Over the past few years, biofuels have acquired an almost magical appeal for environmentalists and investors alike. But we need to stop being dazzled by biofuels and start looking closely at the realities before blind enthusiasm leads us into economic and environmental catastrophes.
Several University of California, Berkeley professors have contributed to a United Nations international climate change organization that is sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, including Inez Fung, William Collins, Norm Miller, and Dan Kammen.
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore increases national attention on the issue of global warming, but will the renewed interest be enough to motivate Congress to pass meaningful legislation?
Accusing UC Berkeley of selling out to the oil industry, about 40 protesters with a makeshift, 8-foot-high Trojan horse demonstrated on campus Thursday against the $500 million contract between petroleum giant BP and a research partnership headed by Cal.
California, whose economy is larger than Canada's, is the only state that has ordered mandatory cuts in greenhouse gases. With no federal action yet on climate change, the process here is being closely watched across the country and worldwide.