Category Archives: Environmental Policy

Some recent related work by Joseph Doolen

My other related work this year: Botox for Incontinence? Believe It (Healthline.com) FDA Alert: Kellogg’s Recalls Mini-Wheats Due to Metal Risk (Yahoo! News) Will Solar Power Survive in the Free Market? We’ll See As Germany Cuts Its Solar Subsidies (Policy … Continue reading

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BIG BAD CORN

BIG BAD CORN

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Disturbing Spike in West Nile Deaths in South in Recent Days, Especially Dallas Area, Severe Cases at Their Highest Since 2004.

By Joseph Doolen West Nile Virus deaths in 2012 have more than tripled in the first few days of August, according to compiled news reports. As of July 31, only four deaths in the U.S. had been attributed to West … Continue reading

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Topsoil Loss in Corn Belt Enhanced by “Renewable Fuels” Explosion

“Dust Bowl” by Alexandre Hogue A growing pressure on American farmers to pack every acre with crops is now leading to a drastic increase in topsoil loss due to erosion. Erosion is an old problem, one that Americans thought they … Continue reading

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Ten Minutes to Placate the World

The Durban 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) finished up over this past weekend. The talks were supposed to end December 9, but were extended two days longer due to gridlock, making this the longest U.N. Conference on Climate … Continue reading

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Sugarcane Ethanol Is in Your Gas Tank’s Future

\ I asked scientists and economists about sugarcane ethanol and whether it could out earn corn ethanol should the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) expire at the end of 2011.  Without fail, a resounding “yes” was the answer. “Because … Continue reading

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King Corn has No Clothes

  In 2009, one-third of U.S. corn was converted to ethanol.  According to Dr. David Pimentel of Cornell, this replaced a whopping 1.4 percent of our oil consumption.  This means that only 4.2% of our oil consumption would be replaced … Continue reading

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