Photo courtesy of WallyG at Flickr.com Here at the Practical Environmentalist, weâ€™re green news junkies. We keep an eagle eye out for the latest science, social, and environmental developments and try to sum up the big picture. A lot of exciting things are going on right … [Read more...] about In the news: Environmentally friendly legislation and programs
Photo courtesy of floridapfe at Flickr.com. An increasing number of scientists and activists are raising concerns about the impact of biofuel production. The ethanol boom has its roots in a corn surplus that depressed prices - now, shortages of corn are causing food prices to … [Read more...] about Biofuels and the Law of Unintended Consquences
Photo courtesy of musicpb at Flickr.com. Recently, many commodity prices have gone through the roof. You don't have to look any further than the gas station to see the effects of $110 for a barrel of oil. A visit to the grocery store will quickly reveal that prices are also … [Read more...] about Food costs are rising – and soon, so will the price of electricity.