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One American Town Is Entirely Powered by Wind

Article: One American Town Is Entirely Powered by Wind

COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 16, 2008 (ENS) – Four wind turbines supply all the electricity needed by the 1,395 residents of Rock Port. The town in the far northwest corner of Missouri announced Tuesday that it has become the first town in the United States to operate solely on wind power. Rock Port depends for power…

Saving Wild Iowa

Article: Saving Wild Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation says it has embarked upon “the largest single private campaign” ever launched in the state for natural land protection. The goal of the new effort is to protect 15,000 acres of what’s left of “wild Iowa,” the foundation says. At least 7,500…