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Airline Turns to a Surprising Source for Their Biofuel Upgrade

United Airlines will reportedly be able to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent with their new green gas.

Image via Flickr user US Department of Agriculture

Of all the ways to travel, airplanes tend to be the fastest and the safest—as well as the most wasteful. For a long time, the industry has been criticized for producing excessive amounts of greenhouse gases. That’s why United Airlines came up with a brilliant idea: instead of soaking up so much energy, they would create a special biofuel made out of food waste, and use it to power their planes. The technology is in its finishing stages, and United is expected to be flying planes—fueled by animal fat!—sometime later this summer.

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L.A. Schools Get Serious About Rehabbing Lunch Menus, But Will the New Food Help Kids Learn?

The debate about cafeteria food shouldn't just focus on health. It also affects whether teachers can do their jobs effectively.

Chocolate and strawberry milk? Gone. Chicken nuggets and corn dogs? They're also being kicked to the curb. Chalk it up to spending months in the hotseat after clashing with chef Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution reality show, but the Los Angeles Unified School District is putting the kibosh on sugar-filled flavored milk and fast food staples. Great, but are the new optionsvegetable pad Thai, California sushi rolls, and spinach tortellini in butternut squash saucegoing to help kids learn? That may seem like an odd question, but here's why I'm asking: If students don't eat, they come back to class after lunch, sit at their desks, and stare into space like zombies. They can't concentrate.

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