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Purdue University archives Gulf oil spill video

Article: Purdue University archives Gulf oil spill video

The BP oil spill’s over right? Nothing more to see here… That certainly seems to be the mainstream narrative regarding one of the US’ largest environmental disasters (even as new reports of large oil slicks reappear). But while the well is capped, the Gulf of Mexico region will be feeling the effects of this disaster for years… and scientists and engineers will be studying the spill to see what went wrong.

The Future of Ethanol

Article: The Future of Ethanol

We haven’t been entirely kind to ethanol and the agro-political machine that supports it here in the United States this week, but it’s not all bad, or at least doesn’t have to be. While it’s quite clear that using corn may not be the best idea, for a number of reasons — suspect energy balance,…