BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

Topic 26: Energy and the Environment

Easy Readings

Butler D. (2004) Nuclear power's new dawn. Nature 429: 238-240
Cho A. (2004) Fire and ICE: Revving up for H 2 . Science 305: 964-965
Giles J. (2006) Methane quashes green credentials of hydropower. Nature 444: 524-525
Hawkins D.G., Lashof D.A. and Williams R.H. (2006) What to do about coal. Scient. Amer. Sept. 2006: 68-75
Huber G.W. and Dale B.E. (2009) Grassoline at the pump. Scient.Amer. July 2009: 52
Lackner K. (2010) Washing carbon out of the air. Scient.Amer. June 2010: 66-71
Lake et al. (2002) Next generation nuclear power. Scient.Amer. Jan. 2002: 73-80
Lovins A.L. (2005) Moreprofit with less carbon. Scient. Amer. Sept. 2005: 74-83
Morton O. (2006) A new day dawning? Nature 443: 19-22
Socolow R.H. (2005) Can we bury global warming? Scient. Amer. July 2005: 49-55  
Wald M.L.(2004) Questions about a hydrogen economy. Scient.Amer. May 2004: 56-61
Wald M.L.(2009) The power of renewables. Scient.Amer. March 2009: 66-73
Zweibel K., Mason J. and Fthenakis V. (2008) A solar grand plan. Scient.Amer. Jan. 2008: 64-73

Intermediate Readings

Haszeldine R.S. (2009) Carbon Capture and Storage: How green can black be? Science 325: 1647-1652
Lackner K.S. (2003) A guide to CO2 sequestration. Science 300: 1677-1678
Shinner R. and Citro F. (2006) A road map to U.S. decarbonization. Science 313: 1243-1244
Smil V. (2003) Energy at the crossroads. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press
Sokolow W.R. and Pacala S.W. (2006) A plan to keep carbon in check. Scient.Amer. Sep.2006: 50-57

Advanced Readings

Fargione J., Hill J., Tilman D., Polasky S. and Hawthorne P. (2008) Land clearing and the biofuel carbon debt. Science 319: 1235-1238
Himmel M.E. et al. (2007) Biomass recalcitrance: Engineering plants and enzymes for biofuels production. Science 315: 804-807
Hoffert MI, Caldeira K, Benford G, Criswell DR, Green C, Herzog H, Jain AK, Kheshgi HS, Lackner KS, Lewis JS, Lightfoot HD, Manheimer W, Mankins JC, Mauel ME, Perkins LJ, Schlesinger ME, Volk T, Wigley TM. (2002) Advanced technology paths to global climate stability: energy for a greenhouse planet.
Science 298: 981-987.
Lackner K.S. (2002) Carbonate chemistry for sequestering fossil carbon. Ann. Rev. Energy Environ. 27: 193-232
Pacala S. and Socolow R. (2004) Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies. Science 305: 968-972Searchinger T. et al. (2008) Use of U.S. croplands for biofuels increases greenhouse gases through emissions from land-use change. Science 319: 1238-1240
Stephanopoulos G. (2007) Challenges in engineering microbes for biofuels production. Science 315: 801-804
Swanson R.M. (2009) Photovoltaics power up. Science 324: 891
Williams J.H. et al. (2012) The technology path to deep greenhouse gas emissions cuts buy 2050: The pivotal role of electricity. Science 335: 53-59


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