Tag: USGS

China currently reviewing USGS proposal to lower tariffs on US-based imports

China currently reviewing USGS proposal to lower tariffs on US-based imports

April 11, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country’s commerce ministry is reviewing a request from the US Grains Council to review anti-dumping measures with an eye to reducing the import tariff on US-origin DDGS. The US farm belt has been hit hard by the on-going trade war between the US and China, especially corn and soy […]

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North Carolina State and USGS find bioenergy may impact wildlife in the southeast

North Carolina State and USGS find bioenergy may impact wildlife in the southeast

September 28, 2016 |

In North Carolina, research from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about which wildlife species and ecosystems will be most impacted. The work focuses on the southeastern United States, but yields general insights that could inform bioenergy policy globally. “There […]

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Cellulosic feedstock-friendly US maps produced by USGS

Cellulosic feedstock-friendly US maps produced by USGS

April 10, 2012 |

In Virginia, scientists from the US Geological Survey have developed a new method for mapping grasslands that demonstrate high potential for growing biofuel crops with relatively little energy input and environmental impact. The pioneering investigation used remote sensing data from satellites to identify detailed areas of the Greater Platte River Basin (most of Nebraska, parts […]

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USGS warms that corn ethanol is stressing groundwater resources in Mississippi River Valley

USGS warms that corn ethanol is stressing groundwater resources in Mississippi River Valley

[ 0 ] December 2, 2010 |

In Mississippi, the US Geological Survey is warning that corn production for ethanol is having adverse effects on local water sources. Corn requires 80% more water than is needed to produce cotton in the Mississippi Delta requiring increased withdrawals of groundwater from the Mississippi River Valley alluvial (MRVA) aquifer for irrigation. This is contributing to […]

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