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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

May 8th, Green News from around the World

Nature's carbon 'sink' smaller than expected
Earth in 2100 could be up to 2.7 degrees F. hotter than previously predicted, studies say.

'Micro' wind turbines are coming to town
- cnet
A handful of start-ups are floating an idea that could change the face of the wind power industry.

Algae-Based Fuels Set to Bloom
- Technology Review
Oil from microorganisms could help ease the nation's energy woes.

Coconut oil powers island's cars
People on the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea have found their own solution to high energy prices - the humble coconut.

Time for a snifter: Beer yeast has a nose for explosives
- Yahoo
PARIS (AFP) - Biotechnologists have engineered brewer's yeast so that it glows green in response to an ingredient found in land mines, according to a study published online on Monday.

Wal-Mart starts solar power test program
- Yahoo
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Monday that it has launched a program to test the use of solar power at some of its operations in Hawaii and California.

Silence on geothermal deafening
- Toronto Star
Three months ago, the Toronto Star ran a lengthy story about an oil-industry consortium that is quietly exploring the use of geothermal heat as an alternative to using natural gas in the oil sands.

Project turns wind into hydrogen
- Inforum News
The first hint that this yellow Caterpillar tractor isn’t your ordinary mechanized farm workhorse is the fiberglass-wrapped aluminum tank mounted on the front end.

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