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2009-02-06 16:39:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Plains - The Camelina Company announces that camelina meal will be available for use as broiler chicken feed. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved camelina in rations for broiler chickens and with this action the FDA allows Great Plains to state that camelina has GRAS ("generally recognized as safe") status. Camelina already is used in feed mixtures for beef cattle and hogs. While high in protein and vitamin E, camelina...

2008-11-07 12:00:19

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP): Who: Michael J. Chesser, Chairman and CEO - Great Plains Energy William H. Downey, President and COO - Great Plains Energy Terry Bassham, EVP and CFO - Great Plains Energy Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7:30 a.m. MST Topic: Corporate presentation on Great Plains Energy provided to the 43rd Edison Electric Institute Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona How To View / Listen: 1. Go to the Company's web site: www.greatplainsenergy.com;...

2008-10-14 06:00:24

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Wendy Wilkinson, wilkinsonpr@comast.net, or Krista Schulz, Krista_wilkinsonpr@comcast.net, both for The Land Report DENVER, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A lunch with Warren Buffet was just auctioned off at $2.1 million for charity. But according to Eric O'Keefe, editor of The Land Report, sitting down for a one-on- two lunch with T. Boone Pickens and Ted Turner, two pioneering entrepreneurs, was priceless. Pickens is featured on the new Fall cover of the...

2008-10-02 12:06:53

Great Plains - The Camelina Company entered into an agreement with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota to utilize its proprietary technology to produce advanced fuels from the next generation biofuel crop, Camelina sativa. Great Plains has studied the science and agronomy of camelina for over 10 years and for the past three years has contracted with growers throughout the United States and Canada to grow the crop. Currently, the company...

2008-09-19 09:00:36

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) announced today that Terry Bassham, Executive Vice President and CFO, will be presenting at the Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 10:15 a.m. EDT. An audio-only webcast link and presentation materials will be made available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.greatplainsenergy.com. The presentation will consist of an overview of the Company, followed by an informal...

2008-09-17 06:00:24

By Julene Bair While touting his plan to wean us off foreign oil, Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens makes no bones about being heavily invested in the natural gas he wants us to use in our cars. Nor does he deny the wind generated on his 200,000-acre wind farm would inflate a fortune accumulated selling fossil fuel. But he says little of his intention to market fossil water. That's what conservationists call finite supplies of water dating to prehistoric times. The Ogallala Aquifer is...

2008-09-08 15:00:00

By Copyright 2008 Albuquerque Journal By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer The wind blowing across the plains of eastern New Mexico is like a vast oil field, a supply of energy just waiting to be tapped. What we lack is the power lines to get it to the people whose computers and flat panel TVs await -- the vast growing energy sinks of Phoenix, Las Vegas and L.A. Into that brink has stepped Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, with a national campaign to use wind power from middle America,...

2008-09-08 06:00:20

Kansas City Power & Light, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy, has filed rate increase requests with the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Kansas Corporation Commission to increase base rates for electric service in all five of its service areas. The requests will raise a typical residential customer's rates by approximately 16.2%, translating to a $12.27 monthly increase. The requests, which are subject to regulatory approval, would take effect in late summer 2009. The rate...

2008-09-03 09:00:39

There's a new player fueling the alternative energy market and it's picking up speed as fossil fuels continue to fall short. Camelina, an oilseed crop in the same family as mustard, is currently being grown throughout the United States and Canada and crushed to produce biodiesel by Great Plains - The Camelina Company. With several crushing partners in North America, Great Plains has produced over 10 million road miles of camelina biodiesel to date, and plans to boost production to 100...

2008-09-02 21:00:11

By Laura Bauer KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeffrey Harsh admits he would try just about anything to save the prairie dog. Not content to sit and watch counties and landowners across the plains wipe the land clean of the critters, he wants to do something - plead the case of the prairie dog, if you will. His recent plea has some wildlife preservationists nodding their heads in agreement but other folks, well, chuckling in their chairs. The theory - espoused by others over the years - is that...


Latest Great Plains Reference Libraries

Edwards Plateau
2013-04-19 19:37:49

The Edwards Plateau is an area of west-central Texas which is bordered by the Balcones Fault towards the south and the east, the Llano Uplift and the Llano Estacado towards the north, and the Chihuahuan Desert and Pecos River towards the west. San Angelo, San Antonia, Del Rio, and Austin make a rough outline of the area. The eastern part of the plateau is the Texas Hill Country. The trees of this savanna include a juniper-oak mix and a mesquite-acacia mix scattered over the fairly short...

Central tall grasslands
2013-04-19 18:16:33

The Central tall grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the Midwestern United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. It covers a large region of southern Minnesota, most of Iowa, and a small portion of eastern South Dakota and a narrow strip going through eastern Nebraska and northeastern Kansas. The rainfall here is 1,000 millimeters per year, which is higher than most of the Great Plains. The Northern tall grasslands are located to the north and have fewer and different...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

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2006-12-14 13:15:09

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, the largest terrestrial mammal in North America, and one of the largest wild cattle in the world. With their huge bulk, Wood Bison"“which are the largest subspecies in North America "“ are only surpassed in size by the massive Asian gaur and wild water buffalo, both of which are found mainly in India. The bison inhabited the Great Plains of the United States and Canada in massive herds, ranging from the Great Slave Lake in Canada's far...

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