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Hydrogen: Nature's Fuel | Hydrogen Production

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Learn how hydrogen is made from a variety of domestic sources using different processes such as electrolysis, reformation, and gasification.

Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation | Part 5

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One of the first buildings built at the fort was the “guard house.” This was similar to a jail and was for soldiers who broke the rules. Minor offenses were punishable by hard labor, while the guard house was for perpetrators of major crimes.  The types of crimes provide a window into fort life.

Altered Lives: Stories From the Medina Tragedy | Law Enforcement and Families

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When Gordon Kahl and his son killed two federal marshals near Medina in 1983, they not only destroyed lives but they also tore apart families and affected the lives and work of law enforcement officials.

Wetlands: The Drain Game | What Can Be Done

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Although it may take many years and much work, through the process of conservation and restoration the people of Canada can get their wetlands back. The legislation can help by passing laws and providing incentives.

Out of the Air - Into the Soil: Land Practices That Reduce Atmospheric Carbon Levels - Forest Fire Control and CO2 Management

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Methods of fire control in the forest around Redding, California, create terrestrial sequestration opportunities.

Mother Nature in Charge | When the Water Came

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Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board, explains how the flooding of Devils Lake began in 1993 with some areas of the basin getting nearly thirty inches of rain that year. The fall of 2008 through the spring of 2009 brought more rain and snow, causing a dramatic rise in the lake. Frith explains the amount acreage lost and the economic losses of the past year.

Liberty Minutes | Fight for Statehood

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Listen as Wayne Stenehjem discusses the issues North Dakota confronted in its fight for statehood.

Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation | Part 2

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The U.S. Army hired single women to become “laundresses” at the military forts in the West. These women were considered part of the army and lived on the fort. Soldiers would court laundresses and together they would have social events.  Officers’ wives and children could also live at the fort.

Germans from Russia in South America | Farms

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Germans from Russia living in community of Witmarsum in Brazil moved away from its first location to find land more suitable for farming wheat. Juan Hippener tells about the farm that was started by his grandfather.

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