Drink it or Drive it: The Promise of Agave for Ethanol. Corn has given ethanol a bad name and scientists are searching far and wide for alternative feedstock. Agave has been getting attention lately and looks very promising, although tequila connoisseurs may not be cheering. Here’s why agave is so appealing… — Clean Technica

Out of Gas Photo Gallery. Photographer Camilo José Vergara has captured abandoned petrol stations on film for the past 30 years. Images show how America is moving away from fossil fuels, towards renewables. — Awake at the Wheel

Disney Earth Movie. The folks at Disney have put out a teaser for their new epic-doco to be released in 2009, following the migratory journeys of four animal families as well as the earth’s journey around the sun and the massive influence it has on all life on the planet. — Eco Clever

Dutch paving stones clean air pollution. A Dutch University will see if chemically tricked-out paving stones can clean the air. — CNet

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