Report: Algae Biofuel Claims Overhyped; GE Algae Poses Environmental Risks 

SAN DIEGO, C.A. – As the Bio-Based Live Americas conference meets today to discuss topics including industrial scale production of biofuels and chemicals via genetically engineered (GE) microorganisms such as GE algae, a new report suggests that these organisms pose… Read More

Burning Trees is Not ‘Renewable Energy’

Rachel Smolker, co-director of Biofuelwatch (BFW), published the following VTDigger.org commentary on the non-carbon neutral nature of biomass, which is often pitched as an environmentally friendly source of energy. Smolker, who holds a Ph.D. in biology, is an active member… Read More

Citizen Group Taking on Vermont Gas Pipeline Project Includes Rachel Smolker

BiofuelWatch co-director Rachel Smolker was recently interviewed for a piece for Vermont Public Radio titled, Hinesburg Residents Prepare To Fight Vermont Gas Over Wetland Clearcut. Smolker is part of a citizen group that recently secured legal standing to fight Vermont Gas Systems on… Read More

GE Chestnuts: Ho Ho NO! The Nightmare Before Christmas – Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 December 2015    New York (15 December 2015)– In the midst of the holiday season, while thoughts turn to roasting chestnuts, a handful of scientists are working to genetically engineer the iconic American chestnut tree… Read More

The winner will receive an 11×14 archival print of this photo of a ringed kingfisher overlooking the ancient araucaria forest in Parque Huerquehue in Chile. Ringed kingfishers require large bodies of clean water and dense forest and migrate between the US and Chile.

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