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Ogallala Aquifer

An Open Letter to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Anne Dilenschneider

Dear Editor, Now that you have interviewed Mr. Corey Goulet, TransCanada's president for Keystone Projects, and the South Dakota Public Utilities hea...

An Expert Explains the Maps of the Ogallala Aquifer of the Texas High Plains

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Lubbock, TX - In this video, Lucia Barbato, of the Texas Tech University Center for Geospatial Technology, explains the various maps of the Texas High...

In Drought-Ravaged Plains, Efforts to Save A Vital Aquifer

Stateline | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green

By Jim Malewitz, Stateline Staff Writer: Threatened by another summer of crop-shriveling drought, Kansans are watching a bold experiment unfold in ...

Obama and Keystone XL: The Moment of Truth?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

President Obama will soon have to decide whether he will be the "all of the above" president or the "respond to climate change" president.

Keystone Conflict: Nebraska Firm Reviewing Tar Sands Project Has Ties to Pipeline Builder

OnEarth | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
OnEarth

Conflict-of-interest concerns have plagued the Keystone project from the beginning. Now it turns out that HDR, the engineering and consulting firm hired by Nebraska to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the project, has a cozy relationship with the company it was supposed to evaluate.

The Other Dark Side of GMO Corn

Mohammed Salarbux | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green
Mohammed Salarbux

The convergence of nine out of the 10 consecutive warmest years, along with poor soil conservation practices, could lead to the depletion of our underground water reservoir, which could in turn result in another Dust Bowl.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

Cycling Along the Keystone Pipeline: Hartington, Neb.

Carol Hsin | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Carol Hsin

Hartington became a stop on my cycling journey because opponents of the proposed extension, Keystone XL, have cited the leaks there as reasons to be wary of XL.

New Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Permit Rejected by Nebraska Residents

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The Keystone XL pipeline has become a red-hot lightning rod for politicians pushing Big Oil's misinformation campaign of hugely inflated jobs numbers and their specious arguments about national security. The truth is this is about oil industry profits and political gamesmanship, pure and simple.

Cornhuskers vs. Keystone XL Pipeline: Next Steps?

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Rose Marie Berger

The political shenanigans around the Keystone XL pipeline will continue through the election season. States desperately need money and will look to private industry to get it -- even if it means cutting off your nose to spite their face.

The Keystone XL Pipeline and the Sandhills of Nebraska

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Dale Norton

It goes against everything Nebraskans know to be true: you don't take the land of U.S. citizens for the profit of a foreign corporation, and you don't mess with the Ogallala Aquifer.

The Ogallala Aquifer: Water Scarcity on the Texas High Plains (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2012-02-15-Screenshot20120214at8.30.27PM.png On the southern high plains of Texas, on a time-scale less than an average human lifetime, growing concerns over water scarcity are playing out.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The Facts Deserve Repeating

Robert Redford | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

The Keystone XL pipeline doesn't deliver on jobs or national security, it jeopardizes public health and safety and the president was right to reject it.

PHOTOS: Animals That Stood In Keystone's Path

Posted 01.21.2012 | Green

With Obama's recent permit rejection of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the project's political and economic considerations have stood at the front...

Keystone XL and the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Kyle Rabin | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Kyle Rabin

High-level federal coordination of energy, water and agriculture policy and planning -- while a complex task -- would help to identify environmentally unsound projects which are bound to continually draw massive protests.

Victory in Keystone XL Pipeline Fight: Obama Administration Calls for New Review and a Year Delay

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know that revisiting the flawed review process will result in the right answer: America does not need to deepen our oil addiction with this tar sands pipeline.

Lucia Graves

Thousands Gather In Lafayette Park In Culmination Of Tar Sands Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL reached a pivotal moment on Sunday when an estimated 10,000 demonstrators g...

Lucia Graves

Groups Sue To Block Construction Of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups filed suit against the Obama administration on Wednesday, alleging that U.S. federal officials illegally allowed wo...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Keystone Pipeline Opponents In Nebraska Say Oil And Water Don't Mix

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

ATKINSON, Neb. -- In a sometimes raucous collision of values and political passions, farmers, ranch owners, union laborers, students, politicians and ...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: A Tar Sands Folly?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The U.S. State Department is in the rare position of having to decide on an environmental issue. Hillary Clinton is in the tar sands hot seat. Is she asking the right questions?

Wake-Up Call From Yellowstone: Keystone XL Must Be Shelved

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Big Oil wants to build a pipeline to send the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from the Boreal forests of Canada right through the heart of America, crossing the Yellowstone, the Missouri, the Platte and other treasured rivers on its way to Texas refineries.

Texas-Sized Challenges Facing Lone Star State Water

Jim Lauria | Posted 06.29.2011 | Green
Jim Lauria

The Lone Star State's water challenges include a huge population, thirsty agriculture, and a massive push to feed our addiction to fossil fuels.

10 U.S. Cities That Are Running Out Of Water

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St. looked at an October, 2010 report on water risk by environmental research and sustainability group, Ceres. We also considered a comprehe...

Where Has All The Water Gone?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.Mankind is moving buckets and buckets of water from land to the ocean.Sometimes science moves slowly and sometimes q...

Ogalalla Blue

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

In 1978 the Corp of Engineers built a 48 million dollar reservoir in Oklahoma called Optima Dam. Due to declines in groundwater, it has never held so much as a teacup of water.