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Due to climate change and erosion, the Village of Newtok, AK is rapidly sinking. Relocation efforts broke down this summer because on an internal political conflict and a freeze of government funds.
Several witnesses at a hearing of the senate committee on Indian Affairs called upon the federal government to fight climate change and to help tribes cope with its effects.
The last of four American Indian water rights settlements signed in 2010 is becoming a reality. The White Mountain Apache Tribe plans to build a dam that will send water through a treatment plant and into a pipeline to serve the tribe’s population center.
A mining company consortium called Pebble Partnership has plans to mine copper in Alaska rivers. Local Tribal salmon communities, fearing the mine will cause water pollution, have asked the EPA to intervene.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Environment Division will host the 17th Annual Indian Nation Leaders meeting. Federal officials and leadership from the Six Nations of New York state, as well as the Shinnecock Nation from Long Island, will meet at Akwesasne Casino Resort to discuss ecosystem issues.
By next July the Forest County Potawatomi Community-owned FCPC Renewable Generation, LLC is anticipated to complete its food waste-to-energy facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Officials say an 8 inch underground gasoline pipeline leaked onto the Crow reservation in Southeast Montana. The volume of gas leaked is undetermined as of yet. An investigation is underway.
Leaders from six Sioux Tribes announced plans to develop a renewable energy project that would generate 1 to 2 gigawatts of power annually.
Three Tribes from Arizona, California and Colorado have gone solar with the help of the Department of Energy’s Strategic Technical Assistance Response team, or START program.
Over 300 Tribal and non tribal energy leaders and companies held a conference June 10-12 aimed at helping tribes increase their self sufficiency efforts, explore energy policies and resource development.
The Tribal Joint Business Council signed a cooperative agreement with the Dept. of Energy for one year in order to address the work being done on the contaminated uranium mill tailings site on the Wind River Indian Res, WY.
Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly and others opened a three day conference in Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico, to discuss the hurdles of developing natural resources, from oil to natural gas and renewable resources.
Northwester Indian College in Washington will open a new building on its main Lummi Reservation campus, allowing students and faculty to conduct environmental research that supports healthy, clean and vibrant environments.
Two prototype green homes have been built, attempting to regenerate the environment, the people and the culture. Modeled loosely on traditional roundhouses, they will provide a blueprint for 15 new healthy, water-and energy-efficient residences the Pinoleville Pomo Nation hopes to construct.
Four tribes celebrated Earth Day April 22 by breaking ground on a new eco-friendly business enterprise at a former Indian boarding school.
Two groups, starting at the site of the new solar development, lead an Earth day parade supporting solar power, protesting coal powered energy and celebrating the closing announcement of the Reid Gardner coal plant.
More than a month after members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa set up camp atop four oil pipelines to protest Enbridge Inc.’s alleged lack of easements across their tribal territory, protesters remain determined to convince Enbridge Inc. to shut off or move the pipelines.
Five native American women have begun to walk the length of the Mississippi River, gathering followers along their journey as they raise awareness about water pollution.
A study by University of Montana researchers shows that pollutants leeching into the heavily mined Elk River drainage in southeastern British Columbia have reached alarming levels, particularly as selenium threatens critical fish habitat in Canada, as well as downstream in Montana.
Trustees of the National Resource Damage Assessment, comprised of groups including two tribal governments, wants Enbridge to participate in studies involving vegetation and recreational use in the area affected by the company’s 2010 tar sands oil spill.
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