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North Dakota now captures 95% of natural gas, the vast amount of which comes from oil wells, but still stands out as a major source of flaring, which releases climate-warming methane.
The students used advanced laboratory techniques to enable a protein from bacteria to produce a dye that binds with cotton, useful for coloring textiles in an environmentally friendly process.
The Mapleton School District was granted the funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
As the EPA disburses roughly $50 million for air quality monitoring to hundreds of local governments across the country, North Dakota won’t be receiving any funding as the state’s air quality is already high.
The EPA enforces a summertime ban on E15 over concerns it contributes to smog in hot weather, though research has since shown the 15% blend may not increase smog relative to the more common E10 sold year-round.
Residents can drop off their pumpkins at four locations in Moorhead Nov. 7 through Nov. 20.

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Sarena Selbo, a graduate of Fargo South High School and the University of North Dakota, will soon be chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System in Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Islands, which include American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive almost $1.5 million.
After pulling over 16,000 pounds of trash from the Red River and its tributaries last year, volunteers returned to Snakey Creek on Tuesday to find it once again littered with debris.

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