This is biggest downside to biofuels yet. Perhaps enough to doom the technology.
Mexican farmers are setting ablaze fields of blue agave, the cactus-like plant used to make the fiery spirit tequila, and resowing the land with corn as soaring U.S.
WWF has taken on the fight to stop the Salween river Damn, which I first blogged about while travelling in the region in 2005/20066.
A deal signed between Thailand and Myanmar would clear the way for the first large-scale hydropower plant on the Salween River in north-eastern Myanmar.
While Exxon has acknowledged that climate change is real, it continues to fund groups that use junk science to could the consensus on climate change.
According to the report, Exxon provided $2.1 million in 2006 to 41 “think” tanks and associations that actively sow doubt about the realities of climate change.
A spokeswoman for the White House Council on Environmental Quality said the administration did not talk about ongoing private discussions, but commented: “There is consensus that the Earth is warming, and we are working with our G8 partners as well as developing nations to identify the promising new technologies that will help the whole world address the long term challenges of climate change.