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Wind Is Energy ‘Gift’ For Native Americans

The Great Plains, USA - Native Americans on the Great Plains are harvesting a new gift these days ... wind power.
"We're broke here. We're poor. (But) the wind is free. There's energy here all the time."
- Ken Haukaas, tribal official

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Wind Is Energy ‘Gift’ For Native Americans

Source: DomesticFuel.com, Sat October 25, 2008
The Great Plains, USA - Native Americans on the Great Plains are harvesting a new gift these days ... wind power.

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.

South Dakota, Michigan faith, tribe leaders, musicians fight domestic violence with free concert

Story contains video Source: Native American Times, Fri August 03, 2007
Custer, S.D. - Faith leaders, tribal officials, and musicians from two states say supporting the nation's first battered woman's shelter for Native Americans is the goal of a free benefit concert at a church in Custer, South Dakota.

Forest Service Teams with Nonprofit Foundation to Combat Global Warming

Source: ENN, Thu July 26, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Forest Service is teaming with a nonprofit foundation to allow consumers to participate in a voluntary program to "offset" their carbon dioxide emissions.

Energy-Infused Sunflower Seeds on Market

Source: ABC News, Thu May 03, 2007
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - Baseball players and truck drivers who chew sunflower seeds at work no longer have to down a cup of black coffee or a Red Bull for an extra energy jolt.

N.D. approves wind power line proposal

Source: BusinessWeek, Tue March 27, 2007
Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - The Public Service Commission has approved a transmission line for a new wind farm in North Dakota and South Dakota.

Mountain Lion Research Continues in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD - A research project tracking mountain lions in the Black Hills has been extended for another year.

Official tells Indian side of Mt. Rushmore

Source: CNN, Mon May 16, 2005
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD - The huge granite faces of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt evoke the ideals of the country's leaders as America changed from rural republic to world power. To many American Indians, though, the imposing monument in the Black Hills is a painful symbol of treaties broken by the federal government. And they want their story told.

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