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NEWS UPDATE March 8, 2013

Navy Says Biofuels a Priority During Sequester

By Julia Whitty, Mother Jones  •    •  Posted March 8, 2013

At this time of declining budgets, investments in the efficiency of our ships and airplanes and in developing alternative fuels becomes more important than ever. In many ways those investments provide savings to the Navy’s fleet and to the Navy ashore. [ read more … ]

Researchers offer hope for adapting crops to climate change

Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 8, 2013

What if plants could switch their genes on and off, depending on which traits were important in a certain climate? That’s what a team of researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies investigated in a series of studies on Arabidopsis thaliana, a common mustard weed across the Northern Hemisphere. Their work has led to a deeper understanding of a hidden layer of genetic diversity that could bring further advances in plant breeding and bioengineering. [ read more … ]

Ethanol critic takes the helm at anti-poverty group

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 8, 2013

Anti-poverty group ActionAid USA has promoted a vocal critic of ethanol to the position of executive director. Marie Brill, who previously served as a senior policy analyst for the group, was appointed Tuesday, ActionAid announced today. [ read more … ]

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