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Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?

by SEN. TIMOTHY WIRTH AND C. BOYDEN GRAY
The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of corn ethanol in U.S. gasoline would reduce air pollution, provide significant health benefits, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

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The Case Against More Ethanol: It's Simply Bad for Environment

by C. FORD RUNGE
The revisionist effort to increase the percentage of ethanol blended with U.S. gasoline continues to ignore the major environmental impacts of growing corn for fuel and how it inevitably leads to higher prices for this staple food crop. It remains a bad idea whose time has passed. READ MORE

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How Satellites and Big Data Can Help to Save the Oceans

by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY
With new marine protected areas and an emerging U.N. treaty, global ocean conservation efforts are on the verge of a major advance. But to enforce these ambitious initiatives, new satellite-based technologies and newly available online data must be harnessed. READ MORE

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Why Supreme Court’s Action Creates Opportunity on Climate

by DAVID VICTOR
The U.S. Supreme Court order blocking the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan may have a silver lining: It provides an opportunity for the U.S. to show other nations it has a flexible, multi-faceted approach to cutting emissions. READ MORE

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With Court Action, Obama’s Climate Policies in Jeopardy

by MICHAEL B. GERRARD
The U.S. Supreme Court order blocking President Obama’s plan to cut emissions from coal-burning power plants is an unprecedented step and one of the most environmentally harmful decisions ever made by the nation’s highest court. READ MORE

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