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Seaweed problem could provide biofuel solution

A common algae found in abundance around coastlines and clogging up beaches may be the answer

No-till farming alone could cut yields

Study shows crop rotation and soil cover must accompany no-till to minimize yield drop

Environmental research round-up

Highlights from Environmental Research Letters (ERL), including pest outbreaks in the Arctic, thawing permafrost, intensifying rainfall, particulate carbon in lakes, and more.

Using herbicide boosted release of banned insecticide DDT

French lake reveals vineyard pesticide history, and effects of glyphosate on soil erosion

Talking Point

The real John Nye lecture: 65 years of glaciology Oct 21, 2014

91-year-old physicist John Nye speaks at British Branch meeting of the International Glaciological Society

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Water, Energy and other resources

Water resource limits could become a major constraint on the operation of energy systems, fossil and nuclear plant especially, as climate change impacts. And there may be other resource constraints. However, most - but not all - renewables may be able to avoid these limits.

Land use and energy

Renewable energy systems can be land hungry, but this constraint may not always be a serious as sometimes claimed

Green energy transformations

A transition to a sustainable energy future looks possible and may not be costly, says the IEA, in a visionary report. With renewables getting cheaper, it does seem increasingly realistic.

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4th International Conference on Energy and Environment 2013 (ICEE 2013) 5–6 March 2013, Putrajaya, Malaysia

IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci., Volume 16 (2013)