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Climate Change To Reduce Global Yields Of Staple Crops 23% By 2050s

May 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Global production of the 4 most important staple crops in the world — maize/corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans — will be reduced by around 23% by the 2050s as a result of worsening anthropogenic climate change, according to new research published in the journal Economics of Disasters and Climate Change


Women In Green Forum 2013 | Ford’s Future Plastics

September 3rd, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

At the Women in Green Forum, we had the pleasure of not only watching Dr. Ellen Lee give a presentation on the work Ford is doing to end their dependency on petroleum-based materials, but also sat down with her to get to the tofu of the matter... Dr. Ellen Lee and her team spend their days devising new ways to make plastic more sustainable. She does this at Ford, so it’s not just about renewable resources, but also about reducing weight. She’s always on the lookout for the lightest materials with the lowest environmental impact at Ford prices


Biodiesel Production Getting More Efficient, Using Less Fossil Fuel

August 1st, 2011 | by Tina Casey

One knock against biodiesel has been the relatively large amount of fossil fuel required to produce it. That's aside from the contentious issue of using arable land to grow crops for fuel, especially food crops. However, a new study of the energy lifecycle of soybean biodiesel reveals a significant improvement in efficiency over the past 20 years or so.



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