Today on Planet 100: Nukes in California? (Video)
Today, Planet 100 looks at nukes in California, compares the impact of biofuels, and gives a quick recap of the Sundance Film Festival.As California struggles to meet its own alternative energy goals, it has had to look to less popular options, including nuclear power.
In 2009, the United States devoted107 million tons of grain, enough to feed 330 million people, to the production of ethanol. This shift has pushed up the world price of grain, contributing to record numbers of hungry. Planet 100 asks what this means for alternative fuels and food.
Finally, Planet 100 runs through some of the top environmental films that have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival.
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