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Why California is spreading waste on the prairie

Apolitical | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

A groundbreaking farm scheme in California has the potential to cancel out the state's entire commercial and residential carbon emissions - by using w...

Where the Buffalo Roam

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.11.2016 | Books
Vicki Cobb

The Great Plains make up one third of the U.S.A. and the wild prairie ecosystem, which once dominated the Great Plains is 98% gone. But we can see w...

TEK and the Return of Wolves, Fire, and Bison

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the wisdom indigenous and local people acquire by living on the earth. Rooted in a specific landscape and ba...

A Portrait of the Plains: Documenting A Changing Landscape

Robin Walter | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

Fourchette Creek by Robin Walter Morning light spills through grass thick with dew, small whorls of dust rise from hooves ...

Step Aside, San Francisco: "SF" Now Stands for Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

All those things that everyone loves about the famous, jaded, sea-beaten SF (and more!) can also be found in a fresh, friendly, affordable Midwestern SF: Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One's hilly. One's flat. Both are beautiful. And you'll never believe how much they have in common.

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...

Ferret Camp

Robin Walter | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes), Photo credit: Randy Matchett When senior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Randy Matchett invited me t...

The Art of Slow Moving: A Journey Through America's Grasslands on Horseback

Robin Walter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

July 26, 2014 About two weeks have passed since four horses, a white mule named Pearl, Winnie the dog, Sebastian Tsocanos and I were dropped off in...

A Horseback Account of America's Vanishing Prairie

Robin Walter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

I peered through my mule's ears at a copper-coated bison squaring off with me in a remote corner of Northeastern Montana, and shortened my reins. Two weeks into a 3-month expedition to document the changing Great Plains landscape, this was our first bison.

Odd 'Mounds' Mystery Solved?

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science

A new twist on an old mystery may finally settle the debate over the origin of Mima mounds, which bulge out of the ground like enormous, grass-covered...

South Dakota Straddles The Border Between Old And Otherworldly

Jenna Scatena | Posted 08.25.2012 | Travel
Jenna Scatena

The highlight of many trips, seeing buffalo and moose, is tainted somewhat when you see those majestic beasts are again on a local menu.

The Little Hope For The Prairie

Pam Grout | Posted 11.01.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

In the mountains, the beauty is obvious. Any idiot can see it. To appreciate a prairie, you have to slow down, turn over rocks and consider subtleties.

Foreclosures Ravage Denver's Middle Class

USA Today Via ABC News | Brad Heath and Charisse Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Foreclosures are ripping through the rows of new homes in the flatlands where Denver turns to prairie. Every week, 10 more families here need to find ...