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Solid Waste Guides and Factsheets for Rural Alaska Villages

Zender Environmental Health and Research Group develops and compiles documents and resources predominantly on the topic of solid waste and mostly for the Alaska Native Village audience. These materials are available online; existing resources are updated regularly, and new ones are added. The topics of the resources/documents are listed in […]

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Clean & Healthy Tribal Casinos Workshop

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Region 5: “The Clean & Healthy Tribal Casinos Workshop,“ was held September 18 & 19, 2012, at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino, Grand Portage, MN. You can read about what the experts and science had to say at Region 5’s first […]

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Facing Climate Change: Coastal Tribes

Facing Climate Change: Coastal Tribes (video)

The Swinomish Tribe has lived on the coasts of the Salish Sea for thousands of years. Today, rising seas not only threaten cultural traditions, but also the economic vitality of this small island nation in the shadow of two oil refineries. After scientists identified sea level rise as a threat […]

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Collaborative Integrated Wood Energy Program for Yukon Flats Villages

  • Source: Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments
  • Topic Area(s): Energy: Renewables
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  • Year: 2011

Increasing the use of wood energy to decrease reliance on expensive diesel fuel in the Athabascan area of Alaska.

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Pueblo of Taos Environmental Management System Project

How the process of creating an EMS saved the Pueblo of Taos energy. This powerpoint presentation guides users through the Plan, Do, Check, Act process for Environmental Management Systems in order to reduce costs and liability related to waste disposal, and reinforce cultural traditions and philosophy on protection and preservation […]

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Geothermal Development at Pyramid Lake

Finding geothermal systems that do not interfere with cultural preservation at Pyramid Lake Paiute, NV.

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Geothermal Development at Turtle Mountain Community College

Development of a geothemal heating and cooling system at Turtle Mountain Community College, ND.

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A Guide for Tribal Leaders on U.S. Climate Change Programs

This guide summarizes key U.S. government programs addressing climate change, opportunities for tribal engagement and contacts for each agency. In addition to its immediate value to tribes and their partners, this information will provide important groundwork for research on understanding and improving the tribal consultation processes in the context of […]

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Digital Coast (NOAA)

  • Source: NOAA Coastal Services Center
  • Topic Area(s): Climate Change
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  • Year: 2011

Provides data and the tools, training, and information needed to turn these data into the information most needed by coastal resource management professionals. Some tools are web-based, providing direct online analysis and viewing, while others are downloadable extensions that provide new functionality for desktop geographic information systems.

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American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges

American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges

Developed in collaboration with the Akwesasne Mohawk of northern New York, the Campo Kumeyaay Nation of southern California, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe of northern Minnesota and the Lummi Nation of Washington state, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian sponsors this site that targets middle and high […]

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