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Oil Is the New Fur

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The news this week on the Fort Berthold Reservation was not good. One million gallons of brine from fracking operations spilled in an 8,240 feet long flow down a ravine near Bear Den Bay and Lake Sakakawea.

Two Industrious Innkeepers

Kerri Allen | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

B&B's get mixed reviews. Some find the experience intrusive, with innkeepers acting more like nosy relatives than hospitality professionals. Others relish the history seeping out of mahogany armoires and well-thumbed "take one, leave one" paperbacks.

One-Time Suspected Serial Killer Found Dead

Posted 05.23.2014 | Crime

Gregory Breeden, a Missouri man suspected in the mid-1990s of killing seven women, has been found dead in a Butler motel, authorities said. Breeden...

Diverting the Missouri River to the West: 'Can' Does Not Mean 'Should'

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Terraforming is not science fiction but reality: humans are remaking the surface of our planet. We are altering the composition of the planet's atmosphere and fundamentally changing the entire global climate.

A Pipeline To Irrigate Arid States?

AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a story Dec. 10 about a proposed Missouri River pipeline to the West, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Missour...

WASTELAND: 4 Feet Of Sand Ruins Farms

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — Mason Hansen guns his pickup and cranks the steering wheel to spin through sand up to 4 feet high, but this is no day a...

Ten Most Endangered Rivers of 2012 (PHOTOS)

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

If Congress slashes clean water protections, more Americans will get sick and communities and businesses will suffer. We simply cannot afford to go back to a time when the Potomac and rivers nationwide were too polluted to use.

ND To Allow Missouri River Water Use For Drilling

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Temporary, no-cost permits to tap surplus water from North Dakota's Lake Sakakawea will be issued to oil drillers and other in...

Panel: Corps Not To Blame For Missouri River Flooding

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green

HELENA, Mont. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did what it could with the record flooding on the Missouri River this year although proposed ch...

Giving Thanks for Some of the Free Stuff

Carl Pope | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Natural systems don't take holidays or send us a bill. And they are the only force on the planet strong enough and resilient enough to make up for human folly and shortsightedness -- if we let them.

Record Flooding Leads To Change In Missouri River Plans

AP | By MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday it will change its approach to managing the Missouri River following a summer of record fl...

Missouri River Flooding Alert Lifted By Nebraska Nuclear Plant

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green

BROWNVILLE, Neb. -- An alert issued at a southeast Nebraska nuclear power plant as rising floodwaters from the bloated Missouri River threatened its p...

Fears Of Levee Failures Rise With More Missouri River Flooding

AP | By JOSH FUNK | Posted 09.08.2011 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. -- Several hundred thousand acres of rich Midwestern farmland and even some urban areas near the Missouri River are at risk of flooding th...

Saved -- in Spite of Ourselves

Carl Pope | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Although the Missouri River floods threatening Nebraska's Ft. Calhoun and Cooper nuclear power plants will put tremendous stress on both the systems and their operators, the immediate risk of a meltdown like Fukushima is small.

Rollin' on the River

Carl Pope | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Yes, Congressman Graves, the river is managing us -- because we took away the space and resilience that gave the Missouri its capacity to manage itself. We can't afford to do away with nature, however hard you have been trying.

WATCH: River Levee Crumbles On Camera

Posted 08.13.2011 | Green

A Missouri River levee failed near the Iowa-Missouri border this morning, forcing a flash flood watch for the town of Hamburg, Iowa. An Arizona co...

Residents Scramble To Protect Towns As Missouri River Rises

AP | JOSH FUNK and GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. — The scramble is nearly over to fill thousands of sandbags and construct last-minute levees to heights that haven't been needed in ...

Missouri Flood Waters

Melissa Hapke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melissa Hapke

"So far I'm safe where I'm at, but I may have to take a different route to work. My house is only three blocks from the Missouri River, but we live on a hill."