St. Thomas council agenda for Apr. 14-09

Full agenda with reports for city council meeting Monday, April 14, 2009
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Global warming and corn ethanol production

corn-field-5239Global warming could scorch the corn economy to the tune of about $1.4 billion a year, according to a report that compiles data from academia and government. The damage would come in the expected places: the Midwest and South, according to the Environment America study released Thursday.

The report contradicts assurances from climate-change skeptics that warming would have a net benefit on agriculture by increasing growing seasons and crop yields.

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