Hays, Kan.-based Sunflower Electric Power Corp. plans to build a 600 MW coal-fired plant next to its existing Holcomb Unit 1 seven miles west and four miles south of Garden City, Kan.

As one of the world's largest living laboratories, Biosphere 2 is a three-acre glass greenhouse - home to more than 3,800 species of plants and animals. Scientific experiments run around the clock in Biosphere's six small ecosystems (biomes) that include a rain forest, a 900,000-gallon ocean, grasslands, desert, savanna, and a cottonwood forest.