Is seaweed the future of biofuel?

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Is seaweed the future of biofuel?

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 10:25 AM PST

The problem with environmentally friendly biofuels is the ever-increasing amount of farmland necessary to produce these crops diverts it from food production. Now researchers are exploring common seaweed as a viable alternative.

Dust linked to increased glacier melting, ocean productivity

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 03:08 PM PST

A new study has established a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting. The dust is both accelerating glacial melting and contributing important nutrients to the surrounding North Atlantic Ocean. The results provide new insights on the role of dust in climate change and high-latitude ocean ecosystems.
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