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Republicans Boycott Senate Review of Bush Environmental Record

Article: Republicans Boycott Senate Review of Bush Environmental Record

WASHINGTON, DC, September 24, 2008 (ENS) – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing today to review the Bush administration’s record on public health and environmental matters, but it was conducted in the absence of Ranking Member Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, a Republican and former chair of the committee. Senator Inhofe…

Texas Biofuels Waiver Request Shot Down

Article: Texas Biofuels Waiver Request Shot Down

WASHINGTON DC, August 7, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration today denied a request by Texas to cut the U.S. biofuels mandate in half, rejecting the claim that the massive increase in corn-based ethanol is causing economic harm to the state’s livestock industry and raising food prices. Few stakeholders were surprised by the decision, but…

Corn Genome Map Could Lead to Higher Yields

Article: Corn Genome Map Could Lead to Higher Yields

WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s first map of the corn genome was unveiled today by a team of scientists led by Washington University in St. Louis. The researchers have completed a working draft of the corn genome, which they say should accelerate efforts to develop better crop varieties to meet growing…