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Wind mills are seen in a corn field on Aug. 7, 2012 near Colo, Iowa. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AP: More Than 1.2M Acres Of Grassland Lost Since Federal Gov’t Required Gasoline Be Blended With Ethanol

Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he’s not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.

11/13/2013

Wind mills are seen in a corn field on Aug. 7, 2012 near Colo, Iowa. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Environmental Group: Corn Ethanol ‘An Ecological Disaster’

The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.

11/12/2013

File photo of a gas station. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

API: Putting 15 Percent Ethanol Fuel Into Vehicles ‘Could Leave Millions Of Consumers With Broken Down Cars’

It’s a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that’s cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles?

06/24/2013

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