the garbage and tossed out in a landfill. At minimum, radioactive waste must be sealed in airtight steel or concrete containers...

Health Basics: Processed 'vegetable' oils fuel inflammation and cancer

3/21/2014 - What if you bought a brand new car or truck and you immediately filled it with used oil and ethanol-laden gasoline? How soon would you experience major engine malfunctions, and how soon compared to a new car that you gave only the cleanest oil and gas possible? Many people perceive vegetable oils as...

New fuel cell technology produces electricity from biomass and sunlight

2/28/2014 - The future of renewable energy is upon us, as a team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has reportedly come up with a new way to extract energy directly from crude biomass, at room temperature, that avoids the need for expensive and pollutive precious metals or other conventional...

Fukushima's two worst-case scenarios explained by Arnie Gunderson

12/4/2013 - Recently, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the Tokyo Electric and Power Co., or TEPCO, to decommission two more reactors at its Fukushima power plant, which was heavily damaged following an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The reactors, 5 and 6, were not in operation at the time of...

Human pee may power future robots

11/19/2013 - Scientists are one step closer to building autonomous waste-fueled robots, according to research published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. Researchers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have designed a new pump that will allow a robot to power itself with human urine. In the past decade,...

Fukushima fiasco: Tepco's risky removal of radioactive fuel could set off uncontrolled chain reaction; emergency delay invoked

11/18/2013 - The Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced it is delaying the relocation of fuel rods from its crippled plant reactors. Work was originally scheduled to begin today due to the fact that fuel rods remain highly vulnerable in the damaged storage pools. Right now, Fukushima is just one earthquake or tidal...

Free energy breakthrough? Holy grail of water splitting technology now achieved with sunlight, mirrors and seawater

8/2/2013 - A team of scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have achieved what appears to be the "holy grail" of water splitting technology for the production and storage of clean, abundant energy. Because sunlight is free, I'm calling this "free energy." To understand this breakthrough, it's important...

Death of 19 firefighters in Arizona begs the question: Why do we keep putting out forest fires in the first place?

7/1/2013 - Long before humans ever arrived on the scene, forest fires burned themselves out naturally. The forests re-grew and the cycle repeated: fire and rebirth, fire and rebirth. Over and over again for millions of years. This was never a problem until humans came along and decided to build expensive homes...

The great algae conspiracy: Are oceans being destroyed to replace oil with algae?

5/13/2013 - In what he describes as "the mother of all conspiracy theories," an Arizona-based talk radio host says the powers that be are intentionally destroying large bodies of water in a bid to create a multi-trillion-dollar biofuel industry. According to Dave Hodges, who laid out the details on his website...

The Feds don't care about pot smokers; they just keep HEMP illegal in order to maintain the power, medicine, and fuel monopolies

1/5/2013 - The Feds (federal government) couldn't care LESS about pot smokers, and a bunch of people feeling happy and eating nachos late at night while talking about the universe and maybe a little "green" peace. In fact, the U.S. government only cares about keeping HEMP FARMING ILLEGAL because that, my friends,...

Five amazing and unusual uses for algae - From healing your gut to fueling your car

11/10/2012 - The simple, single celled algae that comprise superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, marine plankton, or blue-green algae (which some now consider a bacteria) are self-feeding photosynthetic (needing sunlight) organisms that grow in lakes, man-made pools, and the ocean. In addition to using green...

Unrest growing among NJ, NY citizens: Dumpster diving for food, fist fights over fuel, tempers flare in Sandy aftermath

11/2/2012 - The first 72 hours after a natural disaster are the "polite" hours. Residents operate under the illusion that Big Government will soon save them with emergency supplies: food, water, fuel, clothing and more. So they follow the rules and "play nice." After about the third day, all those social niceties...

Gasoline from air? New technology delivers clean and green fuel of the future

11/1/2012 - The true cost of fossil fuel reaches far beyond what is paid at the gas pump -- the expense of waging war to protect oil interests, governmental corruption, global warming and environmental destruction all are part of the equation. And don't forget about the health consequences as well. Fortunately,...

Chocolate-based fuel and plant fiber car - A new wave of eco-friendly innovation

8/17/2012 - Chocolate is not just a pleasurable treat anymore. Researchers in the UK have discovered a way to convert waste produced from chocolate manufacturing into viable eco-fuel. Whether environmentally friendly biodiesel or hydrogen for fuel cells, both can now be produced using chocolate factory refuge....

Biofuel scammer used government credit money to purchase Patton battle tank

8/16/2012 - What would you do to obtain a piece of U.S. military history? If you're Jeffrey David Gunselman, you might resort to defrauding the government. According to court records, Gunselman - CEO of Absolute Fuel, a biodiesel fuel company - has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas for lying about...

Nestle blames biofuels for skyrocketing food inflation

7/25/2012 - You want to know why food prices are climbing all over the world? Well, the head of Nestle, the world's largest food manufacturer, says it's because we are increasingly burning our food for fuel. In fact, company chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe declared recently, we have begun to rely on food-produced...

U.S. Government blocks sales of fuel-efficient cars

6/15/2012 - The development of affordable "green" cars and trucks - electric vehicles or hybrids designed to dramatically curb the nation's reliance on fossil fuels - is supposed to be a primary goal for the Obama administration and a number of government and industry leaders. But what about diesel-burning vehicles...

Fukushima reactor No. 4 vulnerable to catastrophic collapse; could unleash 85 times Cesium-137 radiation of Chernobyl; human civilization on the brink

5/6/2012 - The news you are about to read puts everything else in the category of "insignificant" by comparison. Concerned about the 2012 U.S. presidential election? Worried about GMOs? Fluoride? Vaccines? Secret prisons? None of that even matters if we don't solve the problem of Fukushima reactor No. 4, which...

Is seaweed the future of alternative energy sources like biofuel?

3/16/2012 - In the age of ever-spiraling gasoline prices and with green technology still in its infancy, a number of scientists are actively searching for clean, renewable sources of energy alternatives to fossil fuel. Much of the push to create renewable fuel sources has gone toward the production of bioethanol,...

Nutrition 101: Part 1 - Overview (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:04:34 PM - For the most part, when we read textbooks or try to figure out the jargon associated with nutrition, it tends to confuse or even alienate us. It certainly did that to me in the beginning when I tried to make sense of it all. And what a shame that was, because to be able to understand how to maintain...

Why you should avoid filling up your gas tank with ethanol-laced fuel

3/10/2012 - New guidelines recently put forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for automobile fuel could spell disaster for your car's engine. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reports that the EPA is set to approve E15 automobile fuel, or fuel that contains up to 15 percent ethanol, which...

Refineries facing heavy government fines for not blending a biofuel that doesn't exist

1/23/2012 - It seems almost too absurd to be true, but in the land of leviathan government, where the layers of bureaucracy are so intertwined it is impossible to navigate them, comes the revelation that the U.S. government has now taken to fining companies for not using a required product that doesn't even exist. In...

Study suggests 'green' biofuels are more environmentally harmful than fossil fuels

11/8/2011 - New research comparing the environmental effects of "green" biofuel to those brought about by traditional fossil fuel has revealed some shocking findings. Rather than reduce the overall carbon load and protect the environment as previously believed, biofuel derived from palm oil may actually be more...

Solar flare could unleash nuclear holocaust across planet Earth, forcing hundreds of nuclear power plants into total meltdowns

9/13/2011 - Forget about the 2012 Mayan calendar, comet Elenin or the Rapture. The real threat to human civilization is far more mundane, and it's right in front of our noses. If Fukushima has taught us anything, it's that just one runaway meltdown of fissionable nuclear material can have wide-ranging and potentially...

Nuclear Nightmare

7/18/2011 - For almost three months the bad nuclear news has been shouting at us, warning us, but even the professionals in the area of toxicity are not abandoning their lives or homes. Is it an everyone-goes-down-with-the-ship paradigm that has a hold on these people? The invisible but hot magna of nuclear toxicity...

TEPCO: Stopping melt-through fuel from contaminating groundwater will cost too much, hurt company stock price

6/24/2011 - The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which owns the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility struck by the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, has made it abundantly clear that protecting people and the environment from the radioactive fallout of its three massive reactor "melt-throughs"...

TEPCO now confirms nuclear meltdown in Fukushima reactor No. 1

5/12/2011 - TEPCO has now publicly admitted it wasn't telling the truth about the severity of the damage to Fukushima reactor No. 1. We're now being told what we've suspected all along -- that nuclear fuel rods in that reactor are totally exposed and have suffered a nuclear meltdown, releasing vast amounts of radiation...

Mainstream media regurgitates exact same news on Fukushima, word for word

4/10/2011 - Where can you go to find "trusted" news about Fukushima? Well according to Google News, only the mainstream sources are "trusted" these days. That's why they've removed nearly all alternative news sites from their news index, leaving only the monotone, mindless canned mainstream news sources for people...

Fukushima meltdown update: Cesium in the soil, ocean waters contaminated and fuel core meltdown now under way

3/31/2011 - Here are the latest developments on the Fukushima catastrophe, including quotes from a well-known physicist who is now raising the alarm over "three raging meltdowns" at the Fukushima complex. • As the Wall Street Journal reports (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703806304576233221749626458.html),...

Exposed fuel rods in empty, cracked cooling pool may soon release 130 tons of uranium directly into the environment

3/20/2011 - While much of the mainstream media appears to be moving on from the impending Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently released some startling and dire news about the now-empty spent fuel rod pool in the plant's Reactor 4. According to the NRC, a crack...

Its Getting Worse in Tokyo

3/19/2011 - On March 15 Michi Okugawa wrote, "The situation in Tokyo is getting worse. The number of people who are panicking is increasing with more and more people trying to get out of Tokyo or out of the country. The nuclear plant explosion is having a large effect in our daily lives. The biggest problem is...

MOX plutonium fuel used in Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor two million times more deadly than enriched uranium

3/17/2011 - Largely absent from most mainstream media reports on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is the fact that a highly-dangerous "mixed-oxide" (MOX) fuel in present in six percent of the fuel rods at the plant's Unit 3 reactor. Why is MOX a big deal? According to the Nuclear Information Resource Center...

Widespread nuclear fallout edges closer as spent fuel pool runs dry, says NRC

3/17/2011 - The situation in Japan seems to be going from bad to worse, as officials from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently came forward saying that water pools used to cool spent fuel rods in Unit 4 have run dry, and that temperatures are rising rapidly in several of the other reactor units. "There...

Experimental rooftop reactor generates liquid fuel from sunlight

3/12/2011 - Researchers have designed a device that uses solar power to produce the components of liquid fuels, mimicking the process by which plants convert sunlight into sugar to fuel their own cells. Although solar electric or wind systems can be used to provide stationary energy to homes and other buildings,...

Twelve unsustainable things that will soon come to a disastrous end on our planet

3/11/2011 - If you look around what's really happening in our world today, there's an inescapable pattern that curiously emerges: Much of what's going on is simply unsustainable. It can't go on for much longer, in other words. And it must collapse due to the laws of economics or physics. Here, I've put together...

Alternative algae fuel still a pipe dream, suggests study

2/20/2011 - Engineers and scientists from around the world have been exploring the possibility of producing "green" fuel using natural algae, and they say that one day it could revolutionize the fuel production industry and lessen or eliminate reliance on petroleum-based fossil fuels. But a study presented by the...

USDA deregulates GMO corn engineered to produce fuel, not food

2/16/2011 - Right on the heels of the USDA's decision to deregulate GM alfalfa (http://www.naturalnews.com/031196_GE_alfalfa_GMOs.html), the U.S. Department of Agriculture has now decided to completely deregulate genetically engineered corn used for ethanol production. This is just the latest Frankenfood horror...

EPA to regulate rocket fuel chemical in drinking water for causing the same problems as fluoride

2/4/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified the need to set a limit on the amount of perchlorate, a toxic chemical found in rocket fuel, that is permissible in water supplies. The agency says perchlorates negatively affects the body's ability to uptake iodine, which in turn alters...

Food bubble collapse threatens survival of human civilization

1/18/2011 - The following article originally ran on NaturalNews in 2008 but was shifted over to Counterthink.com which ultimately got replaced with political cartoons. In light of today's sudden attention on the food bubble and the possible collapse of human civilization as described by author and environmentalist...

Researchers turn water into fuel using natural sunlight

1/10/2011 - Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have come up with a way to convert water into fuel using sunlight and an oxide of a naturally-occurring rare earth metal. Professor Sossina Haile and her team from Caltech were able to utilize cerium oxide to act as a renewable and inexpensive...

Biofuels worse than fossil fuels, says expert

11/28/2010 - Biofuels have become all the rage among many environmental and sustainably-minded advocacy groups as a way to end dependence on foreign oil, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and create a "greener" tomorrow. But Andreas Spath, PhD, an expert in the field of geochemistry, says that biofuels are actually...

Bacteria could make car fuel from thin air

11/26/2010 - An enzyme produced by a common soil bacterium may help produce usable automobile fuel from a vehicle's own exhaust pipe, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California and the California Institute of Technology. The bacterium in question, Azotobacter vinelandii, produces...

Scientists develop fuel cells powered by urine

9/7/2010 - Efforts to develop alternative, renewable forms of energy have taken a whole new direction as researchers from the University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering and Physical Sciences recently announced a strange, almost humorous, new way to develop energy. Shanwen Tao and Rong Lan, two postdoctoral...

Biofuels emit 400 percent more CO2 than regular fuels

8/10/2010 - A recent report issued by the European Union has revealed that biofuels, or fuel made from living, renewable sources, is not really all that beneficial to the environment. Rather than reduce the net carbon footprint as intended, biofuels can produce four times more carbon dioxide pollution than conventional...

New Research Blasts Supposed Efficiency of Corn Ethanol

6/26/2010 - New research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that corn-based ethanol biofuel is wasteful, inefficient, and a misuse of taxpayer money. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom in Washington (which we all know means "fat wallet wisdom") but agrees with the research you've already...

Airline Forms Partnership to Build First Biojet Fuel Plant in Europe

4/10/2010 - A leading UK airline has committed to partner with a US based clean energy company to establish a biofuel plant in East London. The plant will make fuel from waste from the city of London destined for landfill sites. The airline aims to reduce its net carbon emission contribution by half by the year...

Can the U.S. Navy Make Jet Fuel Out of Sea Water?

1/17/2010 - U.S. Navy scientists are investigating a method for transforming ocean water into jet fuel as a way to maintain U.S. military superiority even in the face of dwindling global oil supplies. "The U.S. Navy is surrounded by seawater and the Navy needs jet fuel," said researcher Robert Dorner, who works...

Just 16 Ships Expel as Much Pollution as All the Cars in the World

12/26/2009 - Large shipping vessels have become commonplace in today's global marketplace as goods are imported and exported across the world. While the high levels of pollution they create are something that most people don't think too much about, some scientists are beginning to evaluate their environmental effect....

Living Fuel achieves new superfood milestone with high score on antioxidant test

9/8/2009 - If you follow the news on superfoods, you're probably familiar with the term "ORAC" -- Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It's a measure of the antioxidant power of a food or substance. You may not be aware that there's a new, more advanced ORAC test available today: ORACFN. ORACFN measures the...

Free Energy Technology Could Destroy the Natural World (But It Doesn't Have To)

4/24/2009 - As the editor of NaturalNews, I've long been a proponent of free energy technologies and research. I've written about the reality of cold fusion for more than ten years, braving the incessant whining of ignorant scientists who said it was all a hoax, year after year, right up until the U.S. Navy recently...

Algae Can Save the World From Global Warming While Producing Biofuel

4/7/2009 - Scientists at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom are conducting research into ways to use algae to not only remove global warming-causing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but also in the synthesis of new biofuels that do not compete with food production. Algae is being eagerly investigated...

Review of the Best Plant Protein Powders - Nutribody, SunWarrior, LivingFuel, Nutribiotic

12/12/2008 - It's challenging to get quality proteins into your diet if you eat a mostly plant-based diet. And thanks to all the scary chemicals in many of the conventional meat products available today, most health-conscious consumers are actively seeking to limit their meat consumption or eliminate it altogether. What...

Upgrade Your Fuel Mix and Personalize Your Diet

11/28/2008 - How many times have you heard the saying, "You are what you eat" and, on hearing it, asked yourself this simple question, "What exactly does that mean"? In our current world of information overload, maybe even info-glut, we receive so much dietary advice that its easy to become confused. Increasingly,...

The New "Green" Fuel: Algae

10/26/2008 - A new company called Sapphire Energy claims that it has developed a process for turning algae into crude oil, which can then be used to make fuel for automobiles or even jets. According to Sapphire CEO Jason Pyle, the green-colored crude oil is chemically equivalent to the fossil fuel version and...

Make Your Own Ethanol for $1 Per Gallon with New Microfueler From E-Fuel Corp

10/21/2008 - A company called E-Fuel Corp. has developed a device to allow consumers to distill their own ethanol at home, and claims that the device will let its customers fuel their automobiles for only $1 per gallon. The EFuel100 MicroFueler, which is about six feet high, six feet deep and 3.5 feet wide, is...

Who Is Responsible for the Surge in Food and Fuel Prices?

9/9/2008 - The impact of the green revolution into biofuels is impacting more than anyone could have guessed on the availability, and thus the cost, of food. From 2002 until February this year the cost of a basket of food rose by 140% according to a World Bank report (1). The impact is being felt worldwide....

Obese Air Passengers May be Charged Fees Based on Body Weight Due to Skyrocketing Fuel Prices

8/29/2008 - Hammered by rising fuel costs, airlines around the world are implementing new cost-cutting measures and considering others - possibly including charging passengers by weight, similar to the way that air freight is priced. "If you look at the air-freight business, that's the way they've always done...

Top Superfood Formulator Living Fuel Earns NaturalNews Recommendation for "Living Fuel Rx" Product Line

6/16/2008 - As NaturalNews readers well know, I'm very selective about the companies and products I recommend. Not having any financial ties with any of these companies gives me a level of freedom to tell the truth about good companies, bad companies, and everything in between. This level of complete financial...

The Biofuels Scam, Food Shortages and the Coming Collapse of the Human Population

4/23/2008 - It was one of the dumbest "green" ideas ever proposed: Convert millions of acres of cropland into fields for growing ethanol from corn, then burn fossil fuels to harvest the ethanol, expending more energy to extract the fuel than you get from the fuel itself! Meanwhile, sit back and proclaim you've...

Understanding the Transition From Seed Corn to Biofuels

3/21/2008 - We are about to witness and experience the greatest sustained rise in grain prices seen in the last 30 years. This rise will include wheat, rice, and maize; these three comprising over 90% of all grains cultivated on the planet. Let's do some digging to figure out what is causing this sharp increase. The...

Are Biofuels a Biofoolish Proposition? New Research Says Yes

2/28/2008 - Biofuels may be doing more harm than good, according to two new studies published in the journal Science. According to the researchers, production of most biofuels may actually cause more pollution than they offset when the production cycle is examined comprehensively. Biofuels are any fuel made...

Weaning America Off of Oil: The 'Motorhead Messiah' Has Arrived

2/19/2008 - Since 1977 when OPEC carried out an oil embargo that left many Americans sitting in long lines to fuel their vehicles, energy conservation and fuel efficiency have been stressed by many politicians and federal agencies. Hybrid vehicles combining gasoline and electric power have emerged as the motor-vehicle...

Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner jet uses 27 percent less fuel per passenger

10/17/2007 - The new 787 Dreamliner jet from The Boeing Company has become the fastest selling airliner in history, largely due to the company pushing it as a more environmentally sustainable jet. The 787, Boeing's first new jet in more than 10 years, is constructed from lightweight, carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic...

Biofuels worse for the environment than fossil fuels, study warns

10/11/2007 - Far from being a solution to the global ecological crisis induced by fossil fuels, biofuels may "offer a cure that is worse than the disease they seek to cure," a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has concluded. "When acidification, fertilizer use, biodiversity...

Global switch to biofuels could spike food prices and harm the environment

10/2/2007 - A worldwide spike in biofuels production could do more harm than good if managed improperly, according to a report released by UN-Energy, an interagency body of the United Nations devoted to developing plans for sustainable energy systems, particularly in Third World countries. The report, "Sustainable...

Breakthrough on-demand hydrogen fuel generator may make hydrogen cars safe and practical

5/28/2007 - The Arizona-based company Ecotality has announced plans to produce a device that generates hydrogen on demand for vehicle fuel cells, thus eliminating the many problems associated with hydrogen production and transport and bringing hydrogen cars closer to the realm of the practical. The Hydratus,...

Termites may hold the answer to cheap, efficient ethanol fuel production

3/28/2007 - Scientists and several companies are currently experimenting with using termites to convert wood, corn stalks and other plant waste into ethanol in an effective and economic way. The hope is that through the study of a termite's unique digestive processes and selected microbes, pollution-free energy...

Product review: LivingFuel Rx Super Greens superfood powder delivers a powerhouse of nutrition with no junk fillers

2/22/2007 - The Living Fuel company (www.LivingFuel.com) offers a whole meal superfood powder that's excellent for blending into smoothies, chocolate shakes or just plain water. It contains whole food concentrates, superfoods like spirulina and sea vegetables, enzymes, probiotics, amino acids, herbs, antioxidants,...

Liquid fuel from common trash: new technology coverts municipal waste into ethanol

1/24/2007 - A new conversion technology takes organic items otherwise headed for the landfill and turns them into usable fuel. The double-punch effect of this technology comes from the fact that it vaporizes organic material, releasing a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which can be synthesized to create...

Sandia National Labs and LiveFuels partner up to produce vehicle fuel from algae

12/18/2006 - Sandia National Labs is working on a new fuel, which they are calling "Supercrude," made from everyday algae from ponds, and they plan to market the gas by about 2010 with the help of LivingFuels. "We believe Sandia has the strengths needed to lead the alliance in its early growth phase," says LiveFuels...

Rocket fuel from military planes poisoning U.S. water supply

12/8/2006 - The drinking water supply across the U.S. is being consistently exposed to a rocket fuel chemical known as perchlorate at levels dangerous to public health, according to a new report. As a result of the contamination, thyroid deficiency could be happening in more than 2 million women of childbearing...

Tiny fuel cell might replace batteries in laptop computers, portable electronics (press release)

11/2/2006 - If you're frustrated by frequently losing battery power in your laptop computer, digital camera or portable music player, then take heart: A better source of "juice" is in the works. Chemists at Arizona State University in Tempe have created a tiny hydrogen-gas generator that they say can be developed...

Consumer Reports Tests Show E85 Ethanol Offers Cleaner Emissions but Poorer Fuel Economy (press release)

10/23/2006 - Tests and an investigation by Consumer Reports conclude that E85 ethanol will cost consumers more money than gasoline and that there are concerns about whether the government's support of flexible fuel vehicles is really helping the U.S. achieve energy independence. Findings from CR's special report...

Fast-Growing Trees Could Take Root as Future Energy Source (press release)

10/16/2006 - A tree that can reach 90 feet in six years and be grown as a row crop on fallow farmland could represent a major replacement for fossil fuels. Purdue University researchers are using genetic tools in an effort to design trees...

Fuel cells, a neglected clean source of energy (press release)

9/26/2006 - In a situation where the UK is crying out for reliable sources of energy that do not threaten the environment, one option, the hydrogen fuel cell has been relatively neglected through insufficient support from industry and government. This emerges from a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research...

Researchers identify energy gains and environmental impacts of corn ethanol and soybean biodiesel (press release)

9/12/2006 - The first comprehensive analysis of the full life cycles of soybean biodiesel and corn grain ethanol shows that biodiesel has much less of an impact on the environment and a much higher net energy benefit than corn ethanol, but that neither can do much to meet U.S. energy demand. The study will...

New process makes diesel fuel and industrial chemicals from simple sugar (press release)

9/1/2006 - The soaring prices of oil and natural gas have sparked a race to make transportation fuels from plant matter instead of petroleum. Both biodiesel and gasoline containing ethanol are starting to make an impact on the market. But the oil price hike has also fueled a race to find new...

Scotland takes lead in biofuel technology (press release)

8/24/2006 - A new green fuels initiative which could power up to 5,000 family cars per year was launched today. The initiative, which is the first of its kind in the UK, is being piloted across the east coast of Scotland and will involve local farmers using biosolids as organic fertiliser in the growing of crops...

Investment in cleaner household energy yields major health and economic benefits (press release)

7/31/2006 - Every day for the next 10 years, 485 000 people would need to gain access to cleaner fuels in order to halve by 2015 the population relying on solid fuels. A new report from the World Health Organization, Fuel for Life: Household Energy and Health, demonstrates that investing in cleaner household fuels...

Product review: Diesel Secret Energy remains an unproven alternative to traditional biodiesel

4/11/2006 - Although gasoline prices have slowed their meteoric rise in the past few months, they still show no sign of stopping or reversing. Diesel prices are especially high, so it is no surprise that the scramble for cheap and clean fuel alternatives is still on, and the word "biodiesel" is on many people's...

Q&A: What's the real story about sugar, does it turn into body fat, how does it affect health?

10/24/2004 - A reader asks, "What's the real story on using sugar? What does it do to our body, does it get turned into fat?" This is an excellent question, and one that I think applies to almost everyone. In answering it, I'm going to give you a brief description of the biochemical events that take place when...

Breakthrough in "cool" fuel cells promises revolution in high density power production

7/27/2004 - Imagine powering your notebook computer from a micro fuel cell the size of a cube of sugar. Consider the possibility of powering your entire home with a power plant the size of two soda cans. This is the potential of a breakthrough in fuel cells called "thin-film solid oxide fuel cells," or SOFCs. These...

Beyond batteries: laptops to be powered by solar power, micro fuel cells

7/19/2004 - The future of portable power for notebook computers is fast approaching, and it looks promising: batteries will soon be augmented or replaced by more exotic power systems. The two most promising candidates are solar power and micro fuel cells. Solar cells are seeing a major breakthrough with the ability...

The Top Ten Technologies: #2 Hydrogen Economy Enablers

7/14/2004 - One of the most significant global trends arriving in the near future is a shift away from fossil fuels and towards hydrogen. The term, "hydrogen economy" refers to a global economy powered by hydrogen, not oil. The hydrogen economy is important for the advancement of humanity for several reasons....

The Top Ten Technologies: #6 Fuel Cell Vehicles

7/14/2004 - The personal automobile is the source of both fantastic benefits to modern life and terrible consequences. Those consequences range from devastating public health effects due to automobile emissions (asthma, lung cancer, throat infections, etc.) to the rapid alteration of our planet's own atmosphere...

The Top Ten Technologies: #5 High-Density Portable Power

7/14/2004 - It seems that no matter how advanced notebook computers get, their battery life remains at a standstill: 2-3 hours from most models, regardless of price. From electric vehicles to portable electronics, today's battery capacity lags far behind the steady improvements in other areas of technology. Despite...

A combination of fuel cells and high-tech batteries could replace the combustion engine in automobiles

5/7/2004 7:10:24 PM - People rave about the hybrid electric Toyota Prius. As this review from the UK describes, the Prius is a marvel to experience. It offers a smooth ride, enough high-tech gadgetry to impress even the most geeked-out consumers, and of course outrageous fuel economy thanks to the Toyota Synergy...

Enormous supply of clean hydrogen fuel can now be tapped for the hydrogen economy

1/17/2004 9:27:52 AM - This is a seemingly insignificant news story, but don't let appearances fool you: this is in fact one of the most important news items of the year, with enormous long term ramifications. You see, a tremendous amount of clean hydrogen energy is stored in the form of gas hydrates (frozen gas and...

Old coal mine sees new life as a fuel cell plant

11/3/2003 7:33:30 PM - Here's a nice description of a leap from fossil fuels to fuel cells. This story reports the launching of a small fuel cell station that converts methane gas into electricity. Methane gas, of course, is the gas responsible for coal mine explosions. Harness that power, however, and you can make electricity....

US auto maker demonstrates uncanny vision about fuel cell cars and the hydrogen economy

10/9/2003 11:27:50 AM - In the race of fuel cell cars (which run on hydrogen only) vs. hybrids (which run on a combustion engine assisted by battery power), some clear trends start to become obvious with a bit of poking around. First off, hydrogen vehicles won't become a reality until consumers can refuel the cars from hydrogen...

Coming soon: your very own residential power plant

10/1/2003 2:06:10 PM - This is going to drive electric companies crazy: residential fuel cells that run on hydrogen gas (propane works just fine) and generate electricity for the home. Availability of these fuel cells is just around the corner, and when they shift into mass production, you'll see an increasing number of households...

The future of portable power is getting closer thanks to fuel cells

9/30/2003 4:46:48 PM - As the US seems to be stranded in the oil economy, the rest of the world is taking great strides to define the future of mobile energy. That future is, of course, the hydrogen economy. NEC's work on fuel cells far exceeds anything done in the United States, and chances are, every portable device you...

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