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Resources on the Environment

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to the environment.
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Resources on the Environment

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Heather E. McFarlane

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Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Plant Cell Biology
Heather R. McFarlane is an Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Plant Cell Biology for the University of Toronto.
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Heather E. McFarlane

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Algae Biofuel: Can Pond Scum Power the Planet?

Learn about the potential of algae as a material for making biofuel.
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Algae Biofuel: Can Pond Scum Power the Planet?

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There are many forms of transportation and many sources of energy that enable these forms of transportation to get where they are going.
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Fueling Internal Combustion Engines

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Biofuels: An Alternative Energy Source

Biofuels are a renewable energy resource that can often substitute for fossil fuels. Why are biofuels promising, and why aren’t we using more of them?
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Biofuels: An Alternative Energy Source

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What are the Pros and Cons of Ethanol Biofuel?

Biofuels like ethanol might help fight climate change. But they can contribute to food insecurity and greenhouse gases in ways that might surprise you.
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What are the Pros and Cons of Ethanol Biofuel?

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How is Ethanol Made?

Ethanol is a biofuel that can power a car. Learn about the enzymes, catalysts and processes like fermentation involved in ethanol production.
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How is Ethanol Made?