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When complete the sites will produce about 300 megawatts of wind power and up to 60 megawatts of solar generation. The project will install 55 turbines at the Big Bend wind project and solar panels on more than 480 acres on nearby land for the Red Rock solar project.
The report comes as the Biden administration prepares in the coming months to unveil new safety-related rules to curb methane emissions from pipeline systems that transport gas from production to local distribution.
The EPA is likely to raise ethanol blending mandates for 2021 above a figure it proposed in December to align with actual U.S. consumption levels.
With Western states enduring a historic drought, some towns are rejecting fireworks as a wildfire risk, even though nearly all civic fireworks displays are safely monitored by firefighters.
Croplands in the Upper Great Plains expanded 584,600 acres per year between 2015 and 2019, while grasslands contracted at an annual rate of 448,600 acres over the same span.
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“What they found is that if that wetland is in place and we take out half the sediment, then eventually — with about 10 or so refills of the lake — the remaining sediment would get sufficiently rinsed out if the water coming in is cleaner,” DWU biochemistry professor Paula Mazzer said of the findings from the student-led lake project.

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W. Carter Johnson first began studying the ecology of the Dakotas as a graduate student at North Dakota State University in the 1960s and early '70s. His new book offers a survey of the region's natural history and the many ways in which humans have altered the land.
Fox returned to the wild after falling in window well of St. Paul cathedral
"I don’t want the roadsides and ditches to be used as garbage receptacles, but places where birds can make their nests, foxes, their lairs and toads, foraging grounds for insects."

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