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Using cellulosic ethanol instead of gasoline should reduce CO2 emissions

Many companies are planning mass production of cellulosic biofuels

Iowa is the nation’s largest producer of corn ethanol

Renewable Fuel Standard

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008 and 15 billion by…

Amazon Deforestation

Recent deforestation in Brazil has been rapid, causing greenhouse gas emissions. Some argue planting more U.S. corn for ethanol may ultimately…

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

8 gallons’ worth of the energy in 10 gallons of corn ethanol comes from fossil fuels.

Iowa: Corn and Climate

Congress helped bolster the corn ethanol business in Iowa by mandating the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005. But scientists are concerned about…

Corn Ethanol Energy Sources

8 gallons’ worth of the energy in 10 gallons of corn ethanol comes from fossil fuels.

Renewable Fuel Standard

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008 and 15 billion by…

Amazon Deforestation

Recent deforestation in Brazil has been rapid, causing greenhouse gas emissions. Some argue planting more U.S. corn for ethanol may ultimately…

Montana: Trout and Drought

Montana's recreational fishing and agricultural industries depend on cool waters flowing from melting snow high in the mountains throughout th…

Montana’s wind could make as much the electricity as nineteen states use

Turning coal into gasoline requires water

Coal can be made into liquid fuel like gasoline

Montana has 24 percent of the nation’s coal reserves

Montana’s Wind Energy Potential

Montana's estimated wind power potential is about equal to the electricity consumed by the 19 lighted states.

Montana’s Wind Energy Potential

Montana's estimated wind power potential is about equal to the electricity consumed by the 19 lighted states.

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Frost Free Season is Getting Longer All regions of the continental U.S. have seen the frost-free season grow longer.

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