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NM school goes from worst to among best in 3 years

Fifth grader Darius Yazzie's after-school chores include hauling water for horses and feeding chickens, while his classmate, Shanika Begay, rides a bus 15 miles each way through the rolling hills of this impoverished corner of the Navajo Nation.
"We worked so hard on it, and I'm proud of myself because I amaze myself by what I can do."
- Darius Yazzie, student

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NM school goes from worst to among best in 3 years

Source: WTOP, Sat October 17, 2009
Fifth grader Darius Yazzie's after-school chores include hauling water for horses and feeding chickens, while his classmate, Shanika Begay, rides a bus 15 miles each way through the rolling hills of this impoverished corner of the Navajo Nation.

Federal agency spurs people to adopt older wild mustangs with a new incentive program

Source: CLTV, Sun April 26, 2009
A federal agency is hoping older wild mustangs rounded up from the range will find new homes with a program that will offer stipends to owners who adopt them.

Traffic deaths decline as more people are buckling up

Source: Consumer Reports, Thu April 09, 2009
It’s becoming increasingly safer on the roads.

Vast Public Lands Package Gets Second Chance in Senate

Source: Audubon Magazine, Wed March 18, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - Last week, we reported that the House fell two votes shy of passing the omnibus public lands, water, and natural resources bill.

Charter schools help jail inmates graduate

Source: Associated Press, Sun January 04, 2009
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - Albert Aragon dreams of working in real estate one day, but the 29-year-old jail inmate is a high school dropout who believes employers don't hire people with general equivalency diplomas.

Vegan farming takes organic to next level

Source: CNN, Wed June 18, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The tradition of farming the land in northern New Mexico's Espanola Valley had been passed down from Don Bustos' Spanish ancestors, who tilled the same soil centuries before.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Bottling Wind Power

Source: Ecototality Life, Thu October 04, 2007
Dallas Center, Iowa, USA - Business Week says "the future is taking shape under the windswept corn and soybean fields outside Dallas Center, Iowa," where a group of Midwest utilities is building a facility where excess wind power will be stored underground.

Feds Initiate Reform of Mismanaged Mexican Wolf Recovery Program

Source: ENN, Wed August 08, 2007
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today in the Federal Register its intent to establish new regulations to revive its flagging endangered Mexican gray wolf recovery program in New Mexico and Arizona.

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