Algae as Fuel Grows on DOE Investment

Nearly $800M from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is being provided to hasten biofuel development through research and commercialization incentives through the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program. New and old biorefineries as well as key research towards ethanol and other advanced biofuels will receive much-called for assistance to urge onwards new energy sources, like biofuel from algae. 

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Volunteer Tourism Keeps on Giving

When we travel, sometimes we take back souvenirs- but what do we leave? Elevate Destinations, a sustainably-minded travel company, organizes “ecoluxury” trips that not only are meant to enlighten travelers, but also provide a percentage of profit to benefit the destination country.

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College Choices for Students With Special Needs

College is the anticipated fork in the road for many students, but for those with special needs, this shift is far more uncertain. For students who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), dyslexia, or another learning disability, what are their postsecondary education options? Several programs and schools have been established to cater specifically to students with disabilities, including Gallaudet University, Landmark College, and the SALT program at the University of Arizona.

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Private or Public Education?

Recently on WNYC radio, Brian Lehrer featured a panel of authors and consultants discussing the choices that a parent must go through when caught between the accessibility of the public school system and the exclusivity of the private schools of New York. The panel consisted of Clara Hemphill, author of New York City’s Best Public High Schools. A Parents’ Guide, Catherine Hausman, author of The Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools and Robin Aronow, psychotherapist and educational consultant.

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