News tagged with fossil

Opinion: Can we save the algae biofuel industry?

Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels do. But several major companies including Shell ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Biotechnology
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A Jurassic world of salamanders

Salamanders are fairly adorable, but often forgotten, animals. Because their skeletons are pretty delicate, the fossil record for this group is spotty, with many ancient forms known only from vertebrae or jaw bones. As ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Study finds declining sulfur levels

Air pollution legislation to control fossil fuel emissions and the associated acid rain has worked - perhaps leading to the need for sulfur fertilizers for crop production. A University of Illinois study drawing from over ...

dateMay 09, 2016 in Environment
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