Today’s quick hits, May 17, 2021

Windfall of wind taxes: The arrival of wind farms in rural America has been a financial boon for school districts, but the impact on school achievement is limited because of complexities in school financing that keep class sizes large. (Daily Yonder)

Horses to slaughter: An Interior Department program, which paid $1,000 per animal to people who “adopted” wild horses or burros removed from federal rangeland, has in fact been “subsidizing their path to destruction” at slaughterhouses. (New York Times)

Bayer loses appeal: The federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld a $25-million verdict against the maker of Roundup, saying the jury award of $20 million to a Sonoma County man who blamed the weedkiller for causing his cancer was constitutional. (Los Angeles Times)

Barge traffic resumes: The Coast Guard opened the Mississippi River to barge traffic beneath the crippled I-40 bridge at Memphis on Friday, after a two-day shutdown that stranded more than 1,000 barges. (Reuters)

One-third at risk: If global warming continues at its current rate, one-third of world food production would be at risk by the end of the century due to higher temperatures and shifts in rainfall patterns, say researchers at Aalto University in Finland. (Guardian)