The July 2006 issue of Environment & Climate News features a two-article debate on ethanol. Dennis Avery, director of the Center for Global Food Issues, warns “the enthusiasm for ethanol ... has serious agricultural consequences we must address before pursuing this alternative.” Heartland Science Director Jay Lehr, by contrast, contends “we are far too resourceful” to allow the stumbling blocks described by Avery to get in the way of increased ethanol utilization.
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- Pennsylvania toughens its laws against eco-terrorists;
- water districts and state governments are working together to combat invasive aquatic weeds;
- states are split on whether they should impose mercury standards more strict than those imposed by the federal government; and
- African nations are launching a full-scale attack against malaria, using DDT.
Also in this issue: air quality, chemicals, corporate farming, Kyoto and carbon trading, nuclear power, climate change, sustainability, tobacco and public health, and biotechnology.
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