The National Corn Growers Association’s two-part report on corn, ethanol and land use change, released Friday, refutes claims that forests and grasslands have been cleared to make room for crop production, contributing to climate change. Hardly a surprise, considering the source.
Britain’s rarest wild flower will get extra police patrols and security cameras in an attempt to stop thieves when it blooms this month. It can be sold for more than $7,000 U.S. dollars to collectors.
In the That-Was-Fast department: A utility on Friday agreed to buy 50 percent of the power output from the just-approved Cape Wind project off of the Massachusetts coast for the next 15 years.