sustainability

Science, Tech & Environment

The downside of biofuels

Washington has touted the increased use of biofuels, such as ethanol, as a way to reduce carbon emissions, but a study published today suggesting boosting the use of biofuels also poses some environmental hazards, as The World's Jason Margolis explains.

Conflict & Justice

Rethinking biofuels in Europe

Biofuels have been touted as the best hope for reducing reliance on fossil fuels and limiting greenhouse gases. Now many scientists are raising doubts about that. Reporter Kathleen Schalch examines the debate over the costs and benefits of biofuels.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with David Quammen who wrote about this remote area ?where salmon rule? for this month's National Geographic.