Some scientists hail plant-based fuels as means for U.S. energy independence and environmental protection. But a new analysis from Stanford researchers reveals some unanticipated and unfortunate side effects.
Stanford earth science students aim to introduce agroforestry – cheaper, more efficient and eco-friendly farming – in developing countries, but they’ve discovered there are many barriers.
Corn ethanol has environmental, economic and social impacts that reach far beyond the gas tank. And by almost any analysis, those impacts make it a poor choice for fuel in the United States.