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Attack of the Algae-Eaters: Shrimplike animals have devoured 159 square miles of artificially stimulated algae meant to capture carbon dioxide — casting serious doubt on ocean fertilization as a climate-control tool. — National Geographic

On Their Marks: Malaysian automaker Proton and startup Detroit Electric plan to launch an all-electric family car for the mass market before Tesla’s Model S sedan reaches production. They’re aiming for less sport, longer charge time, fewer high-tech features, and lower cost. — Fast Company

Cool for School: Concern about climate change is galvanizing more undergraduate students to turn toward clean energy studies. Will their enthusiasm for renewable energy will carry over into graduate school and lead them to cutting edge research? — Los Angeles Times

Obama’s Next Move: The Obama administration is weighing a fix for GM and Chrysler that would divide their “good” and “bad” (Hummer, Saturn and Pontiac, in GM’s case) assets and send the auto makers into bankruptcy to purge their biggest problems. — Wall Street Journal

Cleaning Up Concrete: A growing number of companies are trying to reduce the environmental impact of cement — some by including industrial wastes like coal ash or blast-furnace slag, which have little or no carbon cost, in the mix, and others by developing ingredients that can permanently sequester carbon dioxide. — NYT’s Green Inc.

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