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clean-energy boost from turning cornfields into solar power fields

Report forecasts clean-energy boost from turning cornfields into solar power fields

Clean Wisconsin released a report Tuesday comparing the efficiency of using farmland to grow corn for ethanol with using it for solar power.
U.S. corn production is booming—but not for the reasons scientists hoped

U.S. corn production is booming—but not for the reasons scientists hoped

A new study suggests climate, not genetic engineering, might have boosted recent productivity, and that makes some scientists nervous.

Trump set to duck no-win ethanol decision until after election
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Trump set to duck no-win ethanol decision until after election

The oil and agriculture industries have fought for years over the EPA’s biofuel mandate, a program created to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Rising temperatures are stressing the US corn belt
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Rising temperatures are stressing the US corn belt

Climate change is hitting the United States' corn and soybean belt on two fronts.

Growing corn is a major contributor to air pollution, study finds
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Growing corn is a major contributor to air pollution, study finds

A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.
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