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Water: The Lifeblood - Water Use in Traditional Oil and Gas Industry

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Production facilities that produce oil and gas use water in the production of those vital liquids and are frequently located next to a water source.

Hydrogen: Nature's Fuel | Domestic Energy

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Sierra Nevada Brewery demonstrates how a 24/7 manufacturing facility can survive off the grid with hydrogen.

Altered Lives: Stories From the Medina Tragedy | The Shooting

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When federal marshals arrived in Medina, North Dakota, to arrest Gordon Kahl on February 13, 1983, the violent shootout that followed left two law enforcement officials dead.

Uganda: Sustainable Tourism | Beekeeping and Tree Plantation Project

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Learn about a group of research assistants at Makerere University who initiated beekeeping and tree plantation project. The trees they plant are used for medicinal purposes.

Nature in the Balance | CO2 Sequestration | Carbon Storage in the Landscape

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Learn about the locations and types of landscapes ideal for terrestrial sequestration and the reason they are fleshed out.

Out of the Air - Into the Soil: Land Practices That Reduce Atmospheric Carbon Levels - CO2 Management in California Forests

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Forest management in northern California is helping to manage carbon emissions.

Mother Nature in Charge | Lee Gessner

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Lee Gessner is a farmer near Penn, ND, who worries if the water has risen while he sleeps each night. While he is frustrated by the situation he does understand that Mother Nature is the one in charge and that he must learn to adapt to her wishes.

Prairie Churches | Expressions of Faith

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Learn about Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain, North Dakota. A montage of northern plains churches illustrates NDSU History Professor Tom Isern’s assertion that we can learn from prairie churches about the people of the plains who built them.

Ford Buford: Splendid Isolation | Part 4

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Surgeons’ records show another side of life at Fort Buford, illustrating how limited medical knowledge was in the late 1800s.  Unsanitary conditions, a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of diseases were contributors to a host of different health problems for the men and women of Fort Buford. 

Germans from Russia in South America | Staying Connected

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Learn how Germans from Russia in South America get connected with German Russians in North America. Most recently, contact between relatives in North and South America includes formal reunions of families.

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