Energy Storage: The More the Better

by James Kruszynski   Last year, globally averaged CO2 levels reached 400 parts per million[1] a level not seen in over four million years[2]. As we inch closer to the precipice, governments around the world are searching for ways to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions leading to explosive growth[3] in renewable sources of energy. One […]

Voting With Your Wallet: How U.S. Consumer Demand for Organic Products Has Shifted the Supply Strategy of Food Retailers

by Brianna Farr Blog Article: For food retailers, a tiny green and white label holds the key to a multi-billion-dollar market. Consumer demand for organic products has steadily increased in the past decade, leaving major food retailers competing to quickly shift their supply chains and bring organic foods to the masses as mainstream offerings. ┬áThe […]

Consolidation in global seed industry threatens agrobiodiversity

Susan Mackenzie Student in : Sustainable Food Systems AS 420.668.81 As American farmers grapple with lower crop prices and rising seed prices, they face the daunting prospect of further consolidation in the seed and agrochemical industries, which are currently dominated by only a handful of firms. This increasing dominance by only a few firms among […]

Natural Gas vs Other Fossil Fuels

by Anne Henske Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel when comparing the amount of carbon dioxide produced when burned. It accounts for almost half the amount of anthracite coal.[1] Natural gas also releases much less of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulates that cause smog and acid rain compared to oil and […]