Sunday, April 22, 2007

Article: Ethanol worst then Gas, and Cell Phone Killing the Planet?

Below are two interesting articles that I came across recently. I will let you draw your own conclusions.

Ethanol Vehicles Pose A Significant Risk To Human Health, Study Finds
"Ethanol is widely touted as an eco-friendly, clean-burning fuel. But if every vehicle in the United States ran on fuel made primarily from ethanol instead of pure gasoline, the number of respiratory-related deaths and hospitalizations would likely increase, according to a new study by Stanford University atmospheric scientist Mark Z. Jacobson. His findings are published in the April 18 online edition of the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T)."

Will Mobile Phones Bee The Death Of Us All?

"It seems like the plot of a particularly far-fetched horror film. But some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause massive food shortages, as the world's harvests fail. ... They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile phones and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the more bizarre mysteries ever to happen in the natural world - the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops."
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